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Archive - Sep 2012


September 13th

Time Traveling to the Channel Inn

An anniversary in Southwest

Our 24th wedding anniversary promised to be uneventful. Tommy and I are a year shy of a mammoth quarter-century (yikes) celebration, and we have too many years of marriage under our belts to risk the discomfort of camping in the Shenandoah mountains or to splurge on a wildly expensive 18-course dinner featuring microplates of rabbit liver and pheasant eggs. So I asked him for a suggestion. True to form he had one I could not have imagined.

“Let’s spend a night at the Channel Inn.”

September 11th

Zoning Commission Says Yes to Hine

The Commission Votes Preliminary Approval

At its Sept. 10th hearing, The DC Zoning Commission voted (4-0) to give preliminary approval to the Hine School Project’s Planned Unit Development (PUD). Developer Stanton-EastBanch needs approval of the PUD, which would significantly up-zone the site, in order to proceed with its project.

At the hearing, Commission requested additional materials from both Stanton-EastBanc and the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT related to:

September 10th

H Street Playhouse Renamed!

According to a tweet today from Julia Robey Christian, its Managing Director, the H Street Playhouse will be renamed the "Anacostia Playhouse" after its move across the river.

"We wanted to pay homage to the rich history and culture of the neighborhood," said Robey Christian. whose father grew up in Anacostia in Forties.

The Union Market Opens Its Doors

Building Collapses on H Street

Blustery winds on Saturday afternoon caused the third floor addition to collapse on a building located near the corner of H St. NE and 4th St. NE. Fire fighers responded in force.

According to one source, the particular structure was undergoing renovation had received a "Stop Work" order from the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA). 

September 7th

Dining Notes

 Patio Facelift and Crab Dinner

The Anacostia Community Museum celebrates 45 years

Reclaiming its Edge