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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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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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A reader writes:

“I guess they had to tear it out to move the Barry?”

USNI reports:

“Apart from the decision to get rid of the display ship, NSA Washington is demolishing two of its four piers and reconditioning Pier 2, where Barry currently sits. Ulmer said planning for that project began three to five years ago, and the Pier 2 work will continue even though DS Barry will be leaving and therefore there will be less foot traffic.”

Ed. Note: The Navy says the Barry will be removed by October.

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Like the way it’s turning out so far? Park Chelsea’s website says:

“Park Chelsea is the Capitol Riverfront’s next luxury apartment community. Amenities will include an indoor pool, resident club room, fitness facility and spin room, and sauna. The rooftop will showcase stunning views of the capitol which residents can enjoy while lounging in the rooftop pool or grilling in the outdoor kitchen. If your searching for serenity, take some time in the community garden or courtyard.”

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Live Music at Bluejacket Feat Hippie Control:

“We are proud to announce a new live music series at Bluejacket on the SE Waterfront [300 Tingey St, SE]. We love the space and everyone in it and the only way to make it any better is to add some live music, and that’s exactly what we are doing.

Join us on Friday Feb 6th for a night of live music from Lamont Bagfeel and Hippie Control, they are an incredible R&B and Neo-Soul live act that inspires hope, honesty and a true passion for love.

There will be no cover charge or dress code, just lots of love, good music, good people and good times and let’s not forget lots and lots of amazing beer.

Music will start at 10 so grab your spot early and get ready for a great night in a place you know and love.”