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Jscott280 commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
2/26/21 5:46 PM
Also heard that they are close to naming a replacement for punchbowl social, as well as a smoothie bar , luxury sports bar concept and a boutique fitness concept on the half street retail.
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Jscott280 commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
2/25/21 2:56 PM
@jd: I do not have a link yet. I spoke to the construction crew that is building tap 99 and kikwins, he mentioned that his crew is prepping to start on silver diner (next door) in the next few weeks.
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JD commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
2/25/21 1:27 PM
@JScott280: I am intrigued by your Silver Diner tidbit. Do you have a link?
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Blorty commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
2/25/21 12:38 PM
@JD - I think it's been lapped by the new Douglass bridge (original announcement was late 2012, from what I can tell).
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JD commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
2/25/21 9:34 AM
On the Bridge Park, let's go to the videotape.

On track for 2023: link
Aims for 2019 opening: link
Me in 2016: "Did we say 2018? How about late 2019." link
My first post on it was in March 2012. So we're now at 9 years, and every year or so they put out a press release saying "we're getting closer," but somehow nothing ever seems to happen....

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dcgent commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
2/25/21 7:06 AM
Not to flood the comments but this seems cool: When Sandlot Southeast comes out of winter hibernation next month, the shipping container bar and events space that rocks to a Go-Go beat in Navy Yard will host a rotating group of chefs, caterers, and food truck operators representing Black-owned businesses. Under a new social equity program sponsored by Uber Eats, Sandlot Southeast (71 Potomac Avenue SE) will grant temporary, rent-free access to two kitchens — a fully equipped food truck outside its lot and a 600-square-foot catering setup with an indoor dining area inside the Maren DC building — to chefs picked by a selection committee. link

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dcgent commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
2/25/21 6:18 AM
I've been skeptical the 11th st Bridge project will get built and this studiously doesn't note the status of money for it, but design/permitting proceed as as if it could be ready in 2024 link
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Jscott280 commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
2/24/21 2:55 PM
24 hour silver diner coming to the corner half and N street( across from Gatsby)
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JD commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
2/22/21 10:25 AM
For the gents:
A look at Scissors and Scotch, now open at 1 M SE (but still waiting on its liquor license): link

And if you're still feeling scruffy, the Bearded Goat is now open on Tingey St.:
link
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dcgent commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
2/21/21 9:31 AM
more from slightly outside JDLand, at the reborn Coast Guard headquarters on Buzzard Point. Woodburning grilled fish place from the folks at Profish and Ivy City tavern plus "a boardwalk-type atmosphere with a market called Beside the Point that sells soft serve ice cream, calamari cones, lobster rolls, fries, sushi, bagels, spreads, and Ivy City Smokehouse products like smoked salmon." link
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dcgent commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
2/16/21 3:20 PM
And more pics of what's coming nearby: "As the first phase of The Yards continues build-out and plans surface for the second phase, Brookfield Properties is sharing the first views of the pedestrian-friendly street that will bisect the Anacostia Riverfront development. Yards Place will be a curbless, cobblestone street running between Navy Yard Metro and Diamond Teague park on the waterfront. The street will be multi-modal and pedestrian-friendly and will span the six blocks of Phase II, just west of New Jersey Avenue and continuing south to the river." link
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dcgent commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
2/16/21 2:32 PM
Not sure this Washingtonian "exclusive"it adds much to what has already come out but the name, Stacks, was new to me for Akridge's Buzzard Point big development that should provide some new dining options near the ballpark...Looks like my bike rides around that Point will have construction to watch for years to come link
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Shogungts commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
2/16/21 12:56 PM
But I agree that they could just have some decent sports bar food and a mix of cheap beer and decent beer and do just fine.

As far as BBQ, I really wish that Federalist Pig would consider opening an location in Navy Yard or Capitol Hill.
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Shogungts commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
2/16/21 12:54 PM
@westnorth - I don't think the BBQ was a bad idea as they aren't any BBQ options nearby (never mind good ones).


The original chef tied to it (Rock Harper) was a bit of a celebrity chef as he was on a season of Hell's Kitchen (but left after ~year). I am not sure if he is the one that pushed for BBQ, but they apparently spent $60K on a smoker so I am guessing after that expenditure they decided to stick with it for a while:

"The restaurant has a huge, $60,000 smoker that can fit four whole pigs into it. That means they'll be smoking up everything from pulled pork and ancho-rubbed brisket to St. Louis ribs and jerk chicken, with four different sauces. "

But the place overall (including BBQ) was just very bleh. I am sure it didn't help that it was part of the Xavier Capitol Hill empire of very mediocre restaurants that really started going downhill shortly after Willie's opened.



