Pound The Hill Coffee Shop Is Closed by DC Tax Office of Tax and Revenue – Reopens Tomorrow

Pound Is Closed by DC Tax Office of Tax and Revenue

by Larry Janezich

Update:  Pound has posted a comment to this story, saying they will be open by mid day tomorrow.

An alert Hill resident forwarded the photo above and the information that Pound is closed.

DC Code provides that if a person is liable to DC for tax and doesn’t pay within 10 days after notice, the Mayor may collect the tax plus penalties by levy upon all property of the person who owes the tax.  If the person is a business entity, this supposedly would entail seizing the assets of the business.  Capitol Hill coffee shop patrons may recall that a similar fate befell Murky’s coffee shop – the last in the list of Peregrine predecessors.

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The Week Ahead – Community Meeting on 45 Mixed Unit Project Near SE Safeway

And so it begins.....

And so it begins…..

The Week Ahead – Community Meeting on 45 Mixed Unit Project Near SE Safeway

by Larry Janezich

Monday, March 23

Opal LLC hosts community outreach meeting on 45 unit mixed residential project comprised of townhouses, condos, flats and a carriage house for the site at 1309-1323 E Street, SE, currently occupied by an Jerry’s Custom Automotive Center and its associated warehouse.  The meeting will be at 7:00pm in Hill Center.  See CHC posting here:  http://bit.ly/14qcnLZ

Wednesday, March 25

Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee meets at 7:00pm in Eastern Market’s North Hall.  Among items on the agenda:  Update on Hine Construction Planns

Friday, March 27

Councilmember Charles Allen Community Office Hours, 8:00am – 9:30am, Curbside Café, 257 15th Street, SE

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ANC Committee Says No to Shipping Container Housing in Rosedale

Travis Price Architect's Shipping Container Residential Units

Travis Price Architect’s Shipping Container Residential Units

ANC Committee Says No to Shipping Container Housing in Rosedale

by Larry Janezich

Last night, ANC6A’s Zoning and Economic Development Committee said “no, thanks” to the Neighborhood Development Company and Architect Travis Price’s bid to construct 22 shipping container housing units in Rosedale.   The DC Housing Development Agency is making the site at 1600 Kramer Street available to developers who will construct mixed income residential units, 35% of which must be “affordable.”

Last night, three developers presented their ideas for the site to the Committee.

Price’s concept featured “high performance, low energy housing” – which was the subject of an article in the WaPo yesterday, see here:  http://wapo.st/1F8oYUi  His proposal, in association with The Neighborhood Development Company, would provide 12 affordable units, 8 at 50% Area Median Income (AMI) and 4 at 80% AMI.  (AMI in DC is $107,500 for a family of four) on the site in the Rosedale neighborhood adjacent to Miner Elementary School, just south of Hechinger Mall. The plan anticipates 8 parking spaces.

The Committee gave nods of approval to two other developers, Manna, Inc. and Mi Casa, both of whom put forth more traditional town house concepts.

Manna, Inc. proposes ten units – five 2 bedroom and five 3 bedroom.  One 2 bedroom and one 3 bedroom would be marketed at 60% AMI, and one 2 bedroom and one three bedroom would be marketed at 50% AMI.  Six units would be sold at market rate.  The proposal includes six parking spaces.

Mi Casa proposes 12 townhouses – eleven 3 bedroom units and one fully accessible 2 bedroom unit.  Five would be marketed at below 80%, five below 50 percent and two at market rate.  They propose 12 parking spaces.

Both of the latter proposals would be financed by a combination of private equity and city subsidy.  Both would be subsidized by DCHD providing the land at no cost.  Manna would be further subsidized by a city write down – essentially a city held second mortgage which is passed on to subsequent owners and ultimately returned to the city.

At the end, Committee Chair Dan Golden summed up the consensus of the Committee and the community:  Manna is the best architectural fit, Mi Casa the best commitment to affordability, and Neighborhood Development Company was “really cool but in terms of aesthetics and density” not the best fit for the neighborhood.

The committee voted 6 – 0 to send a letter in support of Manna, Inc. and Mi Casa to the full ANC which meets next Thursday at Miner Elementary School.  The full ANC is expected to endorse the committee recommendation and forward that to DCHD.

