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Owners of Pennsylvania Avenue Building Move to Close In Arcade Sheltering Homeless

600 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

At night the space becomes a sleeping area for the homeless.

Owners of Pennsylvania Avenue Building Move to Close In Arcade Housing Homeless

by Larry Janezich

Last night, ANC6B endorsed the Historic Preservation concept for the extension of storefronts of the Bernstein Building (Citibank) at 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.  The extension will come at the expense of a number of homeless who sleep under the arcade that will be filled in to extend the store fronts to the sidewalk.

During last week’s presentation before the ANC’s Planning and Zoning Committee, Porter Page, Senior Vice President of Commercial Property Management for Bernstein Management said that the project was proposed “to address the homeless issue.”  She cited the number of homeless people sleeping  under the arcade which makes rental of two of the several vacant offices difficult.  The US Postal Service occupies one of the commercial spaces and will be enlarged by the construction.   Commissioner Dan Ridge pointed out that the project was not “addressing the homeless issue, but moving it.”

Page said the company had tried using video cameras to monitor the space but “the problem is way bigger that that”.

Rui A. Ponte, with the Penney Design Group, said that the timeline envisioned is to have everything in place to begin a phased construction in January, with work being complete on one half of the arcade before beginning work on the other half.

The Committee recommended that the full ANC support the historic preservation design concept by a vote of 7 – 1.   The full ANC voted to support the project without objection Tuesday night.

There are several reasons for homelessness, and many have mental illness or substance abuse at its root.  A Washington Post article by Peter Jamison from May 10, 2017, numbered the city’s homeless at 7,473.  The article reported that Kate Coventry, a senior policy analyst at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, said that the problem driving many families into homelessness is a lack of affordable housing.  See here:  http://wapo.st/2f7fh3N

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Push to Continue Closure of Eastern Market 7th Street Gains Momentum

The 300 Block of C Street, Friday, September 8, 2017, circa 3:00pm

Push to Continue Closure of Eastern Market 7th Street Gains Momentum

by Larry Janezich

The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) seems poised to recommend to the city that both the 200 and 300 blocks of 7th Street remain closed to weekend car traffic.  Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen has already gone on record in support of the closure.  Eastern Market Main Street – the 7th Street business organization – sent a letter to the city earlier this summer endorsing the closure.  And an analysis of the 55 emails sent to EMCAC regarding the status of the 300 block of 7th Street, SE, received between August 9 and September 6, reveals considerable neighborhood support for continued closure of the block to vehicular traffic on weekends.  Of the 55 emails received during the four week period, 49 supported keeping the street closed, while 6 urged reopening the block to traffic.

EMCAC – charged by statute to review and comment on retailing on public property in and around Eastern Market – will vote on Tuesday, September 19, at its September meeting, on a carefully crafted recommendation to continue the street closure with additional language that attempts to address the concerns of the various stakeholders.   (The meeting will be at 7:00pm, in the North Hall of Eastern Market.)

EMCAC’s support for the closure is contingent on the Eastern Market Manager establishing a validated parking location and possibly establishing a delivery service for South Hall merchants to alleviate issues arising out of lack of customer parking.  The most vocal opponents of continued closure of both the 200 and 300 blocks have been the South Hall food merchants, largely based on their perception that the lack of parking is responsible for the decline in the food business in the South Hall.

One way the lack of parking could be addressed is by Eastern Market subsidizing validated parking for a number of spaces in the Colonial Parking lot right across C Street from the Market ($8 a day on Saturday and Sunday).  There are also 193 paid public parking spaces in the Hine Project, 50 of which will be reserved for vendor’s vehicles at 50% of the daily rate (yet to be established).  That would leave 143 spaces for paid public parking.

Ongoing city-sponsored appraisals of retail spaces in and around Eastern Market to satisfy the statutory requirement that rents will be at or near market value would seem to guarantee an increase in market revenue, necessary not only for market maintenance, but also to assist in marketing and promotion to keep the Market competitive (read Whole Foods, Union Market, Trader Joe’s).  The likely increase in rent for the South Hall merchants and outside vendors would be more palatable if part of the increase is used for a parking subsidy.

The other major consideration in the event of continued closure is what will happen to the 300 block of 7th after the weekend flea markets move to the newly reopened (but private) C Street between the north and south buildings of the Hine project?  The move is currently expected in mid-October.

