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Bunny Wailer – The Last Wailer; Bunny Wailer in DC April 28th
04/28/2016 – Howard Theatre, Washington, DC at 8:00 PM

Tickets here.

Widely regarded as a musical legend and considered one of the longtime standard bearers of reggae music, Bunny Wailer, the last living original Wailer, will be touring the U.S. in April and May, from the Pacific to the Atlantic on a 19 day tour known as ‘The Blackheart Man Tour’. (more…)

chao ku
1414 9th Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on the Craigslist ad:

“Chao Ku, a Kickstarter-backed, fast-casual Chinese restaurant opening soon in Shaw, is looking for energetic applicants with a strong background in customer service and food preparation to join the team.

We currently have the following Front of House and Kitchen positions available.”

And you can check out their menu here.

9th and L St, NW

A reader reports on one of the last blighted corners near the Convention Center:

“Construction fencing has been erected around the Marriott Development project at 9th & L Sts NW. A surveyor team was on site too. Can’t wait to see this site developed.”

Capstone Development previously posted:

“Capstone, along with its partner Quadrangle Development, is currently developing a mixed use project on a site located at 9th Street NW and L Street NW. The $230 million project includes a 310-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel, a 190-room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel, and 230 residential units. The project is located in the Shaw Historic district and includes the redevelopment of a number of historic buildings located along 9th Street NW. Capstone recently completed the PUD process and is currently overseeing the design and financing of the project, which is projected to break ground in 2015.”

Cooper Carry adds:

“In addition, the Lurgen, an historic apartment building on L Street will be completed renovated and repositioned and finally, a civil war era home will be relocated along L Street approximately 30 feet in order to maximize its potential within the design. The project will be supported with two levels of underground parking. Approximately 3,000 GSF of ground floor retail will be placed in three of the townhomes.”

The projected breaking ground was a bit off but check out the renderings: (more…)

Ivy Charity Gala

Reminder from Ivy & Coney:

“Hey Norm! If you could spend $100 to raise $15,000 for Bread for The City would you do it? I would! I’d dig up my grandpa’s tux or my old prom dress and crush hot dogs like Kobayashi! On April 14th Ivy and Coney (1537 7th St, NW) gets fancy for charity and so can you! For a single crisp Benjamin you get all you can eat and drink from 7 – 11pm while supporting a great cause. Because where else can you throw back Strohs and toss peanut shells on the floor in an evening gown? Even better, you get to do all this on our brand new roof deck! No worries if you don’t have your own formal wear, a super fancy tuxedo t-shirt is included in the price! To help Bread for the City in their mission to fight poverty by providing food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services, Ivy and Coney will donate 100% of event proceeds as well as 100% of tips to charity. We are also teaming up with Goose Island, Pernod Ricard, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Miller-Coors, Cogito Ergo Saute and others for some great silent auction items.

Grab tickets here while they last! If you cannot make the event but would still like to support Bread for the City or learn more about their mission, please visit them here.”

Understanding Juvenile Justice in DC copy

Thanks to all who passed on info about this timely meeting:

“ANC 1B Juvenile Justice Town Hall

When: Tuesday, April 12th, 7:00-8:30PM

Where: Thurgood Marshall Center (1816 12th St. NW)

Why: This is a follow up town hall from the previous one last summer. Learn more about the juvenile justice system and preventative measures taking place across the city. The Attorney General, Karl Racine, and his team will be there to present and take questions. For more info please contact Commissioner Smith at [email protected] or 202-627-0724.

Photo by @DDOTDC

From DDOT:

“Beginning Monday, April 11, 2016, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin operation and enforcement of the Georgia Avenue NW Dedicated Bus Lanes from Florida Avenue to Barry Place, NW. The dedicated bus lanes will be in effect Mondays to Saturdays, between 7 am and 10 pm.

The following vehicles will be allowed to travel along the bus lanes: transit buses, tour buses, charter buses, school buses, active passenger service taxicabs, bicycles (not pedicabs), paratransit service vehicles and authorized emergency vehicles.

Driving in bus lanes is prohibited for all other motorists, unless they are making turns at intersections or driveways. When making turns, motorists are allowed to enter the bus lane 40 feet prior to turning. Parking is also restricted while the bus lanes are in operation.

A red, high friction surfacing will be added to the Georgia Avenue NW Dedicated Bus Lanes in late spring 2016 to further identify them; however, bus lanes will officially be active and regulated starting next Monday, April 11.

Signage consistent with the operation of these bus lanes will be posted along the corridor.

Motorists are urged to follow new traffic patterns and adhere to bus lane regulations as fines will be imposed for failure to obey bus lane regulations.”

1810 Vermont

This rental is located at 1810 Vermont Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“This 6-unit boutique property is comprised of brand new 2 Br/1 Ba unitst. Walk-score 97 makes this an ideal urban location,2 blks to the Green/Yellow lines at U Street/Cardoza Metro, car sharing & bike sharing. These chic, comfortable and stylish units feature modern kitchens with maple cabinetry, granite counters, glass tile, stainless appliances;luxurious baths, hdwd flrs,video intercom + more”

1810 Vermont Avenue Northwest

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,750/Mo.

1740 New Jersey Avenue Northwest

This unit is located at 1740 New Jersey Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Boutique six unit building in a prime location…Unique floorplans flooded with light & style. Unit 3 has cool sliding barn door, luxurious bath, rich dark wood floors and a beautiful white on white kitchen. NJ 1740 has loads of green space, bike & secure storage and a perfect roof terrace. Green feature throughout, solar panels the supply all common electric. other units available…”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $447,500 ($195 monthly fee.)