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The Week Ahead….And Photos of the Leaders at Lincoln Park in the R&R Marathon

Circa 8:35am, Saturday morning, the leader in the Rock and Roll Marathon rounds Lincoln Park

Circa 8:35am, Saturday morning, the leader in the Rock and Roll Marathon rounds Lincoln Park

At circa 8:55am, the first woman rounded the park

At circa 8:55am, the first woman rounded the park

Spiderman was about midway between them

Spiderman was about midway between them

The Week Ahead….

by Larry Janezich

Monday, March 16

ANC 6A Transportation & Public Space Committee Meets at 7:00pm, Capitol Hill Towers (900 G Street, NE)

Among items on the agenda:

Request for conversion of 2-way stop to 4-way stop at 15th Street NE and A Street, NE

Request from residents for Residential Parking Protection on south side of 1200 block of Florida Avenue, NE

Monday, March 16

ANC 6A Community Outreach Committee, meets at 7:00pm, Maury Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room, 1250 Constitution Avenue, NE (Enter from 13th Street)

Among items on the agenda:

Grant Application Update

ANC 6A Website Update

Tuesday, March 17

ANC 6A Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee meets at 7:00pm, at Sherwood Recreation Center (10th and G Streets, NE)

Among items on the agenda:

Report on status of Halftime Sports Bar.

License renewal for Naomi’s Ladder, LLC t/a Touche at 1123 H Street NE

Tuesday, March 17

Capitol Hill Restoration Society Board of Directors meets at 6:30pm, Capitol Hill Townhomes, 750 6th Street, SE

Wednesday, March 18

ANC6A  Economic Development & Zoning Committee meets at 7:00pm at Sherwood Recreation Center, 10th and G Streets, NE

Among items on the agenda:

Resolution of previously heard BZA/HPRB cases

1204 H Street, NE:  Informational presentation regarding planned by-right redevelopment of this property.

1600 Block of Kramer Street, NE: DHCD has received offers for the development of multiple adjoining vacant lots located on this block, including with mixed-income housing.  Three organizations that have submitted offers to develop the property will be providing separate informational presentations regarding their proposals and seeking ANC support:  Mi Casa, Inc.

Manna, Inc., Neighborhood Development Co.

Wednesday, March 18

Preservation Café, presented by the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, 7:00pm at the Kaiser Permanente building, at 700 2nd St. NE. “How to Spot a Cheap Flip” with Capitol Hill craftsman and contractor, Gary Barnhart.

Thursday, March 19

PSA 108 meets at 7:00pm at Liberty Baptist Church, 527 Kentucky Avenue, SE, with MPD Lt. JB Dykes.

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ANC6B Asks DGS For Longer Lease on Boys and Girls Club to Permit Mixed Income Housing

The City Pushes For 100% Affordable Housing in the Former Boys and Girls Club Over ANC and Neighborhood Objections...

The City Pushes For 100% Affordable Housing in the Former Boys and Girls Club Over ANC and Neighborhood Objections…

While the Building Continues to Deteriorate Owing to the City's Neglect

While the Building Continues to Deteriorate Owing to the City’s Neglect

ANC6B Asks DGS For Longer Lease on Boys and Girls Club to Permit Mixed Income Housing

by Larry Janezich

ANC6B voted 10 – 0 last Tuesday night to send a strongly worded letter to the Department of General Services (DGS) expressing its unhappiness with a Request for Proposals (RFP) process which left the community with a choice of only one redevelopment option for the Hill East Boys and Girls Club Building.  That option, unnamed in the letter, is the proposal for 49 units of

Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) housing for seniors put forward by Dantes Partners/Menkiti Group.  The only other proposal DGS received appears to be disqualified for not meeting the terms of the RFP – even though that proposal has much more support from the surrounding residents.

Most residents would like to see a mix of larger affordable and market rate units in the building and oppose the proposed additional two stories and many more tiny units proposed by the Dantes/Menkiti plan.

The letter also cites the ANC’s frustration by DGS’ decision to withhold significant information from the commission and the public.  Commissioners Flahaven and Krepp requested information on the project regarding eligibility for tax abatement, financing structure, how advertised services would be paid for, protection for residents in case of economic failure, and loan programs the developers’ are proposing to use. The ANC found DGS to be lacking in its response to the commission.

