Archive for April, 2008
This morning, we received a note from Scott at the Gallery Place building: [Here's something] I don’t usually see out my front window in the morning.. It doesn’t appear that the fire was in the commercial area of the Gallery Place complex. Anyone have more information? We’ll also update this post when DCFD posts more […]
According to PQ Living tipster Amber and the Washington CityPaper, the YWCA Fitness and Aquatic Center at 624 9th Street, NW, will be closing its doors for good in the middle of May.
A few tipsters let us know that Wah Luck House, a 153 unit apartment house erected in 1982 at the corner of 6th and H Streets, NW, to house Chinese residents displaced by the Old Convention Center, is now up for sale. The US HUD Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract is up in 2010. We […]
We now know what the National Museum of Crime and Punishment’s (575 7th Street, NW) gift store will be called – The Cop Shop. We’ve followed the Museum’s progress and their most recent press release indicates a May 23 opening date. Their recently updated website says that the gift store will sell “merchandise for future […]
On Friday, April 25, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (ODMPED) selected four development teams for the 5th & Eye lot’s short list as follows: JBG Associates LLC2 Donohoe/Holland Potomac Investment Properties Buccini/Pollin Group The four teams will present their proposals to the community in a public meeting on Thursday, May […]
Walking back from a day of art on the National Mall, I ran into the owner of Kanlaya (740 6th Street, NW). Apparently, my favorite Thai restaurant had a fire last Thursday night (electrical). But the owner was surveying everything with a great attitude and said that he was looking forward to the neighbors coming back when they reopen on […]
Jogging on the Mall one morning we noticed that with the construction underway for the new Vietnam War Memorial Visitors Center, the POW-MIA trailers had disappeared. These are the booths that were between the Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool. We spoke to a park ranger who said the booths had been moved farther down […]