EMCAC Chair Donna Scheeder says, “If the street remains closed, it cannot possibly be under the same conditions as it now,” citing safety, economics, unified market management, and competition between vendors and the brick and mortar retail outlets on the 300 block.

The EMCAC proposal addresses this concern by recommending that any usage of the 300 block not be determined until there is a stakeholders’ meeting from a broad array of community organizations, including the ANC6B, DDOT, DGS, Stanton-Eastbanc, Eastern Market Main Street, Market Row Merchants, and that there be no request for bids regarding usage of the 300 block until a strategy is developed for best use and value to the market and the community – possibly by an organization such as the Project for Public Space.  Coupled with that, is a likely stipulation that any temporary usage of 7th Street between the moving of the flea market to C Street in mid to late October and the enactment of any recommendation arising out of a study, will require joint approval of EMCAC and the Eastern Market Manager.

It appears that Eastern Market and DGS anticipates keeping the 300 block closed through the middle of next summer, and according to some sources, a permit for closure has been issued and payment to the city for lost parking revenue for the 200 and 300 blocks has already been made, or is in the works.

ANC6B will consider a recommendation to close the street expected to be proposed by Commissioner Diane Hoskins at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, September 12, at 7:00pm in Hill Center.  The matter is scheduled to come up near the end of the meeting and is not likely to be voted on that night.

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The Week Ahead….

Here’s a look from Saturday at progress at Buchanan Park, on the west side of SE Safeway. Construction has started on the D Street townhomes on the north side of the project. There will be 41 single level condos in the old Buchanan School Building, and 32 – 3 and 4 bedroom new townhomes and condos on 13th Street and D Street.

The Week Ahead…

by Larry Janezich

Monday, September 11

  1. ANC6D meets at 7:00pm, 1100 4th Street, SW, 2nd

Among items on the draft agenda:

Public Safety Report- First District MPD (PSA 105 & PSA 106) Lt. Robinson, Lt. Black.

100 K Street, SE – Zoning Application for Special Exception from GH Group.

L’Enfant Plaza/International Spy Museum – Public Space Application for Street Planter Boxes.

Chipotle Mexican Grill – Public Space Application for Sidewalk Café.

RASA, 1242 1st St, SE – new restaurant liquor license.

ROTI, 1251 1st St, SE: new liquor license.

Potomac Distilling, 1130 Maine Avenue, SW: new CT distillery license.

Chloe, 1331 4th Street, SE: new restaurant liquor license.

Potomac Riverboat, Alexandria, VA: DX Marine Vessels – new restaurant liquor license.

Homewood Suites, 50 M Street,SE:  modification to restaurant liquor license.

Anchor, 709 Wharf St, SW: new Class B food market w/marine supplies + tastings .

1215 Carrollsburg Place, SW – Zoning application for Special Exception/Variance.

1550 First Street, SW – Zoning Application for Design Review.

1900 Half Street, SW – Zoning Application for Design Review, Modification of Significance.

1000 South Capitol Street, SE – Zoning Application for Special Exception/Variance.

25 M Street, SE – Zoning Application for Modification of Consequence.

  1. ANC6C Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee meets at 7:00pm, at Kaiser Permanente, 700 2nd Street, NE.

Agenda:

600 H Street, NE, new restaurant license application from VSTDC,LLC d/b/a V Street.

Tuesday, September 12

ANC6B meets at 7:00pm, at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

Among items on the agenda:

Presentations:  Events DC presentation on updating the ANC regarding the development of RFK Stadium site.

Letter to DDOT re: WGL’s work on Browns Court, SE, in the Capitol Hill Historic District.

602 E Street, SE: Historic Preservation Application to permit construction of new building at rear of lot.

622 C St., SE:  Historic Preservation Application re Concept/construct new rear two-story addition.

600 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE:  Historic Preservation Application re concept/installation of storefronts.

Letter to DDOT in support of the Pennsylvania Ave. Streetlight Upgrade Project.

SkillZone, 709 8th Street, SE:  New Retailer’s Class “D” Tavern License, Private Club w/ 70 seats, Total Occupancy of 174 person, “Members-Only” Social events for parents; Serve Beer & Wine Hours sought: Mon-Thur. 9 am – 6 pm; Fri & Sat. 9 am – 7:30 pm; Sun. 9 am – 7 pm No other endorsements.

