Frozen yogurt is coming back to Penn Quarter after all the specialty fro-yo shops closed, specifically Frozen Yo and Tangysweet. The Washington Post has the details on the store inside a store concept that will see Bakers & Baristas (501 7th St NW) open up a pop up to sell frozen yogurt during the summer and soups and hot chocolate during the winter. Initial hours are 11 am to 11 pm daily.
The Tidal Basin has the cherry blossoms but we have wisteria! Be sure to stop by the National Gallery of Art (7th and Madison NW) in the next week or so to enjoy these gorgeous blooms at their best.
The Washington Business Journal reports that the space formerly occupied by ESPN Zone at the corner of 11th and E St NW (555 12th St NW is the building’s address) will be taken over by a Saks Off Fifth, the discount clothing arm of Saks Fifth Avenue. The nearest Saks Off Fifth is currently over 20 miles away in Potomac Mills Mall in northern Virginia. The ESPN Zone closed in June of 2010 meaning this downtown space has been vacant for almost 6 years.
This new store will uptick the count of discount clothiers downtown as the neighborhood will now have all the major venues within a four block radius of each other including TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Nordstrom Rack, and Saks Off Fifth.
The ANC 2C (Advisory Neighborhood Commission) will host April’s meeting in the MLK Library (9th and G St NW) at 6:30 pm (Lower level – Room A-3). On to the full agenda as delivered to us by the Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association:
Call to Order
Approval of Agenda
Approval of March Meeting Minutes
Treasurer’s Report and Business Items
1. Council Member at Large’s Proposed Omnibus Bill
2. ANC2C’s web site: www.anc2c.us
Community Announcements and Presentations
1. Chris Shorter, Director, DC Department of Public Works, will give a brief presentation on the Department of Public Works (Celeste Duffie, Community Relations, DPW, Celeste.Duffie@dc.gov)
2. Tamara Robinson, DC Board of Elections, will speak on the November 2016 election and voter registration TRobinson@dcboee.org, 202.442.4966