Washington, DC

6th and Rhode Island Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

On the southeast corner of 6th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW in Shaw, there is an empty lot that was previously the location for Mr. P’s Ribs, which were charmingly served out of a modified school bus. it has now been nearly four years since Mr. P sadly passed away. I had nearly given up hope that anything interesting would move into that prime location.

Update: Electric Cool-Aid has a Facebook page:

But this morning I walked by and spoke to some artists preparing a large wall mural on the site. The mural is somehow connected to Pabst Blue Ribbon — they seem to have sponsored murals across the country. According to the artists, the mural should be done in just a few days. PBR is also reportedly partnering with someone local and a beer garden will be opening on the lot in April. The rumored name is “Electric Cool-Aid,” and it will serve both PBRs and slushy drinks.

This is a pretty big deal considering how long this lot has been vacant and overgrown with weeds. Once this opens, and once Parcel 42 at Rhode Island and 7th NW gets filled in by Ditto’s planned building (hopefully that gets started soon too!), the commercial parts of Shaw north and south of Rhode Island will finally be more closely connected.”


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