New Eastern Market Retail. A new family-owned Kashmir Boutiques is coming to 700 Penn starting July 1, 2021. Previously at Union Station, Kashmir Boutiques has a nearly 30-year history of bringing fine, hand-embroidered garments from the Kashmir Valley and designer pieces to the Capitol Hill community. The store is at 760 C Street, SE, between the two buildings which comprise 700 Pennsylvania Avenue. Kashmir Boutiques will feature styles from a variety of designers including Luna Luz, Petit Pois, and Beau Jours among others. Store hours will be Monday through Saturday 1am to 7pm and Sunday 12pm to 6pm.
Application for Liquor License at 11 th & K Street SE likely headed for a protest hearing. ANC6B Commissioner Kirsten Oldenburg hosted an on-line community meeting last Monday to provide an opportunity for residents near 1100 K Street, SE, to hear from the applicant for a liquor license for a retail liquor store for the corner of 11 th and K Streets, across from Gingko Gardens. Applicant Dinesh Madaan says his intent is to operate an upscale shop selling wine and high end liquor. More than two dozen neighbors joined the meeting; all opposed the license, pointing to issues on the block including violence, drugs, and loitering. A petition against the license is being circulated. The application is due to come up before the ANC6B ABC Committee meeting on July 8 and before the full ANC on July 12. It’s hard to imagine the ANC not protesting this license.
C Street NE Implementation Project. Council Member Charles Allen joined ANC6A’s Transportation and Public Space Committee meeting last Monday night to give an update on the long-awaited C Street NE Implementation Project. Allen cited massive problems with traffic on the corridor, including lost lives. He said residents are at risk and it has to change and pledged to work with DDOT to make sure the project stays on track . Construction is scheduled to begin shortly and will extend through September of 2022. For more information on what to expect, go here: https://www.cstne.com
Library of Congress will re-open to visitors and Movies on the Lawn resumes. The Library of Congress will reopen for visitors on Thursday, July 8. Visitors must reserve timed-entry passes. Visitors with passes will be able to to view the Great Hall, the Gutenberg Bible, the Abel Buell 1784 U.S. map and the overlook into the Main Reading Room. The Library Shop will be open to timed-entry visitors beginning July 8. Also, every Thursday, beginning July 8, the Library will resume its Movies on the Lawn Series, starting with “The Princess Bride.” Here’s a link to the Library’s public events where you can track coming attractions: https://www.loc.gov/events
Eastern Market Stakeholders to Meet with CM Allen on Concerns. The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee met on Wednesday night and heard Treasurer Chuck Burger announce that CM Charles Allen will join a group of stakeholders for a breakfast meeting on July 1 to hear concerns being voiced by EMCAC and Eastern Market/Barracks Row businesses. The stakeholders include Eastern Market management, representatives from EMCAC, Eastern Market vendors, Eastern Market Mainstreet, Barracks Row Mainstreet, and abutting ANC single member districts. Issues on the agenda include traffic, noise abatement, Metro Plaza, use of public space, Eastern Market area definition, law and regulation enforcement by MPD, public use of drugs, shoplifting,, and public services and assistance for our street population. Burger said the goal is to understand the issues and establish a procedure for moving forward to address them’
On Sunday, July Fourth, the annual Fourth of July parade returns to Barracks Row, having taken a year off owing to the pandemic.
The Week Ahead…Highlights…Some Photos from the Week Past
by Larry Janezich
Posted June 27, 2021
Monday – Metro DC DSA and the MPD Coalition Metro DC appear before ANC6A Community Outreach Committee.
Sunday – The annual July 4 th Parade returns to Barracks Row.
The Week Ahead:
MONDAY, JUNE 27
ANC6A Community Outreach Committee holds a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.
For info on how to join the meeting, go here:
Among items on the draft agenda:
Presentation: Daniel Rico, Director of Development and External Relations, Development and Communications Department t, Sasha Bruce
Presentation: Patricia Thomson, Representative, Capitol Hill Village
Presentation: Naikẻ Savain, Policy Counsel, DC Justice Lab
Benjamin Merrick and Abel Amene, Organizers, Metro DC DSA and Defund MPD Coalition Metro DC,
TUESDAY, JUNE 29
ANC6B Executive Committee holds a virtual at 7:00pm.
For info on how to join the meeting, go here:
To set the agenda for the July meeting of the ANC.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30
Final DGS briefing of Eastern Market Metro Plaza Advisory Taskforce in a virtual meeting at 1:30pm. (Postponed from last week.)
To access the meeting, go here:
THURSDAY, JULY 1
CM Charles Allen meets with community stakeholders regarding concerns about issues affecting businesses and the quality of life at Eastern Market and nearby commercial corridors. Time and place have not been announced.
SUNDAY, JULY 4
The annual Fourth of July Parade returns to Barracks Row at 10:00am.