Thanks to a reader for telling me that one of the final spots below the Union Row Condos on 14th Street has been filled. You can see from the permit in the photo above it’s going to be a CVS. Not many people get too excited about CVS but there really isn’t another good option on 14th Street and W except for the Right Aid at 13th and U. So for those that live in that area how do you feel about a CVS coming?
The reader was also kind of enough to send the ANC1B Meeting notes which gives an update on the other retail going below the Union Row Condos. The new restaurant Eatonville is discussed with this interesting tidbit emerging: “The restaurant will have spoken word, folklore, and storytelling as well as background music and art from both local and global artisans.” The YES! Organic market is also discussed with hopes that will open it’s 14th Street location by August and it seems this location will be granted a liquor license. Ed. note: Let’s hope the Petworth location has similar success getting a liquor license. Excerpt of meeting notes after the jump.
“Commissioner Spalding reviewed application 78882 Eatonville for a new CR02 license with entertainment. This restaurant will be in the new PN Hoffman building and is owned by Andy Shalal, also owner of Busboys and Poets. The restaurant hours would be 7pm to 2am and 7pm to 3am with entertainment hours of 6pm-2am and 6pm-3am. Mr. Shalal was present to discuss the new restaurant and address any concerns and questions from the Commission and the community. Mr. Shalal indicated that the restaurant is dedicated to Zora Neale Hurston and the menu will be comprised of southern, low country bayou cuisine. The restaurant will have spoken word, folklore, and storytelling as well as background music and art from both local and global artisans. The global artwork will be sold by Global Exchange, a company that sells the work of a village and sends the monies back to the village. The restaurant will provide an alternative, non-club like atmosphere. A resident, Adam Holseger felt that the entertainment should end at midnight. Another resident felt that liquor sales should end at midnight due to the noise that patrons make when exiting the business. After some discussion on these issues Commissioner Hunter moved that ANC1B support Eatonville, license 78882. Commissioner Spalding seconded the motion and the motion was adopted 9-0.
Gary Chaw from Yes! Organic Market was present to address any further questions or concerns about the plans for the store. The application is for a B license to sell upscale wines and imported beer. Mr. Chaw indicated that contractors are currently working in the space, but due to noise issues the work hours have changed. These changes have caused the work time to take longer and he hopes that the store will be open by August. Commissioner Spalding moved that ANC1B support the Class B license of Yes! Organic Market. Commissioner Conklin seconded the motion and the motion was adopted 8-0”