In addition, DGS ignored an ANC6B request to lengthen 25 year lease for the site when it asked developers for their best and final offers.  The final insult was a letter from Melissa Millar, DGS Management Analyst, which chided the ANC, telling them to limit its concerns to areas under its purview and asserting DGS’ right to make the most informed decisions that are in the District’s best interests.

Further, to date the community has received no explanation as to why the assertion by Michelle Chin of DGS to the community on January 20th that its RFP had met with “considerable interest” from developers had resulted in only two proposals.

The letter to DGS, largely drafted by Commissioner Denise Krepp, concludes:

“DGS should have recognized that the RFP was flawed when it received only two responses to redevelop the building.  The Boys and Girls Club sold the Eastern Branch Building to the District because of financial difficulties.  Since that time, the building has remained vacant and continues to deteriorate.  While ANC6B and our constituents appreciate and support the city’s efforts to quickly redevelop the building, it must be done in a proper manner.  Moving forward with one proposal based on an unnecessarily restrictive RFP is not in the best interests of the neighborhood and the city.”

Commissioner Flahaven stated previously that the decision on the Boys and Girls Club would be a “political” one.  Mayor Bowser has made a commitment to provide more affordable housing in the city and DGS is looking for ways to carry out the Mayor’s wishes.  The terms of the RFP virtually require the developer to use LIHTC funding – a process that accomplishes the Mayor’s goal and simultaneously provides a low risk high-return for the developer.

For more on the city’s push for 100% affordable housing at the Boys and Girls Club, see here:  http://bit.ly/1DvMw1W

For more on how LIHLTC works, see here:  http://bit.ly/1FT5TCb

For more on the city’s push for 100% affordable housing at the Boys and Girls Club, see here:  http://bit.ly/1DvMw1W

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Details Emerge on CAS Riegler Plan for NY Pizza Site on Pennsylvania Ave SE

Schematic showing massing of proposed mixed use project for 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Schematic showing massing of proposed mixed use project for 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Details Emerge on CAS Riegler Plan for NY Pizza Site on Pennsylvania Ave SE

by Larry Janezich

The developers of the NY Pizza Site at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, met with some 20 nearby residents Thursday night to discuss plans for development of the site and to get initial feedback from the community.

The developer is CAS Riegler, a DC focused development company with some 18 developments under its belt, many in DC Historic Districts.  CAS Riegler principal Kevin Riegler told attendees that the company wants to build a quality project that they will “own forever.”

Although the building is not yet in the design stage, Riegler said they are committed to respecting the character of the neighborhood, even though the site lies outside the Historic District.

The company will seek a Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the project, meaning they will seek a change in zoning to increase the density and height beyond what would otherwise be permitted in exchange for community amenities.  The amenities will be negotiated by ANC6B after consultation with and on behalf of the community.  Currently, 50 feet is the maximum building height for the site.

Other details of the project revealed Thursday night are as follows:

70 feet high

180,000 square feet

6 floors of 150 – 180 apartments – the mix of 1 and 2 or more bedrooms has not been determined

3 – 5 first floor retail spaces designed to appeal to local retailers – “hopefully food and beverage”

50 parking spaces

It will be 15 – 24 months before ground is broken

Construction will take 18 – 24 months.

The developers say they are “acutely aware” of what happened in the Hine PUD, and want to avoid that.  To that end, they have offered to meet residents “in a coffee shop or at your kitchen table” to address their concerns.

According to the developer, Thursday night’s power point presentation will be available shortly on the firm’s website, here:  Those who cannot attend may comment on the project at the firm’s website, here:  http://casriegler.com/projects/1401penn

Interested parties may also comment on the project at this site.

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ANC6B Takes WMATA To Task – Urges More City Oversight

ANC6B Takes WMATA To Task – Urges More City Oversight

Says Failure to Conduct Security Exercises Puts Riders at Risk

by Larry Janezich

Last Tuesday night, ANC6B approved testimony critical of WMATA written by Commissioner Denise Krepp and subsequently delivered by Krepp before the City Council Committee on Finance and Revenue.  The thrust of the testimony was that WMATA had put and continues to put Capitol Hill Metro riders at risk by its failure to conduct regularly scheduled exercises with the participation of law enforcement personnel and emergency response providers.  Krepp’s testimony also urged the Mayor and the committee to take a greater oversight role in the day to day operations of the agency, saying, “On January 12th, one individual died and over 80 more were injured as a result of the electrical arcing incident at L’Enfant metro stop.  WMATA personnel were not properly prepared to respond to this incident and I am not confident they are prepared to do so today.”