Hanks on the Hill t/a Hanks Oyster Bar, 633 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Protest Withdraw.

220 2nd St., SE:  Zoning Adjustment re Lot Area Variance to add 13th apartment rental unit in basement of existing apartment house.

26 A Street, SE:  Historic Preservation Application re concept/new three-story side & rear additions.

226 Kentucky Ave., SE:  Historic Preservation Application re updated plans for 3rd Story addition to existing flat.

418-420 7th St., SE:  Historic Preservation Application re updated plans for proposed condo conversion.

400 D St., SE:  Historic Preservation application re updated plans to construct 5 new townhouses.

523 8th Street, SE (Ambar):  Historic Preservation Application for 3rd Story rooftop deck w/ Retractable Roof & Rear Addition.

Marine Barracks Washington Multiple Projects Programmatic Agreement.

Report out on follow up action from ANC 6B’s Special Call Meeting on the continued closure of 7th Street, SE.

Wednesday, September 13

POSTPONED UNTIL TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19.  ANC 6C meets at 7:00pm at the Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE.

Thursday, September 14

ANC6A meets at 7:00pm, Miner Elementary, 601 Fifteenth Street, NE.

1300 H St, NE:  Construction update – Brendan Whitsitt, Insight Property Group.

RFK Campus short-term redevelopment update – Events DC.

U.S. Attorney’s Office update – Doug Klein, Community Prosecutor.

Monument Academy – Emily Bloomfield.

Nomad Hookah Bar – Suggested Motion:  The ANC protest the request by Nomad Hookah Bar (1200 H Street, NE) for expanded sidewalk cafe hours unless the ABL Committee determines at its September 2017 meeting that a protest is not needed.  The reasons for protest may include non-compliance with existing Settlement Agreement, and impact to peace, order, and quiet.

1362 East Capitol Street  – Recommendation: ANC6A send a letter of support to BZA for a special exception from the rear yard requirements to construct a two-story rear addition to an existing one-family dwelling at 1362 East Capitol Street.

321 Twelfth (12th) Street, NE – Recommendation: ANC6A send a letter of support to BZA for a special exception from the lot occupancy requirements to construct a two-story rear addition at on condition that best efforts be made to get letters from support from the tenants at 1203 D Street NE, 1201 D Street, NE, and providing there is no light or air impact on the house behind the property at 321 Twelfth (12th) Street, NE.

237 Warren Street, NE –  Recommendation: ANC6A send a letter of support to BZA for a special exception from the rear yard requirement and the upper floor addition requirements to construct a rear and third-story addition at 237 Warren Street, NE, on condition that the applicants make best efforts to get letters of support from neighbors at 239, 232, 230, 234, 236 and 238 Warren Street, NE, and 228 Fourteenth (14th) Street, NE.

225 Tennessee Avenue, NE – Recommendation: ANC6A send a letter of support to BZA for a special exception from the rear yard requirements to construct a three-story rear addition at 225 Tennessee Avenue, NE on condition that the applicants make best efforts to get a letter of support from the neighbor at 223 Tennessee Avenue, NE.

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Trader Joe’s of Capitol Hill Set to Open Friday, September 29 & Inside the Hine Project – A Photo Essay

Trader Joe’s of Capitol Hill Set to Open Friday, September 29 & Inside the Hine Project – A Photo Essay

by Larry Janezich

Stanton Development told some neighbors of the Hine Project this morning that the 11,000 square foot Trader Joe’s  would open on Friday, September 29.  Capitol Hill Corner subsequently confirmed with Trader Joe’s that it has set that tentative date for opening.  The store will be two levels below grade – beneath the Southeast corner of the project at 8th and D Streets – in the building with the grey brick façade.

Also, last night, Eastern Market Mainstreet, headed by Manuel Cortes of GroovyDC, held a fundraiser “Hard Hats for Hine” to benefit the recently founded Mainstreet organization whose purpose is to “promote, retain, and attract diverse small businesses to the immediate area.”

