Ah so maybe this is why Bloomingdale has been waiting so long to get a neighborhood bar. Though in fairness Big Bear is seeking a restaurant’s license. Big Bear Cafe (1st and R Streets, NW) is already a hugely successful (in certain circles apparently) and crowded coffee shop. The Housing Complex has a great write up of last night’s ANC meeting in which Big Bear’s liquor license application was discussed:
Big Bear asked that commissioners vote to support a stipulated license that would turn into a regular restaurant license in 45 days unless someone lodged a protest. The café’s representative, Lenora Yerkes, presented a petition with 600 signatures, endorsements from immediate neighbors, and many promises to keep noise and disruption down.
But a few audience members rose in opposition. Wanting to hear more, the commission ultimately voted almost unanimously—with John Salatti strongly objecting and Stuart Davenport, the Café’s owner, recusing himself—to table a vote until their next meeting.
In the two hours of debate that intervened, the fundamental dynamics at play in Bloomingdale were plainly evident. Big Bear is asking for the first restaurant license in an area that’s had only liquor stores, and longstanding residents fear the café could just be the first droplet in a wave of similar establishments.
Somewhere ‘dcdirewolf’ is dancing in the streets…
5320 Georgia Ave, NW Thanks to Katie for sending: “Just wanted to highlight this wonderful Ethiopian cafe on Georgia Avenue. The owner makes everything fresh and it was so delicious.
We’ve hit a weekend with more than 300 DC Open Houses across all 4 quadrants of the District. With such a large number of opens, there is a wide variety…
1300 Connecticut Ave, NW Thanks to Julia for sending: “On Connecticut avenue in old hip city veg space”
Thanks to Roxanne for sending: “This owl was spotted on Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park.” If you spot a hawk, any interesting wildlife or celebrity skateboarder Tony Hawk, and…
Martha’s Table hosts a Teacher Hiring Fair to recruit Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers. During the Hiring Fair, they will host on-site interviews, and successful candidates can receive job offers, a $3,000 sign-on bonus, and generous benefits. Candidates should bring copies of their education credentials, resume, and (3) professional employer references to the event.
• Date: March 2, 2024
• Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
🎉 Tonight, we invite you to the French Riviera, one of the most exciting places on earth – without ever boarding a plane! And celebrate Mardi Gras and the Carnival of Nice on French soil as we welcome you to a special evening at the Embassy of France!
From the elegance of classical French culture to the most celebrated Rivera nightlife of the 21st Century, experience a special evening of fantastic French food, wine, music, and ambiance.
Enjoy the flavors of Nice, Monaco, and St. Tropez in the beautiful and festive Maison Francaise at the French Embassy.
AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology