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1025 First St, SE

A reader tweets us:

“I don’t know much about these, but I imagine this isn’t good for @justinscafe1025 what say you @PoPville ?”

Normally these closures are ordered for underage sales or violence of some kind. Anyone know what happened? Looks like a letter up top in the photo – anyone happen to see what it said. Ed. Note: Of course I asked OP but haven’t heard back yet.

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909 New Jersey Avenue, SE

Back in January we learned that Scarlet Oak was shooting for a mid-May opening:

“Same partnership group as Southern Hospitality (SoHo) in Adams Morgan will be opening Scarlet Oak. We have hired a new Exec. Chef for both SoHo and Scarlet Oak he previously worked at Red Hen and Proof – there will be some carry-over from the new SoHo menu.”

They’ve now posted their liquor license placard:

“New American fusion restaurant. Seating inside premises is 81. Total load inside premises is 120. Sidewalk Cafe with seating for 75.”

Updates when they have an exact opening date.

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New Jersey and K Street, SE

Right near the future Whole Foods just ahead (behind the new brown building) and the Capitol peeking out in the background:

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Rendering courtesy Grosvenor Americas

From a press release:

““F1RST” on First Street SE to have Marriott Residence Inn Taylor Gourmet, Chop’t plus other retail

Grosvenor Americas (Grosvenor), a property development and investment company with 1.9 million square feet of office, retail, and hotel space in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, today, in partnership with McCaffery Interests, unveiled the brand of their new mixed-use development at the Capitol Riverfront in southeast D.C.

F1RST, located directly north of Washington Nationals baseball stadium in the newly revitalized Capitol Riverfront District, will be a 450,000 square foot, mixed-use community designed by architect Hickok Cole that will offer 325 rental apartments, a 170-room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel and nearly 25,000 square feet of retail space adjacent to Nationals Park baseball stadium. (more…)

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From Change.org:

“We realize it is not mandated by law that your facility provide any accommodations, however we implore the organization to consider the fans and their families who love coming to games with their nursing and bottle-fed babies, but do not want to be isolated from enjoying a game we have paid a ticket to see. Additionally, for mothers who may be away from their children for the extended period that a game lasts, it would be courteous for the Washington Nationals organization to provide a space for pumping mothers to take a break in a private, sanitary space to express milk as necessary while attending a baseball game.

An ideal sanctioned Family space in Nationals Park would be ADA-compliant and include:

Comfortable armchairs for the nursing and bottle-feeding parent
Outlets for plugging in breast pumps
Counter space for diaper changing
A sink, trash cans, possibly lockers for renting
HVAC temperature maintained at a level which would be comfortable in a Dressing Room type of environment
Possible adjacency to the children’s play area
Privacy from the passing crowd
Display and sound of the live baseball game

We compel the Washington Nationals organization to consider this upgraded amenity to Nationals Park in order to better provide the team’s fans with an experience and accommodations to be expected from a family-friendly organization.”

You can read the full petition here.

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A reader writes:

“I’m lamenting the potential end of the Bullpen/Fairgrounds…

Used to be cheaper, but it’s still a great place for a pre- or postgame meet up and awesome on nice days to grab a cold one before hitting the stadium just a minute away.”

Will you miss the Fairgrounds too? With all the new spots opening up around Navy Yard where’s your favorite spot to go before/after a game?

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8th and L St, SE

In more beer garden news – looks like the one coming to lower Barracks Row has made some serious progress.

From Capital Riverfront:

“The Brig

Status of Project: Under Construction
Anticipated Completion: Spring/Summer 2015

The Brig on lower 8th Street is a 210-seat beer garden that is expected to open in late spring or early summer of 2015. Located at 8th and L Street, SE, The Brig will have 15 beers on tap, a bar that opens to a garden, some food offerings, and space for food trucks. There will be live outdoor music at The Brig as well.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user John M

“Dear PoPville,

I have been having a problem the last couple of months at the Yards Harris Teeter, and I’m wondering if its exclusive to this HT or if others have had a similar experience at either this location or at any others. When shopping there have been a few times that I bought a specific brand or more of something that I needed because it was either on sale or BOGO (buy one get one) via my VIC card. I use the self check outs and at first I thought I was paranoid or misunderstood the sales signs and wrote it off, but the last 3 times I have noticed that SOME sale prices were reflected when I rang them up, and others weren’t. Those three times I have pointed it out to the clerk monitoring the self check out and they have helped me resolve the issue by typing a code into the computer…. but they didn’t seem surprised and acted like it happens all the time and didn’t apologize or anything.

I know it might seem like small amounts, but they add up, in the last visit alone I would have paid $15 more than I should have. I am wondering if anyone else has had this experience, and (if nothing else) alerting folks to pay attention to the prices you are paying vs what was advertised. The real confusing aspect for me has been that some of the the items will reflect sale prices when rung up, and others (in the same transaction) do not.”

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From a press release:

“Just one year after Bardo Brewpub resumed brewing operations following a fifteen year hiatus, the NE DC brewery announced plans to open a two acre, multi use, riverfront location with an on site brewery, next to Nationals stadium.

Bardo is seeking to raise some of the funds needed thru an indiegogo campaign. With a twist. The brewery is offering groupon-style discounts on beer at the new location. “Our Living Social and Groupon promotions have been huge successes,” stated Bardo Brewpub’s Andrew Stewart, “we thought we would try it on our own via this fundraising platform”. “We have enough cash to do a bare bones build out”, added Bardo head man, Bill Stewart, “but the last time we opened before the permanent bathrooms were built and it was not well received.”
The indiegogo campaign can be viewed here. [Ed. Note: The goal is an ambitious $200k]

Initial plans call for riverfront seating, a sculpture garden, outdoor films over the water, DC’s largest dog park, an on site bicycle shop designed to interface with the location on the metropolitan branch trail, and a large outdoor space designated for activation by the local community in the form of farmers markets, swap meets and assorted community events. (more…)

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1015 Half Street, SE via Bonchon Facebook

From an email:

“It’s time, Bonchon is officially opening on Monday, March 30th, right in D.C.’s Navy Yard. Designed by award-winning firm GrizForm Design Architects, the space has a dining area that seats 65, a 90-seat lounge area, and an outdoor patio for warmer weather days. A large bar and spacious dining area will allow guests to sit back, relax and enjoy some baseball as they chow down on Bonchon’s signature Korean fried chicken (Bonchon will be just three blocks away from Nationals Park).”

Check out Bonchon’s menu here.

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