The fundraiser featured a tour of a model two-bedroom apartment in the project’s residential Plaza Building at C and 7th Street, and some of the commercial space on the 6th and 7th floors of the 160,000 square foot office building running the length of 7th Street and wrapping around the corner and fronting on Pennsylvania Avenue.  There is a total of 61,000 square feet of retail, and Stanton Development partner Ken Golding told the Washington Business Journal’s Rebecca Cooper in June that he hoped to attract “a fitness user, a fast casual restaurant, a more formal sit-down restaurant, a nail or hair salon as well as a couple of other neighborhood-serving tenants.”  Washington Business Journal also reported that the developers were in talks with cosmetics retailer Sephora for retail space.  In addition, ANC6B negotiated the inclusion of a small day-care center on the first floor Southeast corner of the building as a community benefit during the PUD process, as well as a 150 square foot office on the second floor for itself at a lease rate of $1 a year – in perpetuity.  The Trader Joe’s will be underneath the day care center.  The Yard, out of New York city, providing coworking and private office space, will occupy a part of the office building’s second floor.  An Eastbanc representative said the company was in negotiations with law firms for space on the third and other floors.

Eastbanc has already announced that Trickling Springs Creamery, a Turkish linen shop – Antiochia, a veterinary hospital, and JRINK – a cold press fruit and vegetable juice bar, as four of the tenants who will open in the retail space of the North Building.  The creamery will sell ice cream, milk, yogurt, cheese and other dairy products, including milkshakes.  The veterinary hospital will be below grade in a 5,000 square foot space.

Last night’s tour included a model 1350 square foot two bedroom-two bath apartment in the residential portion of the South Building overlooking the newly reopened C Street and Plaza between the North and South Buildings that will rent for more than $6000 a month.  The Bozzuto Group – the residential manager – expects the first tenants to move in by the end of September.  The rents will range from $3270 per month for an 800 square foot one bedroom to $8720 a month for an 1800 square foot three bedroom, though according to a Bozzuto representative, the prices have not been finalized.  The residences along 8th Street will not be finished until late October.  There will be 160 residential units in the project.

Eastern Market Main Street’s Board of Directors:  Manuel Cortes, Chair; Mary Quillian Helms, Vice Chair; Terry McDonald, Treasurer; Lona Valmoro, Secretary; Mike Berman, Promotions Committee Chair; Loren Bushkar; Alex Golding, Economic Vitality Committee Chair; Shaun Marble, Barry Margeson; Sean Pichon, Design Committee Chair; Meg Shapiro.  For more, see:  www.easternmarketmainstreet.org

The reception in the Plaza residential building will feature a 24 hour concierge.

Behind the reception desk is the club room where residents can hang out or rent for events.

Also near the reception area – the fitness room.

The living room of the model 1350 square foot 2 bed room 2 bath apartment in the Plaza Building. The view is of the North Building across the street.

Here’s one of the two bedrooms.

And the kitchen.

Over in the office building fronting on Pennsylvania Avenue, the reception area looks like this. Elevators down the hall to the left take visitors up to office space and to the conference rooms and event space on the 7th floor.

One of two 7th floor conference rooms.

Ward Six Councilmember Charles Allen was on hand to endorse the project and address some 200 attendees.

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It Costs About $870,000 a Year to Run Eastern Market – Here’s Where It Comes From

It Costs About $870,000 a Year to Run Eastern Market – Here’s Where It Comes From

By Larry Janezich

The restoration of Eastern Market after the catastrophic fire of 2007 came with the city’s expectation that the market would be self–sustaining.

Eastern Market is more than the building.  It comprises the original fresh food market in the South Hall; the event space in the North Hall; the Farmer’s Line under the shed on 7th Street; the arts and craft vendors on the north plaza, on 7th Street, and on the sidewalk next to the Market; and the prepared food vendors in front of the city swimming pool on North Carolina – The Rumsey Aquatic Center.  In the collective mind of the community, it also includes the Saturday and Sunday flea markets on the 300 block of 7th Street, operated separately from the Market by Managers Carol Wright and Michael Berman who pay rent to the city which is goes to Eastern Market.  All of these components provide the revenue stream which makes Eastern Market, owned by the city and managed by the Department of General Services, largely self-sustaining.

Achieving sustainability has meant changing the Market’s character to maximize income, as the market’s role as a food provider for the community has declined in the face of competition from other markets and as the changing demographics of the community and attitudes toward food preparation have changed. This change is reflected in the amounts of revenue derived from each component of the market.

