Thanks to a reader for sending the update. Back in March we learned a new Thai restaurant would be taking over this space around the corner from the recently opened Stoney’s on L Street (the entrance to Soi 38 is on 21st Street a bit north of L Street.) It’s going to be called Soi 38 (website isn’t live yet) and they promise “authentic Thai street food”. Sweet!
After a slight delay, the new Stoney’s on L Street is opening this Tuesday at 11am. You can see their P Street menu here. Thanks to one of their employees for sending word and a few shots of how the space turned out:
Back in April some scuttlebutt was confirmed that a Stoney’s is opening a second location at 2101 L Street, NW in the West End. Coming soon signage has now gone up and they’ve also applied for a liquor license:
“Stoney’s is a community restaurant and bar, serving all American cuisine. It will serve breakfast/lunch/dinner. Entertainment will include trivia night and host private events.”
Seating capacity will be 145 plus 30 for a sidewalk cafe. Hours will be Sunday through Thursday 8:00 am – 2:00 am, Friday and Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 am.
I live near the tennis courts by 23rd and O Street. I think it’s great that they can easily be used by residents of the District completely for free. Moreover, I think so many other people in the community appreciate having them. At the same time, it seems the city could do two small things to make them significantly better.
There is little to no effort being put in to maintain the courts. When I started using them years ago there weren’t noticeable surface problems; however, over time, a few courts have developed cracks, and this summer grass started growing through the cracks. Additionally, people periodically leave what seem to be condoms in the fences.
2. Time Limits
Generally, when others are waiting for a court, it is common courtesy to limit your time to an hour for singles and to an hour and a half for doubles. People either don’t know or willfully ignore this. While signs wouldn’t necessarily alleviate the problem entirely, it’d be nice to have something posted that reinforces the idea that these time limits exist.
Any ideas on how to get someone interested in looking into these things?”
Perhaps a general inquiry with DPR dpr(at)dc(dot)gov and/or a tweet to @DCDPR to get things started?
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Back in Sept. 2012 we learned that Hudson would be closing and would be replaced by an Italian Bistro. A liquor license has recently been posted for Greenhouse Bistro:
“Italian restaurant lounge and bar serving contemporary Italian cuisine in a hip, classy and relaxing environment with a seating capacity of 120. Total occupancy load of 156. Live entertainment will be provided such as violin, guitar and pianist. Sidewalk Café 80 seats.”
A few weeks ago a reader shared some scuttlebutt that a Stoney’s would be moving into the former Lite Stars space at 2101 L St, NW. Washington Business Journal now confirms the lease has been signed pending liquor license approval.