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  • jim_ed

    Good Danny’s was trash. However just regular Danny’s on H St, which closed like 5-6 years ago, was legit.

  • I’m usually one who thinks people are unnecessarily critical of the aesthetics of new construction in DC, but…damn, that is ugly.

    • eh, could be worse, IMO

    • I don’t think it’s that bad. Hopefully they put some trees/landscaping in front, though. With the two tall condo towers now right across from each other on that block, it feels a little closed-in.

    • For those of us who live in the neighborhood it’s far, far better than what was there before. In person, it’s really not bad. At least it doesn’t look like a lego with neon stripes like a lot of new construction these days.

      • +1! It’s a vast, vast improvement over what was there before. Plus let’s not forget, it’s not done yet.

      • Yeah, if they had ripped down the originally beautiful apollo building for THIS, I could see getting upset. But it was a run down Murry’s and a parking lot…

        I do wish they made it have a little more character but oh well

    • justinbc

      The real unfortunate thing is that they hijacked the name of the building that was there before (Apollo) without re-imagining any of the incredible architectural aspects of that building. It was an old school beauty, and they could have easily incorporated some of that into the facade.

  • but when will the whole foods open? anyone know?

    • They’ve been saying Fall 2016, which seems doable based on the condition of the exterior, though I have no idea how much work is left to do on the inside. I’d guess November.

      • It’s a good thing that despite being just over a mile away from me, there really isn’t a convenient way to get there. Otherwise, my wallet would be in serious trouble.

  • I understood Nov/Dec 2016 for residential tenants and Mar/April 2017 for actual Whole Foods opening…??

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