“In a development likely to surprise his former Council colleagues, Graham said he’s working as special events director for The House at 3530 Georgia Ave., N.W., which has operated at that location since 1979.
Graham said he will promote the Sunday night gay male stripper venue as well as a weekly Thursday night event at the club featuring male strippers catering to a straight female clientele.
The club’s new gay stripper venue, called Rock Hard Sunday, is scheduled to have its grand opening Sunday night, April 19.”
Colony Club has passed their final inspection, Colony Club has passed their final inspection!
I stopped in yesterday for a quick update and was told the good news which means the soft opening is coming as soon as they finish training staff. The space as we got a taste last time and can see much better now looks amazing. I’ll update when they announce the official opening date but to start just the coffee and ping pong elements will open. In the coming weeks, after their liquor license is finalized, we’ll see some beer and more (beer/wine/spirits menu here.)
This rental is located at 529 Lamont Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Beautifully RENOVATED, BRIGHT SUNNY 2Br/1Ba Apt on Top Floor of 3 story Parkmont Condo in Park View neighborhood of Col Heights, just off Ga Ave NW, Near HOWARD U and METRO. New Kitchen w/Granite/STAINLESS APPL/Tile Floor; Washer/Dryer in Apt, Central AC/Heat; MUST SEE. AVAILABLE 4/1/15. Vouchers Accepted”
I apologize in advance but this is one of the transformations that makes ramble because I’m so happy. First of all I had no idea it was gonna turn out so nice. I just thought Colony Club was gonna be a very bare bones ping pong hall. I was very very wrong. Their website says:
“Colony Club is a neighborhood coffee shop, bar, and ping pong club. We serve quality products in a friendly and approachable setting.
Located on historic Georgia Avenue in Park View, Washington, DC, Colony Club tries to capture an old-school vibe, and pay homage to the history of the street (including the family flower shop, pictured below).”
So a bit more info – which I totally didn’t realize. They’ll be a proper coffee shop during the day. They’ll open Monday-Friday from 7am-11pmish (hours likely to change a bit based on what folks want) and 8am-midnight(ish) on the weekends. Coffee is ceremony. Pastries will come from Bakehouse (14th and T St, NW.)
As for the evenings – while they have a small wine and cocktail list – the focus will be on good beer. Four draft lines, four cans, four bottles and a small cellar list. and Porkslap will only be $3!
As for the ping pong – it’s upstairs. One table. The space wasn’t photo ready when I stopped by but they are very very close. And you could definitely get a feel for it. It reminds me of when Temperance Hall (now Looking Glass) first opened on Georgia. It doesn’t remind me of the same style but in that what a huge deal it is. There is nothing like this around the 3100 block of Georgia (all due respect to Bravo Bar which is great for different reasons.) This place is a game changer for this section of Georgia Ave. You will see very, very soon.
I take this as a very good sign:
This is so much nicer than I was expecting, just a taste, but wait till you see proper photos:
There will be bike parking out front:
To properly gauge the amazing transformation – here’s how it looked in 2009 as Hadiya Cafe before it became Ma Ma’s Southern Cuisine:
This unit is located at 3205 Georgia Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:
“31 NEW LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS in vibrant Columbia Heights & walking distance to Metro. Featuring 1BRs, 1BR/Lofts & 2BRs w/designer kitchens, 7″ wide plank floors throughout, walls of windows boasting east, west and south. exposures many w/views of Monument, Cathedral, Basilica. Elevator in building & Secure, Gated, Sep. Deeded Parking Avail. for $30k. LOW FEES. GRAND OPEN this weekend (3/28 & 3/29)”
“Grand Opening Celebration
Date: March 20, 2015
Hours: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Attire: Business Casual
Purpose: Welcome you to my new studio home & celebrate this milestone that the Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill community; DC Government, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development/Great Streets Initiative; Neighborhood Development Company; Design Republica; Family; and close Friends have helped me to accomplish. This is my opportunity to convey my profound gratitude to you as we welcome Bikram yoga to the Petworth/Columbia Heights and Shaw communities.
Location: Bikram Yoga Petworth, 3232 Georgia Avenue, NW, Suite 105, Washington, DC 20010. Located between Lamont and Kenyon streets.
Metro lines are Green and Yellow. Both Metro stations, Columbia Heights and Georgia Avenue/Petworth, are within 5-6 blocks of the studio.”
Ed. Note: While I loathe debating neighborhood boundaries, I did mention to the owner that even I don’t call this far south on Georgia Ave Petworth. Having said that – happy to hear they are opening!
What’s the word on the highly anticipated (by me anyway) wine bar coming to Georgia Ave? Well a reader hears they’re no longer coming. I’ve sent an email for confirmation but haven’t heard back yet. The fact that their Facebook page hasn’t been updated since March of last year is not a good sign either. Hoping I’m wrong.
Update: The owners say they are now shooting for a summer 2015 opening! Great news. Updates as they get closer.