The Week Ahead…Some Photos & Baking for Ukraine

Sarah Yerkes heard the call of Bakers Against Racism for an emergency bake sale for Ukraine and responded by organizing friends, neighbors, and Brent school kids for a Sunday bake sale on the 400 block of 7th Street, SE.  She told CHC that she likes to bake and her great great grandparents came from Ukraine.  The 8 – 10 Brent Schoolers, including her two daughters, solicited customers by engaging passersby with signs.  Yerkes alerted the MOTH listserv.  At the end of the day on Sunday afternoon, the effort raised $1,819.00. 
Bakers Against Racism was founded as a social community, connecting bakers across the Globe to fight against racism in all its forms – a collective of people from all walks of life who bake to make the world a better place.  See here:  https://www.bakersagainstracism.com/

Washingtonian reports that Newland, chef Andrew Markett’s new venture in the space formerly occupied by Montmartre, will open near Eastern Market on Tuesday, March 8.  The restaurant, at 327 7th Street, SE, seats 42 plus five at a bar described as “intimate.”  Capitol Hill Corner reported earlier that the Beuchert’s restaurant team behind Newland will also open Fight Club later this spring in the space formerly occupied by Hank’s on the Hill at 633 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.   See Washingtonian, here:  https://bit.ly/3hJXL24

Bullfrog Bagels near Eastern Market will partner with A Presto! Italian Pop Up.  Stephanie Hulbert will bring her Italian pop up A Presto! to Bullfrog Bagels’ second floor at 317 7th Street, SE next Sunday, March 13, according to DCist.  In addition to sit down dining, the restaurant will offer takeout and delivery.  The restaurant will be open Thursday through Sunday, 5:00pm – 10:00pm.  See A Presto! website for the menu:  www.aprestoitalianfoods.com   See the DCist article here:  https://bit.ly/3pJo50J

Bond Vet will open a full service pet clinic in the 600 block on Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, in the space formerly occupied by Sizzling Express.  The clinic will offer urgent and preventive care, surgeries, dentals, and virtual visits.  Clinics are open 10:00am – 8:00pm, 365 days a year.  The company is based in New York and recently announced plans to open four clinics in DC.  See here:  https://bondvet.com/

It seems like a long time ago, but the National Guard was on hand just in case on last Tuesday afternoon, prior to President Biden’s State of the Union message.  The 8 foot fence around the Capitol Building had been erected the day before.  It was taken down the day after the speech.

ICYMI, Gandel’s the liquor store at 211 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, which seemingly had been there forever, closed in January according to the manager at bibija, next door.  Asked if he knew why, the manager said, “no customers.”

The Week Ahead….

By Larry Janezich

Posted March 6, 2022

The Week Ahead….

Tuesday, March 8

ANC6B will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

To join the meeting, go here:  https://bit.ly/3MmashP

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • Presentation:  Matthew Graves, US Attorney for the District of Columbia.
  • 1102 8th Street, SE.   Taco City DC.  Application for Substantial Change in Tavern Liquor License for Sidewalk Café. 
  • 119 6th Street, SE.   Zoning Adjustment Application.  Special Exception to construct a rear, two-story addition to an existing, detached, two-story principal dwelling unit.
  • 1307 South Carolina Avenue, SE.  Zoning Adjustment Application.  Special Exception to construct a rear deck addition to an attached, three-story principal dwelling unit. 
  • 344 14th Street, SE.  Zoning Adjustment Application.  Special Exception to construct third story and rear addition to an existing, attached, two-story principal dwelling unit.
  • 1500 D Street, SE.  Zoning Adjustment Application.  Special Exception to construct a second story, rear addition to an existing, semi-detached, two-story principal dwelling unit. 
  • 321 D Street, SE.  Historic Preservation Application.  Concept: Construct a rear three-story addition; add a partial third floor on the existing house and renovate the existing house. 
  • ANC6B Request to Mail Notice of Intent to File a Map Amendment to Rezone 1323 E Street, SE, from PDR-1 to RA-2.
  • Resolution on Reckless Driving in DC – Resident Member John Ten Hoeve.
  • Request to DDOT to Implement Resident Only Parking Near the Reopened Safeway.
  • Walk Without Worry Amendment Act (Bill 24-0566) – Commissioner Horn.
  • Safe Routes to School Expansion Amendment Act (Bill 24-0565) – Commissioner Horn.
  • Possible Renaming of Garfield Park to Garfield-Anacostia Park.
  • Letter to DC Council Regarding Neighborhood Concerns on Increased Carjackings – introduced by Commissioner Samolyk.
  • Letter Regarding Harris Teeter Lease – introduced by Commissioner Ryder.

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Wednesday, March 9

ANC6C will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

To join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6c.org/hot-topics/

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • Naming of NoMa park at Third and L Streets, NE.
  • 103 4th Street, NE.  Historic Preservation Application.  Concept approval to add a second story to an existing one-story rear addition. 
  • 634 East Capitol Street, NE.  Historic Preservation Application.  Concept approval to add a two-story addition and roof deck at rear. 
  • 931 5th Street, NE.  Zoning Adjustment Application.  Special exception relief to add a third-story rear addition and penthouse to an existing attached two-story dwelling. 
  • 7 New York Avenue, NE – Demolition to construct a 14-story residential building. 
  • Public hearing on B24-565, Safe Routes to School /Walk without Worry/Safer Intersections/Upgrading. 
  • Tactical Safety Projects legislation. 
  • Bus route changes on Eastern Market/L’Enfant Plaza Circulator. 
  • National Capitol Planning Commission – Streetscape design guidelines, National Mall. 
  • Curbside shifts on the 800 block of 3rd Street, NE.  Addition of commercial vehicle loading zone at Giant. 
  • Discussion of new and upgraded bicycle lanes. 

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Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization hosts virtual Middle School Principal Panel Discussion at 7:30pm. 

  • Principals Greg Dohmann (Jefferson Middle School Academy), Marlene Magrino (Eliot-Hine Middle School), Erik Fraser (Stuart-Hobson Middle School), and Kim Adutwum (Capitol Hill Montessori@Logan) will share their ideas on what makes a good middle school,  how their schools help all students reach their highest potential, what extracurricular activities they offer, and more.  Denise Forte, the interim CEO of the Education Trust, will be the moderator.

Register for the Middle School Principal Panel Discussion at https://bit.ly/W6PSPOMSPrincipals  

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Thursday, March 10

ANC6A will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

To join the meeting, go here: https://anc6a.org/community-calendar/

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentations

  • D.C. Sentencing Commission – Brittany Bunch, Outreach Specialist.
  • GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic – Daniel Jones.

Letters and Resolutions

  • Letter of support for stipulated liquor license for Taqueria Al Lado II, contingent on a Settlement Agreement being reached prior to the ANC’s consideration of the matter.
  • Resolution to officially name the alley in Square 1009, between C and D Street NE and 12th and 13th Streets, NE, “Overbeck Alley” in honor of Ruth Ann Overbeck, and send the resolution to Councilmember Charles Allen.
  • 1127 G Street, NE.  Letter in conditional support of the request for a special exception zoning relief to allow construction of a detached, two-story, garage with second story dwelling unit to an existing, attached, two-story principal dwelling. 

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  1. ET

    I have been passing Gandel’s two or three times a week since this summer and I don’t know that I ever saw it open. It was definitely open at some point because there were Mask signs but it seems to me they closed a long time ago and just made it official more recently.