The Week Ahead … And the How, When, What, and Where of Eastern Market Shoppers

The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) is conducting a market research study to learn the preferences of customers.  The results of the survey at circa 12 noon for Saturday, October 31 are as follows.

The Week Ahead … And the How, When, What, and Where of Eastern Market Shoppers

By Larry Janezich

The Week Ahead….

Monday, November 2

  1. ANC 6C ABC Committee meets at 7:00pm, at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 Second Street, N.E.

Among items on the agenda:

Sugar Factory, 50 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.  – modification to Settlement Agreement

XO 15 K Street N.E., 237 2nd Street, N.W., Seeking new tavern liquor license(s).

Updates on Old Business:  Po Boy Jim’s (709 H Street N.E.), The Alibi (237 2nd Street, N.W.), Toscana Café (601 2nd Street, N.E.)

  1. CHRS Historic Preservation Committee meets at 6:30pm, Kirby House, 420 10th Street, S.E.

Tuesday, November 3

  1. ANC6B Planning & Zoning Committee meets at 7:00 p.m., in the cafeteria at St. Coletta of Greater Washington, 1901 Independence Avenue, S.E.)

Among items on the agenda:

761 10th Street, S.E. – Request for a special exception of the Zoning Regulations to allow a two-story rear addition and a two-story garage addition to a row dwelling not meeting the zoning requirements for lot occupancy at 761 10th Street, S.E.

DOH Certificate of Need (for primary care facility), Community Connections, 801 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.

Rock ‘n Roll DC Marathon scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2016.

PUD Subcommittee Report to the Planning & Zoning Committee

  1. ANC6C Parks and Events Committee meets at 7:00pm, at Kaiser-Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 2nd Street, N.E.

Rock N Roll DC Marathon scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2016.

Improving Public Transparency – Discussion of ways to keep the public better informed of the work of ANC 6C and its committees.  [

Wednesday, November 4

  1. ANC6B Transportation Committee meets at 7:00 p.m., Hill Center.

On the agenda:

Virginia Avenue SE Streetscape, CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel project, Special Public Space Committee hearing—November 12, 2015

  1. ANC 6C Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee meets at 7:00 pm at Capitol Hill Medical Center/Kaiser Permanente 700 Second Street, N.E.

Among items on the agenda:

400 K Street, N.E. – Revised application of Tiblez Adal for a variance from the nonconforming structure requirements to allow a substantially-completed two story carriage house to be adaptively restored as an artist studio.

301 Florida Avenue N.E. – Informational presentation by 301 Florida 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 from the C-M-1 District to the C-3-C District. 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, November 8

  1. ANC6B Alcohol Beverage Control Committee meets at 7:00pm, Hill Center.

Among items on the agenda:

L Street Market, 7th & L Streets, S.E., Settlement Agreement Revision (change of Sunday closing from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm).

Café 8, 424 8th Street, S.E., Settlement Agreement Revision (change in operation/sales & consumption hours)’

Starbucks Coffee, 237 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., new Retailer’s Class “D” Restaurant license (beer and wine).

Bullfrog Bagels, 317 7th Street, S.E’, new Retailer’s Class “C” Restaurant license.

  1. ANC6C Transportation and Public Space Committee meets at Kaiser Permanente, 700 2nd Street, N.E.

Among items on the agenda:

D3 Bus Route Removal – WMATA is planning to remove the D3 bus route, which runs from Ivy City down West Virginia Avenue to K Street, then along K Street to Farragut North and then to Dupont Circle. A representative from WMATA will be on hand to discuss ridership and feedback from the public comment period, and to hear from community members.

NoMa Underpass, M Street, N.E. – art installation.  Public space occupancy permit for art installation under the train tracks at M Street, N.E., by the south entrance of the NoMa Metro station.

6th & H Street Bar and Grill – application for enclosed sidewalk café.   Plans include tables and chairs with umbrellas, fenced enclosure, no awning or cover. PENDING CONFIRMATION FROM APPLICANT.

1200 block of 4th Street, N.E. – Planned Parenthood construction in public space application.  Planned Parenthood is redeveloping the warehouse next to Two Rivers Charter School and will be presenting their project and public space elements of the new facility.

  1. PSA 107 meets at 7:00pm in Southeast Library, lower level.
  2. Friends of Southeast Library meets at 5:30pm in Southeast Library, lower level.

Saturday, November 7

  1. Capitol Hill Art League Annual Small Works Art Sale: “Good Things Come in Small Packages” opens, 3–7pm at CHAW, 545 7th Street, S.E.

“Shoppers and art enthusiasts will find unique, one of a kind pieces – pottery, glass, wall art, photographs, original notecards, and craft items. Hundreds of pieces of art will be offered in an easy-to-view display space. Customers who purchase art are offered free wrapping services so a gift purchase is ready to present.”

For more information and the CHAW hours of operation, contact CHAW at 202-247-6839 or

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) is a community-based, not-for-profit arts organization founded in 1972. The CHAW facility includes a dance studio, visual arts studio, Black Box Theater, art gallery, complete ceramics/pottery studio, a photography darkroom (the only “open” darkroom in D.C.), and private music instruction studios. CHAW representatives will be present to provide information on their art programs for children and adults.  Website:


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3 responses to “The Week Ahead … And the How, When, What, and Where of Eastern Market Shoppers

  1. Harold

    Not sure how methodologically sound the survey is but still very very interesting to see how many folks are from the Hill. And how many walk! Would have imagined that it would be exactly the reverse.

    I’m guessing Eastern Market is starting to think carefully about the arrival of a Trader Joe’s next door and the proliferation of grocery stores in the neighborhood. Smart to get out in front of that.

    I wish Eastern Market well but nobody gets a protected position in the market: let Eastern Market and its vendors compete on a level playing field. No set-asides, no protection, no subsidies.

  2. muskellunge

    By my count, I get 37 people drove to the market.

    Based on the plates on the cars around where I live, and how hard it is to find a place about noon on Saturdays, I do not believe this number under is representative of the real number.

    Maybe the survey missed most of the people? Where was it?

  3. I’m actually amazed at how *many* people drive to the market. Who are these people? It seems to me that you’d only drive there if you (1) owned a car, which most DC residents do not, and (2) had enough of a handicap/mobility issue that you’re willing to put up with the hassle of parking.