BicycleSPACE (web | twitter) is moving today to their new location across from the convention center at 1019 7th Street NW. They will be closed on March 1st and open for business on March 2nd.
The relocation was necessitated to accommodate the redevelopment of 443-459 I Street NW into a new residential apartment building with ground floor retail.
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Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells will have office hours on March 8th from 8:00-9:30am at the City Vista Busboys & Poets (1025 5th Street NW). This is an excellent opportunity to gain face time with both the Councilmember and his staff.
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Here are a few links to newsworthy items on other blogs that relate to the neighborhood.
- Prince of Petworth spotted a liquor license application at Mass Court for a new restaurant called The Carving Room. This will replace the void left when Caldo pulled out a few months back.
- The Washington Business Journal recaps estimated timeframes for various DC development projects. The article puts the 5th & I project groundbreaking at Q3 2014. Not only has Donohoe scaled back the project to just hotel and retail they can’t initiate groundbreaking sooner than late 2014? The economy did tank right as the parcel was awarded in 2008 but to take six years to begin is ridiculous.
- The Ruined Capitol shares an image from 3rd & K Streets NW circa 1890.
- Capital Cooking reviews menu changes at Buddha Bar.
Finally, if you’d like to vote for Mount Vernon Triangle as the “Best Up and Coming Neighborhood” in the Washington City Paper “Best Of Poll” you may do so via the following:
- Visit this link http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/bestofpoll/
- Click under People & Places then click on “24 more” to get menu display all the categories
- Locate the box where it says “Best Up and Coming Neighborhood” enter “Mount Vernon Triangle”.
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Please welcome Cassie as a new contributor to the Triangle blog. She lives in the Meridian at 5th & Mass and will be writing under the handle MagnifyingMass.
Six Walmart stores are scheduled to open in D.C. in the next few years, and as announced in late 2010
, one will be just steps away from our hood. Late last month DC Mud reported that JBG will break ground this spring
for the construction of the project on the corner of New Jersey Ave and H St NW. The mixed use complex will house an 80,000 sq. foot Wal-Mart store with 300 apartments above. (editor’s note
: I believe DCMud has it wrong and it is actually one block east at 1st & H
Ward 6 Walmart Rendering
The openings of these proposed stores are with much controversy.
@OccupyWalmartDC tweets: “Walmart intends to open six big box stores in a 68-square mile city. RT if you think that’s too many. #occupydc.”
The user then tweets again: “The city government is complicit in inviting Walmart to exploit DC. Many would shop there, unwittingly undermining their own communities.”
The latter is probably true. Many will shop there. The store will be convenient, cheap, and most likely open at odd hours when other small businesses are closed.
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Update: Sixth Engine will be closed on Sunday and Monday and then will be open for both lunch and dinner beginning on Tuesday.
After visiting for a tour on Saturday I had a chance this evening to sample the menu at Sixth Engine. First thing you noticed on the menu is everything from drinks to food is priced to end with 6 cents (.06). Our table was a big fan of the specialty cocktails which are made with fresh juices. I didn’t take pics or notes about the impressions my peers had on the food as I was more in social mode than blogging mode. But I will say I loved my Beef Rossini entree. The delightful dish is tournedos of beef tenderloin, foie gras pierogies, & black truffle madeira jus. The quality of the beef cut was sublime and medium rare I requested was executed perfectly. The foie gras adds a tasty and unique dimension to the pierogies.
Beef Rossini at Sixth Engine
The Beef Rossini pictured above is courtesy of Sixth Engine’s facebook album. It would seem they are close to opening – possibly Friday. I’ll update this post when I hear something more firm.
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This blog has been tracking all the news and progress about Sixth Engine since the ownership group first applied for the liquor license in summer 2010. Along the way we learned last August that the initial plans needed to be scaled back to fit solely within the historic firehouse building due to leasing issues. Despite the setback the restaurant is still an ample sized at roughly 3900 square feet.
Sixth Engine (website | Facebook) is now on the brink of a February opening. Over the weekend Jeremy Carman was gracious enough to provide me a tour inside the restaurant at 438 Massachusetts Ave NW. I’ve included some sneak peak pictures in this post. Please keep in mind that the interior of the buildout is not yet completed nor was the space staged before my visit.
Sixth Engine exterior, red doors on left serve as main entrance
Follow the jump for the photos:
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On Saturday 2/4, Vida at City Vista is hosting a party to launch their group fitness programs. The event is open to everyone and members and non-members can take the classes, enjoy the facility and take advantage of free giveaways all day. The invitation is below. The schedule is available on their website.
City Vista Launch Party
Saturday, February 4th
VIDA opened the doors at our 5th location at City Vista on Tuesday, January 24th and we’d like to invite ALL our members to help us celebrate the launch of our Group Fitness class schedule!
We’ll be hosting non-stop classes from 9am until 5pm on Saturday, February 4th. VIDA City Vista is located at 445 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001. Feel free to stop by or give us a call at (202) 289-8432.
Our Saturday class schedule will include Zumba, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, VIDA Body, TRX, Cardio Kickboxing, and a variety of fun Cycling classes.
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The Downtown BID reports that Dangerously Delicious Pies signed a lease at 901 7th Street NW in Chinatown. Founded in Baltimore, their signature sweet and savory pies have been available in DC since 2010 when the pieman opened a shop on H Street NE and launched a food truck often found at Metro Center.
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