The Week Ahead … Update on Pacci’s & Some Photos from the Past Week

Update on Pacci’s Restaurant on Lincoln Park.  Last Tuesday night, ANC6B voted to support restaurateur Spiro Goldasis’ request for a stipulated alcohol beverage license allowing him to operate before his liquor license is formally approved.  He told the ANC that he hoped to open this coming week.  On Friday morning, however, he had pushed that back to “early January” pending receipt of his license to operate.   Pacci’s is at 106 13th Street, SE.  The building formerly housed the Park Café, Ninnella, and the Lincoln Park Kitchen and Wine Bar.  Goldasis has another Pacci’s Trattoria in Silver Spring, Maryland.  You can check out that menu here:

Here’s a shot of how the interior is shaping up.

Meanwhile, over at 1430 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Olga & Manny’s Pizza is making progress on their build out but they don’t look close to opening any time soon.

ANC6B.  Last Tuesday night, ANC6B held it’s final meeting with many expressions of mutual appreciation exchanged among commissioners.  One of the main recipients was outgoing Commissioner Kirsten Oldenburg who is retiring after 15 years of service as an ANC commissioner.  The commission awarded its Distinguished Public Servant Award to Naomi Mitchell, who recently retired from the staff of CM Charles Allen and whose work as community liaison touched numerous lives in Ward 6 over the past 16 years.  The commission also received a briefing on the development of Res 13 11/Bundle II – which will be detailed in an upcoming post on Capitol Hill Corner.  The commission will see a major turnover in January with the retirement or redistricting of Oldenburg, Samolyk, Ready, Holtzman, Holman, Horn, Krepp, and Wright. 

ANC6C.  Wednesday night saw a brief last meeting of the current commissioner.  Three commissioners are retiring including the long serving chair Karen Wirt who has a 24 year record of serving as a 6C commissioner.  Expressions of gratitude went to her as well as Commissioners Healey and Courtney who are also retiring. 

ANC6D.  Like the other ANC meetings this month, this one was heavy on the sentiment and plaudits, especially for retiring Commissioner Litsky – who like Commissioner Wirt in 6C marked the end of 24 years of service on the ANC.  Also leaving 6B either through retirement or redistricting:  Commissioners Daniels, Weiss, and Lightman.    

 In some substantive ANC6D business regarding the BZA Application for 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW, (The Portals) the developer, Lowe Enterprises, floated a compromise regarding a dispute over affordable housing.  ANC6D is pushing for more affordable housing in a 450 unit luxury condo conversion of the commercial building which – because of zoning – has no requirement that affordable housing be provided.  The developer initially offered two units in recognition of the need for housing in the city.  After a lot of back and forth the developer proposed using the $2 million cost of the proposed two units in The Portals for affordable housing in another development to provide “9 or 10” affordable housing units that would benefit more than just two families.  The ANC lent conditional approval to the idea and to continue to negotiate while preserving the two units currently on the table. 

The Week Ahead … Update on Pacci’s & Some Photos from the Past Week

by Larry Janezich

Posted December 18, 2022

The Week Ahead…

Monday, December 19

ANC6A Transportation & Public Space Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

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

Among items on the agenda: 

  • 9th/K Streets, NE, pedestrian fatality. The DDOT Vision Zero team will discuss the fatal car crash that killed a pedestrian in November 2022 and actions to prevent additional fatalities.
  • 1300 block of North Carolina Avenue, NE, project (traffic calming/protected bike lanes). Will Handsfield from DDOT will discuss final design.

Tuesday, December 20

ANC6B Executive Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm to set the agenda for the January meeting of the full ANC6B.

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

Neighbors for Justice invites residents to send virtual letters to our neighbors in the DC Jail.  Tuesday in the deadline.  The website makes it easy to download a form with guidelines on what to write about.  

  • Help let the 1,500 men and women in the jail know that we are thinking of them this holiday season and help provide some encouragement during what has been a very difficult year with lockdowns, mistreatment, and inhumane conditions at the jail.
  • Neighbors for Justice was founded in August 2020 by neighbors who live a few blocks from the DC Jail and wanted to do more to support our neighbors at the jail during COVID and beyond.

Go here:

Wednesday, December 21

CANCELLED.      ANC6A Economic Development & Zoning Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm. 



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