Construction to finally Begin on Boundary Stone Bar in Bloomingdale?

“Dear PoP,

Just wanted to give you a heads up on the Boundary Stone. There’s a portapotty and dumpster out front. I took the second photo through the window, where you can see scaffolding and such. So it looks like they’re finally working on it again.”

Back in Feb. ’10 we we first go word that another new bar would be heading to Bloomingdale. And in March ’10 the , to be named Boundary Stone gave a talk to the community about the new space coming to 116 Rhode Island Avenue NW. And then – nothing. Presumably there have been delays in permitting or other such matters but it looks like things could be back on track. If memory serves, I believe they already were granted their liquor license so it’s not likely that will cause a delay. I’ll be sure to update as construction progresses.

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  • Hope this happens.

    In other Bloomingdale/Eckington restaurant news, Engine Company 12 is scheduled to open July 1st, if their website is to be believed. Information, to include a preliminary menu, was posted to Eckington listserv this morning.

  • Whoops. Sorry. Full menu wasn’t posted today, but apparently will be tomorrow…

  • Great news! Much needed and welcome addition to the neighborhood!

  • You sure Boundary stone got their liquor license yet? I didnt see that on the Bloomingdale listserv, but I could have missed it.

  • Off topic, mostly, but when I saw the port-o-potty there, I couldn’t help but think what an awesome entrance a cleaned-out, super-sanitized Johnny on the Spot would make as an entryway to a bar.

  • Interestingly, a new restaurant just applied for its liquor license in the 400 block of H NE called “Boundary Road.”

    • mostly funny, because both reference the the edge of the city, both neither are on the edge of the historic or present day edge of the city.

  • Tardis would be an awesome name for a bar, too.

  • Yay! So excited for Boundary Stone. Glad to see the neighborhood trucking along.

  • Wow – I’ve never lived this close to so many things before! When I moved 10 years ago, I NEVER though 1st and Rhode Island NW would ever be safe not to mention cool. It used to be that you couldn’t even walk around the block without getting into some gang’s business (1st St had one North Cap had one, Seaton Place had one, etc). Now you walk up first and there are friggen bike racks (with intact bikes on them), yoga studios, high end stores..Amazing.

    This neighborhood fuckin’ rocks!

  • Awesome, they appear to be a few months away, but I can’t wait. Gonna be a great addition to the Rustik, Big Bear, Boundary Stone triangle.

  • I’m ecstatic about the possibility of one or two new restaurants in B-dale and don’t get why restauranteurs aren’t flooding into the neighborhood given all the people begging to spend money in a half-way decent establishment.

    I’ve been praying for Boundary Stone so the portapotty means there is a god that likes me.

    I thought Engine 12 had fallen through? Isn’t there some sort of battle with the landlord? If they could get a large restaurant like Engine on North Capitol, it could help to tranform that road as well as some of Eckington.

    • where would new places go? The problem is that many of the landlords are not business savvy or are demanding far too much.

      the first 2 concepts of ec-12 fell through. the current incarnation was announced a few months ago.

  • It seems to me that there are quite a few places that could be turned into something un-slummish, particularly on North Capitol. But you must be right about the landlords.

    Very glad to hear about Engine 12.

    BTW, Bloomingdale/Ledroit are ripe for an ice cream place. I’d like to see people walking around the neighborhood in the late evening, cones a lickin’.

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