Info on New Bar, Boundary Stone Tavern, Hoping to Come to Bloomingdale

future site of "boundary stone" tavern

This is the bar to be located at 116 Rhode Island Avenue NW that we talked about at at the end of Feb.. Unfortunately still no word on the other bar, Rustik, hoping to come to Bloomingdale. But the owners of Boundary Stone had an open house Wed. evening. Thanks my friend Sean for sending some details:

Gareth and Matt Croke and Colin McDonough
They live in Bloomingdale
One of them won last years city paper’s best bartender in dc award…

They will be pursuing a Tavern class alcohol license.
They have applied for sidewalk patio seating.
They may try to turn a tiny side alley into patio seating.
They anticipate opening in January 2011.

sample menu
Salads and Starters
Deviled Eggs
Chicken Tenders
Proper French Onion Soup
Tomato Soup
Mixed local greens salad.
Caesar Salad

Sandwiches and Entress
Turkey Club
Veggie Sandwich
Grilled Cheese
Steak Frites
Grilled Chicken

They are seeking signatures of those willing to support the project to demonstrate neighborhood support to the ANC. There will be an electronic form forthcoming.

Sounds great. I’ll be sure to post document seeking signatures of support when it becomes available.

future site of "boundary stone" tavern

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  • Yay! More bars and restaurants where I live. It’ll be great to have places within a 5-10 walk of my home.

  • Boundary Stone wouldn’t only benefit Bloomingdale, but the surrounding communities as well. LeDroit, Shaw, Eckington, Truxton Circle, etc… Many of the neighborhoods don’t have a community bar/rest. to gather and enjoy a bite to eat, or meet up with neighbors. We take our money to U Street, Adams Morgan, downtown or even out of the District all together instead of investing in our communities. Regardless of what neighborhood you live in, I am sure everyone can agree that it would be (or is) great to have a neighborhood establishment. Coupled with the fact that the owners all live in the community makes it even more important and worthwhile. They are all friendly, out-going and genuine individuals.
    As a fairly new member of the Bloomingdale community, I make it a point to devote my dollars to establishments like Timor Bodega (& his dog watching services), Windows Cafe, RI Cleaners and Big Bear cafe. I would rather spend my money on someone that has a true connection to the neighborhood. I hope Boundary Stone has a successful future, and that the path to becoming a reality isn’t too difficult. The citizens of Bloomingdale and LeDroit are thirsting and starving for an establishment like Boundary Stone!

  • I can’t wait for this to open! Really looking forward to having a bar in the neighborhood!

  • Hooray!

  • this is awesome!

  • I think everyone wishes these guys and their endeavor well. It’s great to see entrepreneurship in the middle of a recession. More power to ’em.

    The meeting was attended by singles and families with young kids — may show the broad demographic of locals that would partake of Boundary Stone in different capacities.

  • I live on the corner of Rhode Island and Florida in no mans land (Bloomingdale envious) and can’t wait to request a regular bar stool! There is also a permit to open a food establishment at the corner of New Jersey and R, does anybody know what might be going there?

  • I’m excited but damn.. 10 month build out?

  • We got to meet the guys last night and knowing that they also live in the neighborhood only makes me want them to succeed even more. We can’t wait to spend our money here too, as we do with the other neighborhood businesses.

  • I second the enthusiasm! I live 3 blocks from here in Eckington and am very happy about the Boundary Stone and other new businesses coming into the area.

  • Awesome.

  • Thanks, PoP, for attending and reporting on Bloomingdale’s Boundary Stone. Most residents can’t wait to see it open.

  • sign the petition if you want to show support:

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