The message seemed reasonable enough, but it was not an easy sell to some of the commissioners.  ANC Chair Kirsten Oldenburg said she objected “in several ways” to the testimony as representing the position of the ANC.  She said she had no problem if Krepp wanted to deliver the testimony as an individual commissioner representing her own single member district.  Commissioner Nick Burger echoed Oldenburg’s concerns, saying he didn’t think the testimony reflected the kind of feedback the ANC should be giving and that the remarks would better serve as being Krepp’s own view.

Krepp responded that she knew where of she speaks, since she had written the language requiring security exercises when she had served as Senior Counsel on the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee.  “Are you telling me not to be concerned that WMATA has not done appropriate oversight?” she asked Oldenburg and Burger.

Tension in the room was broken when Commissioner Brian Flahaven, former ANC Chair and current Vice Chair stepped in to endorse the testimony, saying he didn’t see why it hurts to speak out on this issue and that he felt it was important to weigh in on the serious problems in WMATA which had resulted in the January 12 tragedy at L’Enfant Plaza.  “There’s no down side, he said, and “I am perfectly willing to support the testimony.”

Krepp accepted the suggestions of several Commissioners including Oldenburg to tone down the testimony which was then approved by a vote of 8 – 0 – 2, with Commissioners Flahaven, Krepp, Samolyk, Hoskins, Loots, Hagedorn, Chao and Jayaraman voting in support.  Commissioners Oldenburg and Burger abstained.

Krepp delivered the testimony – which concludes as follows – to Committee on Finance and Revenue yesterday.

“Everyday, thousands of DC residents, Congressmembers, and other high level officials enter the WMATA system via Capital South, Eastern Market, Potomac Avenue, and Stadium Armory metro stops.  The WMATA personnel demonstrated on January 12th that they were not prepared to respond to an incident at these stations and they are not prepared to do so now.

I strongly encourage the Committee and the Mayor to conduct more oversight over WMATA to make sure they are prepared.  Proper preparedness prevents death and injury – surely a goal WMATA can accomplish.”

She delivered the same testimony today, before DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency.

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Ugly Mug Retractable Roof Issue Settled as ANC Withdraws Protest

Ugly Mug Retractable Roof Issue Settled as ANC Withdraws Protest

Tensions Still Simmer Between Restaurants and Nearby Neighbors

by Larry Janezich

Last night, ANC6B voted to withdraw its complaint against the Ugly Mug expansion with retractable roof, contingent upon owner Gaynor Jablonski signing an agreement the ANC had negotiated between him and nearby neighbors.  A last minute snafu – attributed by ANC6B Commissioner James Loots to his own carelessness – animated Commissioner Diane Hoskins to attempt to coax Jablonski to commit to an earlier closing of his glass roof on Friday night.

Loots had distributed the draft agreement to residential neighbors which lead some of them to believe that the Ugly Mug had agreed to close its roof at 10:30 pm on Friday nights.  That version was presented at the ANC meeting on Tuesday and Loots characterized the 10:30 pm reference as a typo, saying that it had always been the intent to treat Friday and Saturday the same with a 12 midnight closing time for the roof .

Commissioner Diane Hoskins from the adjoining single member district on Barracks Row seized the moment to ask Jablonski if he would close his roof at the earlier hour.

Jablonski said, “I can’t do that,” and explained the extra time on Friday night accounted for a lot of revenue and given the other concessions he’d made, including closing the roof during any live entertainment or karaoke, the later closing time on Friday was fair and reasonable.

Barbara Charles, one of the 20 nearby residents on Barracks Row itself, expressed her concerns to the ANC in a letter, which she read aloud to the Commission.  She stated what she believed to be the sentiment of the other neighbors that adding the retractable roof and the expanded seating would add considerable noise, as well as refuse to the alley.  She also expressed her disappointment to find that – despite Jablonski’s earlier agreement that all of the nearby second story residents on 8th Street would receive the noise protection accorded to nearby residents on 7th, I, and G Streets, the final draft Settlement Agreement excluded the residences with addresses on 8th Street.  She also told the ANC, that the Settlement Agreement allows the Ugly Mug to begin operations a half hour earlier than the opening time specified on its alcohol beverage license.

