OK beer geeks, buckle up. I got a few queries over the weekend asking about the giant line Saturday in front of the Bruery Store in Union Market. It turns out that the Other Half Brewing Co. had a can pop up event. The line was around the block (see above, thanks to Laura for sending.) Then this week, I started to get a steady flood of scuttlebutt from sources saying that they hear Other Half were planning on opening up a brewery here in D.C. Word is the location will be somewhere in Ivy City.
Photo by PoPville flickr user StreetsofWashington
I dropped of my car today at Auto Tech Service in Adams Morgan only to learn that they were abruptly closing down today and moving to another location in NE near Ivy City. They are an amazing auto repair shop and I’m sad to see them leave. I thought it would be worth sharing since many locals use their service.”
Ed. Note: Let’s take this opportunity to make a best mechanics in town list? Thanks!
via google maps
“On yesterday’s date, June 25, 2018, members of the Fifth District Crime Suppression Team conducted a Search Warrant on the above address in connection with another Pop-Up Marijuana Party. The Warrant was successful in seizing over 10 pounds of Marijuana, hundreds of Marijuana edibles (some look exactly like Gummy Bears and other kids candies), illegal Marijuana oils, and over 20,000 dollars in cash. 23 Arrests were made, all were adults. Please see the below message from Commander FitzGerald regarding past Pop-Up Marijuana Parties.
I would like to address some sentiments I have received from the community in regards to these marijuana pop-up events. The events have contributed to violent crime in the Fifth District. (more…)
Courtesy City Winery
Sweet! From a press release:
“City Winery Washington D.C. (1350 Okie St NE) is thrilled to announce a surprise late show following the DC Jazz Festival® (DC JazzFest) Opening Ceremony today, Thursday, June 7, featuring a very special appearance by legendary comedian, writer, actor & producer Dave Chappelle, who is about to embark on a seven show, three city tour with Jon Stewart. Chappelle will join longtime friend and musician Frederic Yonnet beginning at 11:00pm. Hot off the heels of two Netflix specials and a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, Chappelle brings his unparalleled talents back to his hometown, Washington DC, for this special night. Chappelle’s appearance in City Winery’s intimate venue is a part of the special programming bringing excitement and energy to Washington’s Ivy City neighborhood this year.
All tickets to this special engagement are $50.00 and are general admission, with seating available on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 10:30pm and tickets can be purchased at www.citywinery.com/washingtondc beginning today at 12:00pm EST. (more…)
Ulta Closing in Ivy City July 14th
Any idea why the Ulta in Ivy City is closing? Admittedly, I’ve only shopped there a couple of times, but seemed like a great idea in a great location. Plenty of parking, well stocked, friendlyish, helpfulish staff….”
— City Winery D.C. (@CityWineryDC) February 17, 2018
1350 Okie Street, NE via Douglas Development
From a press release:
“Multi-purpose concert venue, urban winery, restaurant and special event space City Winery Washington D.C. (1350 Okie Street NE) announced today its initial artist lineup, ahead of opening a sprawling 40,000-square foot space in Ivy City this spring. An impressive roster of renowned national and internationally touring performers will keep guests entertained year-round in City Winery’s state-of-the-art 300-seat concert space. Occupying the second of four floors, concertgoers will enjoy a space that combines the rustic appeal of wine country with modern amenities, including a cutting-edge Meyer Sound System! Look for regular updates to a schedule of 300+ shows a year, showcasing an eclectic variety of musical genres. (more…)
Thanks to VJ for sending from outside the Hecht Warehouse in Ivy City.
Any ideas? Some sorta crazy signage?
From a press release:
“Target is announcing plans to open two small-format stores in the D.C. area, one located in Cleveland Park and the other on New York Ave. in Ivy City’s Hecht District. Projected to open in Spring 2019 and Fall 2020, respectively, these two locations will be Target’s sixth and seventh small-format stores in the D.C. metro area, joining existing locations in College Park (July 2015), Rosslyn (October 2015) and Bethesda (April 2016) as well as future stores at Falls Church Tinner Hill (March 2018) and Ballston, Va. (2021). (more…)
This rental is located at 1401 New York Ave, NE. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1721 / 503ft2 – Ivy City is the place to be! Studio going for $1721.00!
Monthly Rent: $1721.00 (15 Month Lease)
Apartment: 0 bedroom 1 bath | Square footage: 503 sq ft | Lease Terms: 13 Months – 18 Months
Lease by 11/30/2017 – Get one month free! Don’t Wait, Apply Now!!! (more…)