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Westnorth commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
2/8/21 1:43 PM
The wall of TVs at Willie's meant it was pretty much just a sports bar anyhow. Not sure why they didn't just lean into that, rather than even trying with the (unimpressive, IMO) BBQ.
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NWtoSE commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
2/1/21 4:56 PM
Updated renderings for the office building planned for Parcel F at The Yards
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Andres4Mayor commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
1/27/21 2:07 PM
Bearded Goat opening Feb 1st per their newsletter.
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tw81 commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
1/25/21 8:30 AM
Seems like a rebranding for the existing Capitol Yards buildings, to include the new "Illume" buildings: link

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Shogungts commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
1/22/21 9:23 PM
@bdj - went by there tonight and the only difference (aesthetically) that I could see is that the lighting seems to be much darker with a lot of blue light under the bar and even the overhead lights. It's almost like they are going for a lounge feel - and a dated one at that.

Sadly (IMO) this looks even less appealing than the previous iteration.
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Andres4Mayor commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
1/22/21 12:19 PM
Window wrap is now up for Tap99 so I guess that is still happening.
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bdj commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
1/15/21 8:42 PM
Look's like a new sports bar with the exact same layout is going in at the old Willie's spot
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WilyTibbs commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
1/14/21 8:06 AM
Thanks for keeping the site going JD. It is an outstanding resource and always fun to check in on. Anyways, I noticed yesterday that an AC Hotel and Rooftop bar are going to be the tenants at the one of the three new buildings on New Jersey opposite Park Chelsea and Whole Foods. I would imagine that bar will be a big draw city-wide with the view of the Capitol.
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CJBabyDaddy commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
1/12/21 10:06 PM
JDeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Yay! 2021’s starting to turn around!
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202_cyclist commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
1/12/21 11:56 AM
I meant Happy New Year!, not ?
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202_cyclist commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
1/12/21 11:55 AM
JD -and everyone else— Happy New Year?

Wasn’t coronavirus supposed to miraculously go away in April (2020)?
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MalS commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
1/12/21 9:18 AM
Happy New Year and take care JD! Thanks for everything you are doing.
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FedInExile commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
1/11/21 7:58 AM
Kilwins coming??!!

This poses serious danger to my being able to fit through the doorway...

Seriously good ice cream and other goodies!
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FedInExile commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
1/11/21 6:47 AM
Happy (!) New Year, JD! It's good to hear from you again. I certainly miss the JDLand neighborhood, Fr. Andy Gonzalo at St. Vincent de Paul Church, and WiseGuy Pizza.

Any news from JDLand will be happily received from out here in exile.
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conngs0 commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
1/10/21 1:31 PM
Happy New Year, JD! There are, unfortunately, inevitable similarities between this year and the "old year" and there likely will be times when it feels like we're moving backwards, but it isn't the same. It's like the days getting progressively longer - you don't notice the progress on a daily basis, but it's happening. Hang in there!
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Gte578e commenting on Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year
1/10/21 12:42 PM
Glad to hear you’re doing ok JD!
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jdc commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
1/5/21 9:00 AM
Happy new year to all JD land posters! Hopefully 2021 brings a bevy of new announcements and openings as well as folks like me back to the neighborhood.
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RAWR commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
12/19/20 4:35 PM
Looks like a wine store is going in next to Bishop's, according to the notices posted in the window.
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Westnorth commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
12/18/20 2:02 PM
was wondering where the Navy Museum came up with $450M, and the answer is probably that the new Army Museum cost $430M. Ahhh, military procurement!

The Marine Corps Museum seems to have cost <$100M, but that was 15 years ago and construction costs have spiraled. The Bible Museum reportedly spent $500M, including $50M for the building.
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conngs0 commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
12/10/20 2:13 PM
Thanks, Maelstrom! I agree it's a good read. I wonder how Courtyard Marriott feels about its building being cited as an example of a structure exhibiting minor decay! In all seriousness, it's fantastic how well the neighborhood has come along in the last couple of decades. However, the goal of rehabilitating struggling neighborhoods without excluding so many people who live in them is still (and will always be?) elusive, unfortunately. There are probably lessons from this neighborhood's experiences to help inform subsequent redevelopment efforts.
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Maelstrom commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
12/10/20 10:25 AM
Looks like the URL did not post on my last comment. I will try it again in this one. If it still doesn't work, look up "Arcgis Navy Yard" there is a story about how the census has determined that the Near Southeast (census Tract 72) is the most gentrified neighborhood in the nation over the last 10 years. It's a good read.

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Maelstrom commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
12/10/20 1:35 AM
Interesting story about near southeast I just found:

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CJBabyDaddy commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
11/25/20 11:25 PM
@king of arabistan: Keep movie theater hope alive!
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Jscott280 commenting on Roundup of Some Recent Retail and Public Space Items
11/24/20 1:45 PM
Wow - that is very impressive!!
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