Here’s how Eastern Market’s income breaks down for 2016 (DGS was shy about releasing Eastern Market’s annual expenditures):

Income                                                                   Budget                Actually received

South Hall Rent                                                    237,006                    226.993

Outside vendors and Farmer’s Line                 319,879                    319,752

North Hall                                                             209,574                     229,678

Application/Event Fees                                           2,489                         2,800

Flea Markets                                                              –                               48,000

ATM                                                                         70,348                        66,479

Total Income                                                        839,355                      893,702

According to Market Manager Barry Margeson, the Market produced a small surplus of around $25,000 over operating costs in 2016.  And, according to Margeson, the following rents applied in that year:

South Hall Merchants                          $26 – $40 per square foot annually

Farmer’s Line                                         $28 – $44 per day

North Plaza Arts/Crafts                        $28 per day

7th Street Arts/Crafts                            $44 per day

Prepared Food Natatorium Plaza       $35 per day

Flea Markets                                           $2000 per month each

Some observations:  The outside arts and crafts vendors, the prepared food vendors, and Farmer’s Line provide more revenue than any other component.  Rentals of the North Hall provide almost as much revenue as the rents from the South Hall Merchants.  The ATM provides a surprising amount of income for the market – almost 7% of total income.  A close look seems to reveal that some of the South Hall food merchants were behind on their rent at the end of 2016.

When the flea markets move to the newly reopened C Street between the North and South Hine Project buildings, in a month or so, that income will be lost to the Market because the new C Street will be private, and those monies will go to Stanton-Eastbanc.  Mike Berman, manager of the Sunday flea market says he will be paying more to Stanton-Eastbanc than he is currently paying to Eastern Market, and will likely increase the cost of the spaces he leases to his vendors.  One source claims that the Saturday and Sunday flea markets currently charge almost double what Eastern Market charges its arts and craft vendors who set up on the 200 block of 7th Street.

Eastern Market will have to make up the $24,000 shortfall in order to continue to be self-sustaining.  There are two ways to do this, first, keep the 300 block of 7th Street closed to traffic and put out bids for flea market managers or other programmers to lease the space on weekends.  Or Eastern Market could increase the rents for the other entities which comprise Eastern Market.  Or both

To that end, DGS has commissioned an outside appraiser to determine the value of the spaces occupied by the South Hall Merchants, as well as the spaces on the 300 block of 7th Street.  The appraisals are necessary to satisfy the statutory requirement that rents reflect fair market rents.   Another appraisal of the value of the space around Eastern Market occupied by the various vendors, farmers, and prepared food outlets is in the works.

Eastern Market faces challenges in the face of increasing competition and will need additional funding beyond sustainability for marketing and promotion.

Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, September 6, at 7:00pm in the North Hall to make a recommendation on whether to continue closing the 200 and 300 block of 7th Street to traffic on weekends.  It is likely that EMCAC will consider matters related to the appraisal of the space in the South Hall at its regular monthly meeting on September 19 at 7:00pm in the North Hall of Eastern Market.

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The Week Ahead…. & The Man in the Green Hat’s House Is For Sale

The Week Ahead…. & The Man in the Green Hat’s House Is For Sale

303 17th Street, SE – It’s yours for $649,000.

“George L. Cassiday, Sr. (1892–1967) was one of the leading Congressional bootleggers during National Prohibition. Known as “the man in the green hat,” he sold liquor for ten years to congressmen and senators. In October 1930, he came forward and told his story in six front-page articles in the Washington Post. The articles pointed out Congressional hypocrisy and made the public even more jaded about Prohibition. His admission made both national news and an impact on the midterm Congressional elections just a week later.”  Wikipedia

The Week Ahead…

Monday, September 4

Labor Day.  No trash or recycling pick up until the following day.  No parking enforcement.

Tuesday, September 5

  1. ANC6B Planning & Zoning Committee meets at 7:00pm at St. Coletta’s, 1901 Independence Avenue, SE.
    Among items on the agenda:

Public Space Application for Emergency Utility Work on Brown’s Court in the Capitol Hill Historic District.

Public Space Application for the installation of exterior lighting at Barrel, 613 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE in the Capitol Hill Historic District.

220 2nd Street, S.E., Lot Area Variance to add 13th apartment rental unit in basement of existing 12 unit apartment house.

602 E Street, S.E. Permit/construction of new building at rear of lot.

622 C Street, S.E. Concept/construct new rear two-story addition; Architect: Jennifer Fowler [02];

326 A Street, S.E., Concept/new three-story side & rear additions.

600 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E. Concept/installation of storefronts.

