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  1. Five K

    "The 475,000-square foot development will center around a new 260-room ME Hotel from luxury Spanish hotelier, Melia, and also include a bicycle retailer, hardware store…"

    I don't understand the logic of adding a hardware store when we already have 5th Street Hardware.

  2. fourthandeye

    @Five K – yeah, I hear you. That's why I removed reference to the hardware store in my posting. The thing is District Hardware owns "The Bike Shop". Their other store (24th & L NW) is half hardware store and half bicycle shop. I would have to imagine if they opened in MVT just one block from Ace hardware that they would lease a smaller space and focus solely on bikes.

  3. namllih

    Wow- it would be great to do something productive with the Louis Rogue spot. A nice jazz spot right across from Busboys and City Vista sounds like pluses all around

  4. Anonymous

    This would really change the character of the neighborhood for the best. Especially the changes to Rogue. How do we put pressure on DC government to get things going?

  5. Anonymous

    Wow, i'm so excited to hear about this! I really hope it happens soon!

  6. Anonymous

    very sad about the rogue. i've never been there, but its good to have a bit of legal debauchery in the hood.

    too much sterilization and the hood will get very dull.

    plus when there are still so many empty spaces and lots… knocking out an existing business sucks.

    so anyway, the building is the entire length of the block?

  7. Jason

    I disagree with the Anon above me. Rogue is not being replaced with a Quiznos. This spot will be a destination jazz club. There is no way that swap is anything but incredibly net positive to the community.

  8. Anonymous

    jason,
    my point is that the needn't be a "swap". replacing a successful business with a new business that will bring in a different clientele is not the best situation when there are so many empty storefronts and lots.

    yeah, it will most likely be a great place, better than rogues, if it actually happens, but whats wrong with having two places?

    and what of the situation that all too happens in dc when a business gets booted, then nothing happens?

    the corner gets worse. in MVT there is no need to lose an existing business.
    the rogue is trying. its refinished its frontage, keeps the sidewalks clean. the building looks good.
    and its not a parking lot. or a jamal property that will sit empty for years.

    its great to plan idealistically, to envision your perfect hood, but bring reality to the table when the cards come out.

  9. fourthandeye

    Who is booting Louis Rogue? The Sigalas brothers own both the business and the building. Sigalas will make a financial decision whether they'd rather sell or stay.

  10. Anonymous

    sorry.

    maybe "booted" should have read, "when a business closes".

  11. Anonymous

    The Sigalas family has been trying to get rid of these properties and businesses for years. They have no attachment to them. They now have a business offer that benefits all — improves the neighborhood, keeps the building and creates a vibrant jazz scene. What's with the complaints?

  12. wheres the art?

    why put a resturant when you can evolve and put in Art studios for artists and musicians the studios at 443 eye could fit right in and it would create a mixed use building that contributes back to the community thats been here for over 10 years if they are going to call it the Arts building how about fitting it out to be so.