The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from the Past Week

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle and his wife Eireann Dolan – who recently bought a house on Capitol Hill – helped draw a sold-out crowd to the Atlas Theatre on Monday evening, August 29, for a fund raising reception and art show titled “Art Drives Statehood.” Other sponsors of the event were Pie Shop owner Sandra Basanti, and Chris “Cardi” Clayton of CHRiS CARDi House of Design.  The event, organized by DC Vote and Art Enables, presented for sale art works on DC statehood by artists living with disabilities.  DC Vote is a national grass roots advocacy organization dedicated to self-government and full voting rights for DC. Photo: Hilary Russell.

The fundraiser sold every piece of art – here’s one of the offerings by artist Paul Lewis. Here’s a link to other pieces in the sho.    Photo: Hilary Russell.

Mason & Greens, the Barracks Row Sustainable Dry Goods|Grocer coming to the space formerly occupied by Baskin-Robbins at 8th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, looks closer to opening.  The company promises plastic free products tethically made and sustainably sourced and claims ownership of the title of DC’s largest vegan shop.  Products contain no toxic chemicals, synthetic fabric, palm oil or anything that can damage people or the planet.  They carry items for the home, kitchen, beauty, kids, and the outdoors, as well as food, snacks, and books.  This will be the company’s second store – there’s a Mason & Greene at 913 King Street in Alexandria.  Here’s a link to their website:

This past week, Jim Guckert and Joe Kondrot of Guerrilla Gardeners of Washington DC and Barracks Row Main Street Executive Director Brian Ready (also ANC commissioner 6B03) filled in for DDOT and filled in a pothole in the parking area under the SE Freeway behind Winston Park (8th & I SE).  The sizeable pothole has existed since the area was opened for public parking 15 years ago.  Photo:  Guerrilla Gardeners.  

Last Monday, DDOT’s Urban Forestry Division took down the broken Linden tree outside Southeast Library. Photo: Bob Gelman

Staff at the 7th and Pennsylvania Avenue CVS say it will be another month before the pharmacy reopens. The drug store was closed for much of August owing to water damage.
ICYMI – The Save Mott’s Market Group has signed a contract to purchase Mott’s Market at 233 12th Street, SE, for an undisclosed amount.  The signing took place about a week ago and it is not clear when the sale will go to closing.  A representative of the group said they hope to reopen the market in the first half of 2023.  For details, see Lincoln Park Newsletter here: Photo Hilary Russell

The Week Ahead…

by Larry Janezich

Posted September 5

The Week Ahead…

Tuesday, September 6

ANC6B Planning and Zoning Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • 1107 10th Street, SE. Historic Preservation Application. Concept: new construction in PDR-1 zone.  The PDR-1 zone is intended to permit moderate-density commercial and production, distribution and repair activities.   
  • 1247 E Street, SE. Zoning adjustment application.  Modification of Consequence: Extend hours to allow early weekend hours at a hair salon. 
  • 1333 M Street, SE. Zoning Application.  Technical Correction to Zoning Commission order.  Owners: Felice Development Group.
  • 1333 M Street, SE. Future Zoning Commission Modification of Significance to reduce retail space and increase residential parking from 174 parking spaces to 306. Owners: Felice Development Group. 
  • Letter to DCRA re 220 14th Street, SE concerning tree damage.

Community Safety Briefing by 1st MPD Advisory Council tomorrow from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.   

This community safety briefing and open dialogue is for residents and businesses in the 1st Police District.

To join by video:

To join by phone: Call 202-860-2110 (Tap 101M to join from a mobile device)

Access code: 2309 223 8198.


  • Commander Tasha Bryant and the 1D Team talk all things crime
  • Community Outreach efforts in 1D
  • Meet the newest members of the MPD team for Sectors I and III
  • Open Dialogue

Wednesday, September 7

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

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • DDOT’s Rule on Electric Vehicle curbside charging
  • Tyler/Brent Elementary “School Parking Zone” Applications – Discussion on DDOT Process

Thursday, September 8

ANC6B Alcoholic Beverage Control Committee

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • Rose’s at Home, 721 8th Street, SE. Renewal of Class “CR” License. 
  • The Roost, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. Renewal Class “CR” License. 
  • National Democratic Club, 30 Ivy Street, SE. Renewal of Class “C Club” License. 
  • Mendhelson Cases* Signed Settlement Agreement– Santa Rosa.

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

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:

Among items on the draft agenda: 


  • Public Safety Meeting: Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, Executive Assistant Chief of Police Ashan Benedict, First District (1D) Commander Tasha Bryant, Fifth District (5D) Commander Ralph McLean, and 1D Captain Tatjana Savoy, Inspector, PSA 104, 107 and 108.

Alcohol Beverage Licensing

  • Bronze DC, 1245 H Street, NE. Application for new restaurant liquor license. 
  • Conscious Café, 1314 H Street, NE. Motion to update the existing Settlement Agreement to reflect the current standard agreement for the ANC.
  • Chupacabra, 822 H Street, NE. Renewal of restaurant liquor license. 

Transportation and Public Space

  • Letter to DDOT requesting that the Traffic Safety Investigation Dashboard include the entire text of the submission, information about work orders, and planned timeline for resolution.
  • Letter to DDOT in support of the Low Impact Development proposals for the intersections of on West Virginia Avenue/8th Street/K Street and West Virginia Avenue/L Street/9th Street, with the provisions that DDOT retain the south crosswalk on West Virginia Avenue and 8th Street NE, or make the crosswalk at 8th and K Streets NE a raised crosswalk to slow traffic coming around the pocket park and onto West Virginia Avenue NE, and add trees to both new green spaces; and ANC 6A send a letter to DOEE requesting that the bio retention areas be regularly maintained and cleaned.

Friday, September 9

  • Friday Night Jazz at Eastern Market Metro Plaza from 5:00pm – 6:30pm features The Love Stations.

Saturday, September 10

  • The Great Zucchini performs his magic for preschool and kindergarten kids on Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00am. This is conjunction with the unveiling of “Found You” – Beth Nybeck’s public art installation at Eastern Market Metro Children’s Playground.  A competition to name each of the three aluminum bunnies which comprise the piece will be announced.   

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