FYI – Big tractor trailer out in front of the new Streets market unloading foodstuffs into the store. Seems like they’ll beat Trader Joe’s to market?
Do you have any insight into who is behind this market? Seems like a mix between a grocer, a cafe, and prepared foods – similar to Glenn’s but by the look of it with a far more robust grocery option. I would love to know who these guys are.”
“Thank you for your support for the 14&U Farmers’ Market. It looks like we will be able to stay at our home on the Reeves sidewalk for two more market seasons and I hope we will be able to return after the Reeves Center is renovated or replaced.”
“(re)activate is a one night public art exhibition that will take place in the empty parking lot at 1932 9th Street, NW and the southwest corner of U Street on Saturday, March 15th from 5:30pm – 9:30pm!
Featuring video and performance art by emerging and established DC artists, the outdoor exhibition will explore and reflect on the dynamics of space, while introducing alternative modes of exhibiting art and culture in our urban environment!
Celebrating the groundbreaking of a new mixed-use art space in the U Street neighborhood, the exhibition will take place on the future site of H-Space, a work-live studio and multidisciplinary project room for artists. In animating the currently vacant lot through video projections and performance art, (re)activate invites audiences to (re)consider the usage of space in the District of Columbia, how it relates to their personal experience, our collective histories, and the future identity of the city.!
While the individual works of art investigate our interactions in and relationships to space, at its core, (re)activate contributes to the critical dialogue on creative place-making and how to make more space for art in a rapidly growing city like Washington, DC.
Participating Artists include: Animals and Fire, Free Space Collective, James Huckenpahler, Patrick McDonough, Jonathan Monghan, Kendall Nordin, Jassie Rios and Jose Ruiz!
Looks like they’re still working on the inside (and the upstairs windows) but the upgrades outside are a very good sign (sorry, early case of cabin fever) the inside will be something to looking forward to seeing too. Updates as they get closer to opening.
I’m wondering if you could do a GDoN for parking spaces. The last one you did seems to be back 4 years ago.
I’m particularly interested in the 14 and U st area, as things have changed since the last post. I’d be curious in hearing your, and others, opinions on how much someone should expect monthly lease/rents are for parking spots in various neighborhoods.”
Any word on when JBG is planning to break ground on the 1300 U St NW site?
The company completed an HPRB review just about a year ago for an 8-story residential building with ground-level retail to replace its existing one-story building taking up most of that block. And, other than Rite Aid, all of the stores in the building (Wydown, Pizza Hut, Al Crostino, etc.) have moved to JBG’s Louis on 14th or Georgia Ave. Seems like all of their ducks are in a row, but that they’re just selling window-based ad space for DCityStyle right now instead of starting construction.”
“The JBG Cos. is planning to develop a 135-unit apartment project at 13th and U streets across from the U Street Metro station. JBG applied to the District in the fall of 2012 to demolish a one-story Rite-Aid at the site to make way for its planned eight-story building, which will include 15,000 square feet of retail space.”
“Louis, a currently under-construction apartment project at 14th and U Street NW, and another project around the corner at 13th and U Street, which is in the planning stages, have been put up for sale by the busy firm.”
It’s not clear if the proposed sale will delay the construction at 13th and U but based on what the Rite Aid employee said – I’d guess we’ll see construction start around July/August. More info when it becomes available.
The main event may only occur on May 3rd, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get down year ’round. Join us at Brixton (901 U Street,NW) on February 26th for the first of many celebratory Funk Parade happy hours, with a portion of proceeds going to fund this one-of-a-kind event.
Brixton will be offering some extra special deals including:
**$5 signature Funky Punch**
as well as $5 Boozy Elderflower Lemonade, $5 Draughts, $5 Rails, Absolut and Smirnoff, and $6 Wine.
Funk Parade is a street fair, parade and music festival to celebrate U Street, the District and the spirit of funk, planned for May 3.
Funk Parade exists to make good things happen by bringing people together and making them feel all right through music, dance and the visual arts.
For more information related to the Funk Parade, events, and how to get involved, visit www.funkparade.com”
“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating several persons of interest in connection with an armed carjacking, which occurred on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at approximately 4:07 am, in the 1700 block of U Street, Northwest.
Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”
“I don’t know if everyone already knows the plans for the spaces on 14th street immediately adjacent (to the north) of G Sandwich, but I was walking by this weekend and spotted the following architect plans in the window of one of the stores.
A little hard to read with the glare, but one says “hair salon” and the other “cleaners”.