The Week Ahead…& Photo Essay Update on Barracks Row

The Week Ahead……& Photo Essay Update on Barracks Row

by Larry Janezich

Not much happening in the week ahead, as Washington goes on vacation.  PSA 104 is meeting at 7:00pm, on Tuesday, August 8, at Stuart Hobson Middle School, 410 E Street, NE, but that’s pretty much it.

Here’s a photo essay on some recent changes on Barracks Row.

The notorious Barracks Row 7 Eleven has started piping opera to the streetscape in front of its store to combat loitering and panhandling.  Note the speaker, upper right.  Will it work?  The jury’s still out.

Here’s a shot of the interior of ANXO – the new Spanish cidery and Basque style snack outlet at 525 8th Street. Their menu is here:

Skill Zone, at 709 8th Street, where children “Play, Learn, Grow” is applying for a private club liquor license so parents accompanied by a child can have a glass of wine or beer while their children are at play. According to owner Liza Fox, the license will also allow parents to bring their own alcoholic beverages to the venue’s birthday parties where the entire space is rented for the event.  Visit their website here:

The space formerly occupied by Capital Teas at 731 8th Street is looking for a new “great tenant” according to owner Barbara Fahs Charles  Capital Teas filed for bankruptcy earlier this month.

The Vanity Box, offering Brazilian, Indian & Malaysian virgin hair, closures & frontals, hair care products, tools & accessories, opened recently at 737 Barracks Row.   See here:




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3 responses to “The Week Ahead…& Photo Essay Update on Barracks Row

  1. John

    Any progress on the new sushi restaurant that is going into the old Zest space?

  2. No sign of activity here. Not sure what the delay is.

  3. E Street Resident

    The opera from 7-11 is clearly audible in houses on the 800 block of E Street. We’ve asked the store to tilt the speakers so they point downwards (as opposed to directly at our houses). Hopefully that compromise will work. Stay tuned.