Photo above: Minibar construction at 9th and E St NW is on!
Here’s what we were reading recently about neighborhood news in DC. Have something to add? Leave it in the comments!
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Penn Quarter - The monthly Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) meeting takes place tonight at the Calvary Baptist Church (755 8th St NW) beginning at 6:30 pm. Guests from the Office of Planning will speak about Penn Quarter plans. [DC DNA]
Downtown/Chinatown - Two more office buildings are slated for downtown/Chinatown from the Gould Property Company. One is at 600 Massachusetts Ave NW and the other is at 900 New York Ave NW, part of the CityCenter DC development. Lots of renderings can be found through the second link. [DC Metro Urban Diary] & [Gould Company (properties' website)]
Downtown/Penn Quarter - Having restaurants and bars stay open until 4 am serving alcohol gets a trial run this last holiday weekend. Anybody take in the late night scene? [WaPo- DC Wire]
Downtown - The obituary for Rhett Leverett, a Penn Quarter dweller and Marymount assistant professor sadly killed last week, appears in the Washington Post. Rest in peace, Rhett. [WaPo]
Downtown - Read a write up and see interior shots of Maddy’s Tap Room, now open at 1100 13th St NW with a Texican menu. [Thrillist]
Chinatown - The material girl, Madonna, played at the Verizon Center and WaPo reviews it. Metro had to stay open late because she started at 10:30 pm. Punctuality wasn’t her strong point, apparently. [WaPo]