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First Friday Tomorrow — Screening of Movie “City of Trees”

March 1, 2018

Tomorrow is the next First Friday on Georgia Avenue, from 6 pm – 9 pm. First Friday’s celebrate the small businesses in our neighborhood and allow neighbors to enjoy all they have to offer from food and drink specials to books, yoga, etc., fun and live music and art. For the list of participating businesses check here and look for the First Friday posters in store windows. Also, on Friday look for First Friday chalk marks in front of participating businesses.

This month, there are a few “special events” for Friday worth highlighting and a kid friendly activity all around the “theme” for Green Spaces including green spaces for dogs.

Green Spaces — “City of Trees” movie screening
Green spaces are an important part of our lives and DC neighborhoods and they contribute to our health and well being. DC documentary film makers Meridian Hill Pictures (meridianhillpictures.com) will showcase a story about green spaces,  community and the efforts of DC’s “Washington Parks and People” (washingtonparks.net) in their documentary “City of Trees” (cityoftreesfilm.com). Meridian Hill Pictures is making the film available for a free community screening during First Friday. Come to Colony Club (www.colonyclub.com) at 3118 Georgia Ave NW, the film will start at around 7:30pm. Washington Parks and People will join the community for the event.

An example of the wide range of use of our green spaces will be a an installation by Noa Heyne (https://www.noa-heyne.com/) at the Bruce Monroe Site as part of CulturalDC’s “SPACE4: Mobile Art Gallery”.  Take a sneak peak from 5-7 pm on Friday before its official opening on Saturday. Thanks to District Bridges for making that connection.

Kid Friendly Activity
For kids, Walls of Books is going with the dog and outdoor theme and are hosting the author of “The Adventures of Prada Enchilada” (www.adckid.comwww.facebook/theadventuresofpradaenchilada) with interactive storytelling that the kids will enjoy. (And Walls of Books has some “treats” for the parents as well in addition to the opportunity to stock up on some winter/spring reads)

With so much available on Friday night, there’s no need to stay home. Come out and have a great time!

Gee’s Market Renovating, Plans to Reopen Soon

January 23, 2018

Gee’s Market at Warder and Otis, NW.

Gee’s Market, at Warder Street and Otis Place, is currently undergoing renovations. I had a chance to stop by last week, briefly chat with the owner, and peak inside. It was largely empty and it looks like the space is being reconfigured. It was too early to tell what the final result will be so I’ll be checking in again soon.

I have received a few questions about the sign announcing “Coming Soon” and listing wine and beer. The “Coming Soon” refers to the renovations, not the wine and beer. Gee’s has had an ABRA license to sell beer and wine for many years, and during the last renewal process the ANC entered into a Settlement Agreement with Gee’s to address issues with the store that occurred in 2013 and earlier.

 

Checking Out Kraken Axes

January 16, 2018

Kraken Axes has opened in the former Murray’s at 3400 Georgia Avenue.

Over the weekend I had an opportunity to visit Kraken Axes, one of Park View’s newest business. Kraken Axes opened in mid-December 2017 and is centered on the the sport of axe throwing in which the competitor throws an axe at a target, attempting to hit the bulls eye as near as possible. Its kind of like darts, but with axes.

In stopping by, I was able to Kraken Axes’ Anna Valero, who gave me a great welcome and overview. Valero informed me that the sport of axe throwing comes from Canada, and they hope to be in the neighborhood for years to come.

The short video sums it up nicely.

Two more photos from the visit:

(Speaking with Anna Valero.)

Jewish-Inspired Deli Coming to Park View

January 5, 2018

According to the Washington Post earlier this week, the team behind Timber Pizza plans to open a Jewish-inspired deli next year in the former Mothership/Alfie’s space at Georgia Avenue and Lamont called Call Your Mother. The Washington Post article states: “The deli will specialize in bagels. Not Montreal bagels. Not New York bagels. But something of a hybrid.”

We should have a good sense of how quickly they’ll be opening just by watching construction progress, as the owners will need to renovate the building which currently has a commercial kitchen occupying much of the space.

This is very good news indeed for the start of 2018!

 

The History of Cannabis Museum Moving to Georgia Avenue

December 20, 2017

Based on the signs in the windows at 3626 Georgia Avenue, it looks like the History of Cannabis museum is moving from Park Road to Georgia Avenue. It opened on Park Road on April 20th of this year, and you can read more about it from a DCist article here.

According to some who toured the Park Road location, a tour through this cannabis-focused museum provides an education chronicling the industry of the plant from its inception to modern day. Museum exhibits change semi-annually and elaborate on the medical, legal, cultural, technological, historical information and events impacting the cannabis industry.

Chili Cookoff at DC Reynolds This Sunday!

December 12, 2017

DC Reynolds, Looking Glass Lounge, Kokeb Ethiopian, The Midlands, and Timber Pizza are all competing to be the best chili on Georgia Avenue at the Holiday Party/Chili Cook-off on December 17th … hosted at DC Reynolds.

See details below:

Drink the District Wine Festival is in Park View This Weekend and Next

December 6, 2017

 

The Drink the District Wine Festival (Holiday Edition), is billed as “the premier DC Wine Festival for food, friends, and fruits of the vine” — and this year it is in Park View at 3400 Georgia Avenue (the old Murray’s at Georgia and Morton Street).

Like wine? Drink the District invites you to savor crisp whites, rich reds, and flirty roses while noshing on perfectly paired bites from the vibrant local culinary community.

Check out their Website for dates, times, and to purchase tickets.

Owners of Colony Club to Open Pizza Place Next Door

November 30, 2017

Colony Club at 3118 Georgia Avenue, NW. The owners will be creating a pizza shop next door at 3120 Georgia.

Great news for Georgia Avenue and the growing number of small businesses that are located there, according to the Washington City Paper, Colony Club is expanding into the space next door at 3120 Georgia with plans to open a pizza shop.

Were sure to learn more details about this venture as it moves forward as the current plan is to serve a small selection of beer, wine, and a couple of cocktails that pair well with pizza — and the typical ABRA license process include the opportunity for public engagement.

 

 

Brief Update on La Morenita

November 29, 2017

Last week, La Morenita (at Georgia Avenue & Newton Place) was closed for 96-hours by MPD following a week with two violent incidents that occurred in connection to the restaurant. While the business has reopened, they will not be serving alcohol for the time being.

The Alcohol Beverage Control Board suspended La Morenita’s license as a result of the MPD temporary closing. An ABRA hearing is in the process of being scheduled, but no date has been set. There are a number of outcomes that could result from the ABRA hearing, from nothing to additional restrictions or conditions attached to the license and/or fines.

New Workout Studio, Sweat DC, Open on Georgia Avenue

November 21, 2017

At the beginning of October Sweat DC opened at 3232 Georgia Avenue. SWEAT DC is a 45 minute workout party designed to break down barriers and build a stronger you! Sessions include 35 people and take participants through a total body strength workout. The Website describes it as “Tone your muscle, burn through fat, sculpt your body, have a little fun, and find the new you all to the best beats, and a motivational coach!”

You can learn more about Sweat DC at their Facebook page as well.

 


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