226 Kentucky Avenue, S.E. Updated plans for 3rd story addition to existing flat.

418-420 7th Street, S.E. Updated plans for proposed condo conversion.

400 D Street, S.E. Updated plans to construct 5 new townhouses.

523 8th Street, S.E. 3rd Story rooftop deck w/ Retractable Roof & Rear Addition.

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

Among items on the draft agenda:

NoMa Parks – Update from NoMa Parks Foundation concerning the status of NoMa parks projects.

D.C. Services & Neighborhood Issues – Discussion with Councilmember Charles Allen’s office regarding neighborhood issues and D.C. services, including responsiveness of city agencies to matters involving or impacting parks and public spaces.  Representative: Naomi Mitchell, Community Liaison, Office of Councilmember Charles Allen.

  1. CHRS Historic Preservation Committee meets at 6:3ppm, Kirby House, 420 10th street, SE.

Wednesday, September 6

  1. ANC6B Transportation Committee meets at 7:00pm in Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.

Among items on the agenda:

Update on Implementation of Changes to Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, traffic signals.

Update on Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Lighting Project.

Discussion on Resident Only Permit Parking.

Daytime School Parking Zone Amendment Act of 2017.

  1. ANC 6C Planning, Zoning, and Economic Development Committee meets at 6:30pm in Northeast Library, 7th and D Streets, NE.

Among items on the draft agenda:

626 Lexington Place, N.E. A special exception from the nonconforming structure requirements and a variance from the height requirements to construct a partial rooftop addition to an existing two-family flat.

10 3rd Street, N.E. Application for a special exception for an area variance from the minimum land area requirements to permit the conversion of an existing residential building existing prior to May 12, 1958 into an apartment house with three units and a roof deck in the RF-3 Zone.

434 4th Street, N.E. Application for permit approval for side and rooftop additions.

304-308 K Street, N.E. Application of 304, 306, 308 K Street NE, LLC, for special exceptions from the general penthouse regulations and from the penthouse setback requirements of for a variance from the minimum lot dimension requirements to subdivide two existing lots into three record lots and to construct three attached flats in the RF-1.

522½ K Street, N.E.  Application for a modification of significance to permit the addition of an accessory fast food establishment to an existing retail grocery store, expand the retail use to the basement, eliminate the restriction on operating hours, eliminate the cap on the number of employees, and eliminate the cap (currently zero) on customer seating in the RF-1 zone.

  1. Special meeting of the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) at 7:00pm in the North Hall of Eastern Market. There will be one agenda item , consideration of an Advisory Report to The Department of General Services regarding the blocks of 7th street that are located in the Eastern Market Special Use District.

Thursday, September 7

  1. ANC6B Alcohol Beverage Control Committee will meet at 7:00pm in Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.

Among items on the agenda:

507 K, LLC t/a SkillZone, 709 8th Street, S.E. New Retailer’s Class “D” Tavern License, Private Club w/ 70 seats, Total Occupancy of 174 person, “Members-Only” Social events for parents; Serve Beer & Wine Hours sought: Mon-Thur. 9:00am – 6:00pm; Fri & Sat. 9:00am – 7:30pm; Sun. 9:00am – 7:00pm.

Hanks on the Hill t/a Hanks Oyster Bar, 633 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Consideration of Withdrawing Standing Protest.

  1. Police Service Area (PSA) 107 public meeting, 7:00pm, Southeast Library, lower level.

 

  1. Friends of Southeast Library (FOSEL) meet at 5:30pm, Southeast Library, lower level.

 

  1. Hard Hats at Hine, Eastern Market Main Street fundraiser – will provide an “exclusive, insider look at the new development at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., with food tastings from local restaurants, building tours, beer and wine, retail and service displays from neighborhood businesses, a photo booth, etc., in celebration of “all the history this corner has seen over the last 200 years!” All-inclusive tickets available here: easternmarketmainstreet.org/hard-hats

Saturday, September 9

  1. Hill East Residents pitch in for a community litter cleanup. Meet at 9:00aminfront of the 7-Eleven on the corner of 15th and Independence Avenue, S.E.  Litter bags and sanitary gloves will be provided. 7-Eleven Corporation and store manager Gursharan Singh will serve complimentary coffee and donuts. Volunteers will fan out on the surrounding streets for about an hour to pick up street trash.

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