Lastest on 5th and Eye from DCMud
The latest from DCMud entitled Mount Vernon Triangle Waits for All that Jazz offers an update on the status for The Arts at 5th and Eye.
To reintroduce the Donohoe/Holland project to readers the piece begins by outlining the familiar details including the plans for the ME by Melia luxury hotel, bicycle shop, café and new space for Zenith Art Gallery.
Rendering from original Donohoe/Holland proposal
DCMud learned from Holland that the most substantial shift from the original plan is that the Boisdale Jazz club will likely be located at 5th & K, in a property which Donohoe is negotiating terms for, rather than within the anchor hotel.
This confirms the rumors I have heard that Donohoe aims to acquire the Louis Rogue property from the Sigalas brothers to locate Boisdale in the historically protected structure. This change in direction should be outstanding for accelerating the transformation of 5th & K. The arrival of the London based Jazz club could align closer to the timeframes for the renovation of a 3-story building rather than the lengthy construction of a 12-story hi-rise hotel. Also, in the longer run, as DCMud notes, it frees up space in the Melia hotel for another prominent restaurant.
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