The Week Ahead…And Armed Robbers Hit Spike Mendelsohn Eatery at 3rd and PA Ave SE

Good Stuff Eatery at 303 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, was hit by armed robbers Saturday night

Good Stuff Eatery at 303 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, was hit by armed robbers Saturday night

Robbers entered the restaurant through the rear door

Robbers entered the restaurant through the rear door

The Week Ahead…And Armed Robbers Hit Spike Mendelsohn’s Eatery at 3rd and PA Ave SE

President Obama’s One-Time Lunch Spot Held Up at Gunpoint

by Larry Janezich

Good Stuff Eatery – celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn’s popular casual fast food hamburger joint at 303 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE – was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night by two masked men.  President Obama brought White House staff members here for lunch in 2011, and First Lady Michelle Obama has been a frequent patron of the restaurant.

MPD Captain Antonio Charland reported: “On Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 10:45PM, members of the First District responded to the “Good Stuff Eatery” located at 303 Pennsylvania Ave, SE for the report of a Robbery.  A complainant in this case stated that two (2) male suspects entered the rear of the establishment wearing ski masks and displayed a handgun.  The complainant further states that the two (2) suspects then robbed the business of cash.  The suspects made good their escape and were last seen entering a 4 door dark colored sedan.  There were no injuries related to this robbery.”

Mendelsohn owns three nearly adjacent restaurants on the block: Good Stuff Eatery, We The Pizza, and Béarnaise.  There are additional Good Stuff Eatery outlets in Crystal City, Georgetown, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (really).

The Week Ahead…

Tuesday, October 6

  1. ANC6B Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7:00pm, at St. Coletta of Greater Washington, 1901 Independence Avenue, SE.

Among items on the agenda:

801 Virginia Avenue, SE, concept/new construction of 4-story building

Raze Permits, 1620 and 1622 E Street, SE

Rock ‘n Roll DC Marathon (March 2016)

Letter to Stanton-Eastbanc on Hine Development Construction Problems

PUD Subcommittee Report regarding benefits and amenities sought for several developments within ANC6B for which zoning relief is being requested.  City regulations require developers to compensate the community for the impact that greater density and mass associated with zoning changes have on the community.  The ANC will negotiate the compensation in the form of benefits and amenities on behalf of the community.

  1. ANC 6C Parks and Events Committee meets at 7:00pm, at Kaiser-Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 2nd Street, NE.

Agenda not available at press time.

  1. North Lincoln Park Association (NLPNA) meets at 7:30pm, Maury Elementary School, 13th and Constitution Avenue, NE.

Wednesday, October 7

  1. ANC6B Transportation Committee meets at 7:00pm in Hill Center.

Among items on the agenda:

Virginia Avenue SE, Streetscape & CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel project

DDOT Navy Yard/Union Station Circulator Proposal on Elimination of Stops

Center City Public Charter School request for removal of the eastbound Metrobus stop on East Capitol at 15th Street, SE.

  1. ANC6C Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7:00 pm at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 Second Street, NE.

Update:  Among items on the agenda:

400 K St. NE (BZA 18979) – Revised application of Tiblez Adal for a variance from the nonconforming structure requirements allow a substantially-completed two-story carriage house to be adaptively restored as an artist studio in the R-4 District at premises 400 K Street N.E.

301 & 331 N St. NE (non-voting) – Informational presentation by Foulger-Pratt Companies on a future 301/331 N St. NE PUD application and HPRB concept plan for 301 N St. NE

301 Florida Ave. NE (ZC 15-22) (non-voting) – Informational presentation by 301 FL Manager LLC on its application for the consolidated review and approval of a Planned Unit Development (“PUD”) and related zoning map amendment to rezone the Property. The Property has a land area of approximately 8,720 square feet and is a triangular lot with approximately 203.7 linear feet of frontage on Florida Avenue, N.E. to the northeast, approximately 178.8 linear feet of frontage on N Street, N.E. to the south, and approximately 97.5 linear feet of frontage on 3rd Street, N.E. to the west. The Property is the only lot in Square 722N and is currently improved with a one-story building and associated surface parking, surrounded by a variety of uses including low- to high-density residential, industrial warehouses, and commercial uses.  Applicant proposes to raze the existing building to build a mixed-use building composed of retail and residential uses. The Project will have a density of 7.57 floor area ratio, will include a total of approximately 66,010 square feet of gross floor area, and will have a building height of 101 feet (eight stories).

Thursday, October 8

  1. ANC6A meets at 7:00pm and Miner Elementary School, 601 15th Street, NE.

Among items on the agenda:

Update from Mayor Bowser’s Office

Department of Energy & Environment Anacostia River Sediment presentation

Letter of support in favor of the Events DC proposal to construct a playground on the 2000 block of C Street, NE according to the plans provided to the ANC.

Letter to the Zoning Commission in support of an extension of the order permitting redevelopment of the H Street Connection site at 901 H Street, NE, with a mixed-use residential and retail structure.

  1. The ANC6B ABC Committee which usually meets on this date will not meet. The only item of business is a request for a restaurant liquor license for Las Placitas’ new location at 1100 8th Street.  Since the request appears to be non-controversial, the ANC will consider it at its October 13 meeting.


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2 responses to “The Week Ahead…And Armed Robbers Hit Spike Mendelsohn Eatery at 3rd and PA Ave SE

  1. John

    The Hamburgler?

  2. If only that was funny. I’m sure the folks being held up at gun point wouldn’t find that comment very humorous.