The second story of the Ugly Mug used to house residents, as did the second floor of an adjacent building at 725 8th Street, SE.  Intolerable quality of life issues forced both of those residential occupants to move, opening up space over the Ugly Mug for expansion, and opening up commercial space on the second floor next door for the offices of Capitol Hill Village.  The latter has expressed concern about the impact of the bar’s expansion on their ability to conduct business in their rented space.

7th Street resident Linda Elliot asked the ANC to explain to residents why they would double the size of a (bar/restaurant) which had had numerous violations of the health code and a violation of the fire code.  DC law calls these transgressions “primary violations.”

Charles also pointed to recent changes in DC law which she said should concern the ANC (and all residents who unite to protest a liquor license to the Alcohol Beverage Regulatory Agency – ABRA).  That change provides that if an ANC withdraws its protest before ABRA regarding a liquor license, then any other protest lodged against a liquor license (except those of an adjacent neighbor) falls with it.  The dis-empowerment of residents by empowering the ANC works against the interests of residents since ANC’s – which are weak to begin with – are seldom willing to expose that weakness by going toe to toe with government agencies to back community concerns.

Charles commended Commissioner Brian Flahaven for addressing the Council Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs about the unequal status that ABRA has created for the ANCs.  She noted that the group protest currently pending against the Ugly Mug would fall if the ANC signed off on the proposed settlement agreement and said ANC6B may be the first ANC to use this power and in doing so, set a precedent for other ANC’s.

The final vote was 6 – 1 – 3, with Commissioners Samolyk, Jayaraman, Burger, Oldernburg, Chao, and Flahaven voting to approve.  Commissioner Hoskins voted to oppose, and Commissioners Krepp, Loots, and Hagedorn abstained.

Jablonski comes back before ANC6B next month to try to satisfy resident’s concerns about trash and rodent issues.

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The Week Ahead….and ‘Stanton and Greene’ née Pour House Opens Thursday

The Former Pour House Opens as Stanton and Greene on Thursday

Stanton and Greene – the Former Pour House at 319 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE – Opens Thursday

First Floor Interior

First Floor Interior

The Bar and Front Seating Section, Second Floor

The Bar and Front Seating Section, Second Floor

Design Lead and Beuchert's Co-founder August Paro Gives S-G a Name

Design Lead and Beuchert’s Co-founder August Paro Gives S-G a Name

The Week Ahead….and ‘Stanton and Greene’ née Pour House Opens Thursday

by Larry Janezich

Stanton and Greene at 319 Pennsylvania Avenue SE – Capitol Hill’s newest cocktail venue –  officially opens next Thursday with full service, though co-owner Jared Rager allows that a soft opening will begin on Monday with a limited menu.

The main attractions:  20th century cocktails, lots of space, classic American food, and an early 19th century-inspired interior design which pays homage to the to the historical character of the neighborhood.

A team comprised of principals from three other popular Pennsylvania Avenue food and drink venues are involved in launching Stanton and Greene.  Co-owners Rager and Elias Hengst also own Sonoma.  Design Lead August Parco owns Beuchert’s.  Erik Holzherr of Wisdom designs the signature cocktails.

The bar’s name salutes Stanton Park – named after Lincoln Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and the subject of its most prominent feature – the statue of Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene.

The Week Ahead…

Monday, March 9

The less-than-transparent ANC6D meets 7:00pm at a new location: 200 I Street, SE.

As usual, the agenda is “still in formation.”

Tuesday, Marcy 10

ANC6B meets at 7:00pm in Hill Center.

