The Week Ahead… & Tio Javier Morphs into Tortuga Caribbean Bar and Grill on Barracks Row

Tortuga Caribbean Bar & Grill opened last Wednesday on Barracks Row, supplanting Tio Javier, which in turn, replaced Pacifico Cantina. The latest concept for the restaurant presents a colorful sun-splashed Caribbean feel fostered by reggae, rum, cracked conch, and calypso wings – and roof-top palm trees, no less. Here’s a link to the menu:
Managing Partner Tom Johnson oversaw the re-branding – he also provides over-all management for the Hill Restaurant Group’s Hawk ‘n Dove, Ophelia’s Fish House, Orchid, Willie’s, Finn McCool’s, and Lola’s.

The Week Ahead… & Tio Javier Morphs into Tortuga Caribbean Bar & Grill on Barracks Row

by Larry Janezich

Monday, April 29

ANC6D Special Meeting, 7:00pm, 700 7th Street, SW, Town Square Towers Party Room.  A special meeting of ANC6D has been called to discuss the following items:

Modification of consequence for the PUD for Audi Field to allow  the applicant to use Parcel B adjacent to the stadium as temporary surface parking.

Protest of applications for renewals of ABC licenses for La Vie and various vessels operated by Entertainment Cruise Ships.

Community Meeting Introducing New Hine Development Eatery – EAT BRGZ at 7:00pm, 777 C Street, SE, Club Lounge (Hine Project Residential)

ANC6B is sponsoring a community meeting to acquaint residents with a new restaurant, featuring hamburgers and a summer garden, proposed for the currently vacant business location at the corner of 7th and C Streets, SE.   The meeting will provide an opportunity to identify any issues that may come  before the ANC’s Alcohol Beverage Committee.

Representatives of EAT BRGZ will present their restaurant concept and operation plans and answer questions from the community.

Tuesday, April 30

The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee will meet at 7:00pm in the North Hall, Eastern Market. 

Among items on the agenda:

Report on the Budget Hearing April 4th and update.

Finance Committee Report on Meeting held April 25th.

Rediscover Eastern Market celebration

Plans to date: Barry Margeson

Docent led tours: Monte Edwards

Lease update


300 block 7th street

Status of the Request for Proposals for the Market Study

Wednesday, April 26

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

Among items on the draft agenda:

520 Groff Court, NE – Zoning Adjustment application, special exception to permit construction of a two-story addition to an existing semi-detached, principal dwelling unit.

520 Groff Court, NE – Historic Preservation application for concept approval for a two-story addition to an existing semi-detached row dwelling.

1120 Abbey Place, NE – Zoning Adjustment application for special exception to construct a two-story, rear addition to an existing, attached principal dwelling unit.

111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW – Zoning Application for a modification of consequence, to an approved planned unit development previously modified. The proposed modification would revise the building footprint and ground-floor plan; add habitable penthouse space; and modify the exterior façade, including by adding balconies.

MPD First District Citizens Advisory Council meets at 7:00pm at Liberty Baptist Church, 527 Kentucky Avenue, SE. 


Resident safety concerns.

US Attorney Prosecution Report – Doug Klein US District Prosecutors Office.

US CSOSA Report with Michael Bonds (if available).

Crime Report lSectors I – II)I Commander Kane and team.

Community Outreach Report and Community Thoughts.

Thursday, April 25

Friends of Southeast Library meet at 5:30pm, Southeast Library, lower level. 

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