For one little single member district in the whole city, our area (2B08) has an uncanny number of the best places in town — as reflected in the Washington CityPaper’s annual “Best of DC” issue and readers poll. Below is a list of all the 2B08 places that won or placed in the 2014 “Best … Continue reading
Folks may have noticed that we are getting a new establishment in the former location of Mum Mum (previously Zabb Asian Diner, and before that Straits of Malaya). The new name is Rebellion (http://rebelliondc.com/), as a reference to the Whiskey Rebellion, and the advertised focus will be on whiskey. I’ve reached out to the new … Continue reading
The new Bar Charley at 1825 18th Street NW (at the former site of Cajun Experience and Inti Peruvian Restaurant) has applied for a “substantial change” to extend the allowable interior hours for its existing liquor license from 11pm/12am (current) to 2am/3am (proposed). Below is a Q & A to help understand the application and … Continue reading
Here is my March 2013 Newsletter for our Single Member District 2B08.
The valet parking permit application by Lauriol Plaza — discussed in prior posts here, here, and here — will be up for discussion at the DDOT Public Space Committee on February 28, 2013. The DDOT Public Space Committee agenda is here. I plan to testify as to the ANC’s support for the valet parking permit, … Continue reading
This is an update to issues related to the Lauriol Plaza’s parking lot and valet parking operations. Prior posts are available here and here. On January 29, 2013, the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) held a hearing on the restaurant’s application for renewal of the zoning “special exception” for its small parking lot off T … Continue reading
Below are several important updates on the Lauriol Plaza’s two applications — (1) application to the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) to renew the “special exception” for the T Street parking lot, and (2) new application for valet parking staging on 18th Street (instead of T Street). You can see the prior posts on … Continue reading
Here is my January 2013 newsletter for our Single Member District 2B08.
The Lauriol Plaza’s zoning “special exception” for the small parking lot off of T Street is up for renewal. This item will be on the ANC’s January 9, 2013 agenda. These types of small parking lots often require a special exception in our neighborhood. Another example is the small parking lot behind McDonald’s on 17th … Continue reading
As some of you know, the Lauriol Plaza valet parking situation can range from being a nuisance to being a safety hazard. When traffic backs up and blocks the intersection, emergency vehicles cannot pass. Before the 18th Street reconstruction began in 2010, I hosted a meeting with Lauriol Plaza management, DDOT Public Space officials, and … Continue reading