Here’s what we were reading last week about neighborhood news in DC.
Mount Vernon Triangle – The cranes (the construction apparatus…not the bird) are returning to restart the Yale Steal Laundry residential project. How did they get financing in this crummy real estate environment? It wasn’t Wall Street, it was the government…the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). [Renew Shaw]
Anacostia – East of the river gets a coffee house. Anyone checked it out yet? We’re planning a field trip soon. [And Now, Anacostia]
All Over DC – Three sommeliers get challenged on something other than wine. The contest included Jill Zimorski from the Penn Quarter’s Cafe Atlantico. [Washington Biz Journal: Top Shelf]
Georgetown – A detailed analysis is conducted of Georgetown’s retail establishments. A key finding? 69.53% of the stores are independents versus chains. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
Columbia Heights – We’ve wondered how the solar panels work in CH’s new main plaza. Now we know! [New Columbia Heights]
Penn Quarter – A nice mention of Penn Quarter Living on eating establishments. [Modern Luxury]