1639 R Street, NW
There had been a lot of chatter on social media but now Cobalt confirms their closure on 17th Street:
“It’s no secret that the building that housed Cobalt (1639 R St NW) and the adjacent property recently sold.
With the combination of the sale of the buildings, the start of demolition, costly infrastructure repairs and upgrades that we would need to shoulder to remain open for the short remainder of our lease (without an opportunity to extend the lease) along with a slow decline in sales we decided it was the right time to close the business to focus on our other businesses and some personal family needs. (more…)
From Benjamin Carver:
“Town danceboutique closed its doors after 10 years as a hub for the Washington DC LGBT community. More than a place to dance, it was a social and event space for expansive community interests, a refuge where gay people embraced and developed their identities and a laboratory for creative expression. It is where we came out, had our first kiss, lamented our heartbreaks, celebrated our successes, and felt less alone, all under the disco ball. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard
Following yesterday’s apology by Trea Turner are a series of tweets from a true class act – Sean Doolittle:
“It’s been a tough couple of weeks for baseball on twitter. It sucks to see racist and homophobic language coming from inside our league – a league I’m so proud to be a part of that I’ve worked really hard to make a more accepting and inclusive place for all our fans to enjoy.”
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for baseball on twitter. It sucks to see racist and homophobic language coming from inside our league – a league I’m so proud to be a part of that I’ve worked really hard to make a more accepting and inclusive place for all our fans to enjoy.
— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) July 30, 2018
From an email:
“Walters, formerly on Georgia ave is popping up at the All Star game at 1221 Van St SE. The pop-up gathering will include a beer garden and full bar in a space at a building at the corner of South Capital and N Streets, S.E. that next spring will be the future home of Walters Sports Bar. The location is directly across the street from Nationals Stadium.
“Among the events scheduled to take place during that five-day period will be a first-of-its-kind LGBTQ Pride Baseball Pop-Up bar hosted by the Washington Blade, which this year became the first LGBT publication to serve as an official sponsor of MLB All-Star Week.
Aimed at serving as a safe space for LGBTQ attendees 21 and older, the pop-up will be open: (more…)
“NOTE: Sale includes 1637 R Street, NW as well (Lot 84 in Square 178), Rare opportunity to own significant Dupont commercial real estate. Metro, sidewalk cafes, historic charm and a vibrant urban atmosphere contribute to an environment conducive for redevelopment of these structures. 1637 R Street is vacant, 1639-41 R is leased through March 31, 2021. Ed. Note: Cobalt. Owner will review offers August 6, 2018 at 1PM”
It’s listed for $4,300,000. STAY TUNED.
913 U Street, NW
A liquor license placard at the Dirty Goose on U Street says:
“Licensee requests to expand rooftop Summer Garden into space over adjacent property at 911 U Street NW, increasing seating from 28 to 43, and increasing Total Occupancy Load from 48 to 99.“
2317 18th Street, NW
Thanks to Cameron for sending:
“Our bartender at Pitchers just told us they’re opening up a lesbian bar in the basement called A League of Her Own and I’m shook. Coming this summer.
It’d be the only lesbian bar in the city.”
On June 19th Pitchers DC posted:
“We are so happy to announce that Jo McDaniel will be joining the Pitchers Team. She will eventually run “A league of her own”. Here is a little about Jo.
Jo McDaniel has been creating a safe space in the LGBTQ bar scene in the DC area for 13 plus years. Since 2005, she has been that queer chick behind the stick at some of DC’s most relevant gay bars.
Earlier this month she won Stoli’s Key West Cocktail Classic after being the first woman to win the regionals in DC. She’s bringing $10,000 back home to Casa Ruby as well as winning $5,000 for AH Monroe, a Key West charity dedicated to providing resources for HIV and AIDS.
Jo is excited to be joining our bartending team and will be managing A League of Her Own, our queer women’s space, slated to open at the end of July.”
520 8th Street, SE
Thanks to John for sending: “soft-opening next week.”
Senart’s was papered over back in December. Updates when we learn more about Orchid.