Among items on the agenda:

Presentation:  Nuisance Properties Overview: Rashee Kumar, Neighborhood and Victim Services Section, DC Office of the Attorney General

The Ugly Mug Dining Saloon, 723 8th Street SE, substantial change request for expansion of second floor and addition of 144 seats, changing total capacity to 242, ABC Board protest hearing – Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Surroundings – 1023 East Capitol Street SE, appeal from October 29, 2014, decision by Zoning Administrator, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to issue Certificate of Occupancy to allow first-floor retail establishment in R-4 District, BZA hearing – Tuesday, March 17, 2015

1220 Potomac Avenue SE, variance from minimum number of required parking spaces to construct eight-unit apartment building.  BZA hearing – Tuesday, March 31, 2015: Letter commenting on Eastern Branch Building redevelopment proposals.

Letter commenting on Eastern Branch Building redevelopment proposals

Tuesday, March 10

PSA 104 meets 7:00pm at J.O. Wilson Elementary School, 660 K Street, NE.

Tuesday, March 10

Working While Pregnant and Parenting: Know Your Rights Presentation – 6:30 pm, Southeast Library, 403 7th Street, SE.  Washington Lawyers’ Committee.  Topics covered will include rights under District of Columbia and federal law with respect to family and sick leave, as well as other protections for pregnant women and working mothers.

Wednesday, March 11

Barracks Row Main Street Annual Meeting Party, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Verizon Wireless Zone, 703 8th Street, SE.

Appetizer buffet by Banana Cafe, Cava Mezze, Matchbox, Trattoria Alberto, Yes! Organic Market, and District Doughnut. Beverages by Chat’s Liquors.  The reception is free of charge. All friends of Barracks Row Main Street are invited to attend.

Thursday, March 12

ANC6A meets at 7:00pm at Miner Elementary, 601 Fifteenth Street, NE

Among items on the agenda

Presentations:  MPD First District Commander Jeff Brown.

Presentation:  Monument Academy Public Charter School – new tenant for Gibbs Building.

Letter to DME/DGS re public input process for deeming city building surplus and releasing them for use by charter schools.

Letter to Mayor/DDOT requesting continued commitment to completion of streetcar line through downtown.

Thursday, March 12

Developer CAS Riegler hosts Community meeting regarding the major condo/retail mixed use project scheduled for the current NY Pizza site at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, (first reported by CHC here:  http://bit.ly/1DCqmKW) 

All Month Long – Yoga Sunday at SE Library

Every Sunday afternoon in March, the Southeast Library will be offering a free yoga class at 1:30 pm. This class is appropriate for beginners – bring a yoga mat.

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Barracks Row ‘Frame of Mine’ Likely Next Victim of the Appetite for Restaurants

Frame of Mine Next to Go?

Frame of Mine Next to Go?

Barracks Row ‘Frame of Mine’ Likely Next Victim of the Appetite for Restaurants

Retail on 8th Street Continues to Succumb to Food and Drink Venues

by Larry Janezich

Frame of Mine’s lease on its space at 522 8th Street, SE, will not be renewed when it expires in September, according to sources.  Building owner Larry Quillian is reportedly seeking a restaurant to occupy the space.  If Qullian’s quest is successful, it will be the second popular retail space on 8th Street to be displaced by a food and drink establishment so far this year.  Earlier this month, restaurateur Aaron Silverman announced plans to open a companion restaurant to Rose’s Luxury in the space next door to Rose’s, currently occupied by Homebody.

Frame of Mine, a family owned retail shop on Barrack Row since 1982, hopes to stay on 8th Street, but so far has not found a location to serve its needs.  Barracks Row Main Street is working with owner Cissy Webb find the right space for the business to move to at the end of their lease.

Quillian owns other properties nearby, including Mr. Henry’s and the vacant lots surrounding 1230 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, currently leased to Frager’s for their temporary garden and landscaping business.  Frager’s closed their temporary location across from Eastern Market last month, after the Hine project got the go ahead from federal court and the developer announced remediation of the building would begin in March.

Also the owner of the controversial “Shotgun House,” Quillian has jousted with the city for decades over his desire to raze the structure at 1229 E Street, SE.  The structure – a darling of preservationists – apparently stands in the way of development of the lots currently leased to Frager’s.  Last June, ANC6B reluctantly endorsed the concept of a raze permit for the Shotgun House after expressing unhappiness with Quillian who bought the property in 1985 and, in the eyes of the ANC and many in the community, connived to raze the property for redevelopment using “demolition by neglect.”  See CHC posting here:  http://bit.ly/1qAicMC

The Shotgun House

The Shotgun House

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