Barracks Row Photo Update: Hine Clean Up – Progress on Kraze Burger and Rose’s Luxury – Hookahs at Cafe 8 – New Paint on the Fridge – Sidewalk Hazards at Cava and Yes!

Barrack Row Photo Update:  Hine Clean Up – Progress on Kraze Burger and Rose’s Luxury -Hookahs at Café 8 – New Paint on The Fridge – Sidewalk Hazards at Cava and Yes!

by Larry Janezich

Notice from Ken Golding of Stanton Eastbanc Posted on Exterior of Hine Building

Notice from Ken Golding of Stanton Eastbanc Posted on Exterior of Hine Building

According to a notice posted on the exterior of the Hine building and signed by Stanton Development partner Ken Golding, Stanton-Eastbanc (SEB) is now responsible for the management of the Hine School property, following lease of the land from the city.  The notice states that next week, SEB will embark on a cleanup campaign in advance of the future demolition and construction.  Golding states that “this will involve weeding, cutting grass, throwing out all debris and we will need anyone residing in or around the buildings to leave.”  A phone call requesting additional information to Eastbanc representative Matt Harris, who reportedly will oversee the clean up, was not returned.

Work in progress at Rose's Luxury, the $46 per person price fixe family restaurant coming to 717 8th Street, SE

Work in progress at Rose’s Luxury

Rose’s Luxury, the family-style no-reservations restaurant named after chef Aaron Silverman’s grandmother is scheduled to open seven days a week for dinner starting in September.  The new venture will feature a $46 per person five course dinner with a menu leaning toward vegetarian dishes.  Diners will select from a five section menu comprised of dishes of cold, warm, pasta, other goods, and meat – one each from the first four sections, and a meat served family-style.  Desserts will be separate. Upstairs will hold a separate bar and a room for private dining.  According to their website at http://rosesluxury.com/ for every meal eaten at Rose’s the restaurant will donate .25 cents to WFP-USA to help feed a hungry child around the world.

Work in progress at Craze Burger

Work in progress at Craze Burger

Kraze Burger at 415 8th Street, SE, also hopes to open in September.  The South Korean based chain has an empire of more than 100 outlets and opened their first American restaurant in Bethesda in late 2011.   The menu from that outlet lists 14 burger choices which can be cooked to order, including the Hawaiian Burger with cream cheese sauce, grilled pineapple, and greens; the Vege & Bean Burger with grilled tofu patties, Swiss cheese, grilled mushrooms, tomatoes, lettuce and garlic butter; and classic beef and classic veggie patty burgers.  The menu also offers salads, other sandwiches, fries, chili, onion rings, grilled asparagus and frozen yogurt.  Patrons can build their own sandwiches, choosing their bread, protein and toppings.  See the Bethesda outlet’s menu here:  http://washingtondc.menupages.com/restaurants/kraze-burger/menu

Hookas on the Menu at Cafe 8

Hookas on the Menu at Cafe 8

Cafe 8, the Mediterranean Restaurant at 424 8th Street, SE, is now serving tobacco via hookahs in their rear outdoor patio.  If they’d put Turkish tea in addition to Turkish coffee on the menu, you’ll think you’re in Istanbul.

The Fridge, in the alley behind 516 8th Street, SE

The Fridge, in the alley behind 516 8th Street, SE

The Fridge

The Fridge

The Fridge

The Fridge

The Fridge, the quirky art/performance space in the alley behind the Shakespeare administrative offices at 516 8th Street, SE, has freshened itself up in celebration of a month long exhibit and series of performances titled “The Elements of Hip Hop.”  See their website here:  www.thefridgedc.com

Hazardous sidewalk in front of CAVA

Hazardous sidewalk in front of CAVA

And again in front of Yes!

And again in front of Yes!

Barracks Row Main Street has launched an ambitious project to redesign the Eastern Market Metro Plaza.  One would think they could get DDOT or the Capitol Hill BID or maybe the owners of the establishments above to spend a half an hour to fix the hazardous conditions presented to Barracks Row pedestrians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Gerald Sroufe

    Hi Larry – Not bad at all for a slow news month. Jerry

  2. Mike Berman

    And they dumped all the trash and debris in the ramped loading area on 8th St. Its putrid. They cant afford a dumpster??? Michael Berman Executive Director | Diverse Markets Management http://www.diversemarkets.net | 202.215.6993 | @DMMevents The Flea Market at Eastern Market Every Sunday, Year Round http://www.easternmarket.net | facebook

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