5 Responses to “Dacha Beer Garden to expand to MVT”

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  1. washingtonydc

    I love the original Dacha and would love to have a new location in the neighborhood. It seems such a perfect fit for the space since I doubt the owners of the property would want to sink in enough money to build a complete new structure. Dacha will add much needed vibrancy, life, and delicious to this block (luckily Silo has already started improving with all of this too)!

  2. I don’t live in MVT but can speak to what it’s like to live next to a place (Penn Quarter) where a hundred or more people “socialize” at one time (i.e. Caps fans after a game). if I were a 555 Mass Ave resident with an east facing unit or possibly a K at City Vista resident with a south facing unit I’d want some assurance that the live music performances won’t be playing late into the night and that the place shuts down at a reasonable hour generally. alternately, reasonable noise levels might be another approach.

    this property has no roof and sound does not just radiate upward, it radiates outward. unlike Caps games where fans mostly clump together outdoors after the game finishes, patrons at Dacha 2 will be outdoors all day/evening long.

    I like the concept, but beware the implementation. just a friendly 2 cents.

  3. Facing the space

    Agree with pqresident. I hope the space can tell us more about “live music” for those who look right over the space. I hate to think about the music into 2am.

  4. David

    I think this is a great use of the space. It’s clear that eventually years down the road this site will be a 130 foot building. No one is going to invest the capital to building a 1-2 story structure in the meantime. So a business model that can uses it as outdoor space, that also isn’t a parking lot (we’re not just parking lots anymore), is the perfect idea. Otherwise we are probably looking at the current void for another 8-10 years.

    I clearly sense that some 555 Mass residents are going to go to the mattresses Sopranos style over having this across the street from them over fear of noise. But this is a city. And if old Victorian homes can coexist next to the Shaw Dacha or the H Street Biergartenhaus I don’t think a recently constructed building can cry unfair. It would be a nice gesture for Dacha to forgo the entertainment endorsement or write into a voluntary agreement how limited their plans for use are. If it’s only on the weekend during Octoberfest thats alot different than any day of the week all year…

  5. anonymous

    Can anybody explain how this awful one-story plain brick wall can be considered a historically significant structure? I walk by there nearly every day and, not realizing it was just a wall, assumed that the interior of the Cloakroom was behind it. Thus, I assumed that nothing could ever go there and that Silo would be on its own. Glad to know that’s not the case.

    “Dacha owners will repair the existing historically significant but structurally unsound facade.”