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.