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Archive - Mar 2016


EatBar Opens on Barracks Row

Closing in 2014 after a 10-year run in Arlington, EatBar is back — this time on Barracks Row and with a new meat-centric menu. The charcuterie restaurant reopened its doors March 31 in its new DC location 415 Eighth Street SE and offers tastes of fresh-butchered and cured meats, cheeses, inventive snacks, hearty meals and experimental sweets — ricotta doughnuts.

Hours are 4 to 11 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Waterfront Station II To Be Built at 1000 4th Street SW

PN Hoffman Won the Bid to Develop the Mixed-Use Site

Residents along the waterfront can expect new retail, restaurants and a “black box” theater at the Waterfront Station Two on 1000 Fourth Street SW thanks to resounding support from local representatives.

March 29th

Wylie Street Garden May Be Facing Its Final Season

Petitions Held Off Developers for Several Years

An urban garden on the corner of 13th and Wylie Streets NE won permission to stay open for 2016, but the 14-year-old community space faces a problem — the property owner plans to sell and the current cultivators can’t afford to buy the plot.

March 25th

Bus Route Changes Starting March 27

Check your bus routes this weekend — the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) issued changes to several routes and will cease others starting March 27.

In an effort to cut back on routes with low ridership and serve routes expanding into Maryland — the Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center and the Westfield Montgomery Mall Transit Center —, WMATA plans to eliminate or reduce several bus schedules.

March 24th

Neighbors Launch SafetyNet to Prevent Crime in DC

The Coalition Needs Volunteers to Build the SafeRoutes Project

Ward 6 resident Liz Panarelli wants to make her neighborhood near the Potomac Avenue Metro station safer for a key reason — she doesn’t want to add a fifth incident to her personal list of attacks or threats.    

March 23rd

Eastern High Senior Earns Full Tuition to Attend GW

Jarid Shields Plans to Study Biology at the University in Fall 2016

No one told her she had won a scholarship to attend college, and so when an unusual assembly was announced for how to handle college letters, she had no idea what was about to happen. But on March 17, Eastern High School senior Jarid Shields, 18, was stunned to hear her name announced as the student who had earned a full scholarship to attend George Washington University.

“Apparently my mom and school counselor knew beforehand," said Shields, a Ward 7 resident, while describing the assembly that day. “At first I didn’t think it was me!”

March 21st

Beware Violent Robbers Posting Online Sales Scams

Crime Blotter — March 20

Watch for Violent Robbers Posting Online or Mobile Scams

Police warned community members of ongoing problems with mobile selling and buying apps or meetups. At least 45 cases since May 2015 involved a victim who responded to an online posting, met with the seller and was attacked and robbed — a 44 percent increase in case closure over the last year, though. While Metro police are working on catching the suspects, they recommend these precautions for anyone considering an online post:

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on March 20, 2016 by the MPD to the 1D Listservand 5D Listerv.

March 18th

Developer Pushes Back Construction on a Riverfront Movie Complex

The Showcase Icon Theater Must Wait for DC Water to Relocate

At the monthly meeting March 14, DC Zoning commissioners agreed to let developers of the Showplace Icon movie theater at The Yards on O Street SE push back the start of the project’s construction.

 Forest City Washington requested a two-year extension to their Planned Unit Development (PUD) application to let the building’s current occupant — DC Water and Sewer Authority — continue its $18 million relocation of their sewer service and fleet. Forest City said it hopes to still open the 16-screen, 1,500-seat theater in 2018.