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Bravo Lounge Coming to 2917 Georgia Avenue

May 3, 2013
2917 Georgia Avenue is in the process of becoming Bravo Lounge.

2917 Georgia Avenue is in the process of becoming Bravo Lounge.

According to an ABRA Notice of Public Hearing that I received earlier this week — and that will be posted on the building today — the former Enterprise Theater and Jazz Lounge is in the planning process to be a new tavern called Bravo Lounge. The  current owner of the building — located at 2917 Georgia and the former location of Henry R. Peters Professional Pharmacy — has been attempting to find a way to make a go of it since he first proposed to operate a liquor store there that met with stiff community opposition in June 2011.

I had the opportunity to speak with the owner, Michael Ressom, several weeks ago, and the business he described sounds like a good fit for the area. It is definitely in keeping with other nearby businesses.

According to the ABRA notice and my discussion with Resson, the tavern will serve food along the lines of finger foods. There will be a seating capacity for 38 inside the building and a summer garden along Hobart Place that seats 20. The area for the summer garden already has a new, level patio in place. They also appear to be in the process of applying for an entertainment endorsement.

The proposed hours of operation are:

  • Sunday through Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m.

Hours for the summer garden:

  • Sunday through Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.
A new concrete patio space has already been poured along Hobart in preparation of the future summer garden.

A new concrete patio space has already been poured along Hobart Place in preparation of the future summer garden.

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DC Reynolds Coming to Georgia Avenue

June 1, 2011

The old Huron Pharmacy, soon to be DC Reynolds

I first heard about the possibility of a new food & drink option coming to the old Huron Pharmacy at 3628 Georgia Avenue, NW, at the January 12, 2011, ANC 1A meeting when Jeremy Gifford approached me to introduce himself and the project. Now, after months of hearing drips, drabs, and  scuttlebutt, its official. Gifford has been moving ahead with his project and intends to open a tavern with food and beverage service under the name of DC Reynolds.

While I expect to learn more during Gifford’s presentation on the project before the June 8 ANC 1A meeting, according to the ABRA Notice of Public Hearing that I received, the following details are already public.

The tavern plans to have entertainment inside the premises and a summer garden that will include low volume musical performances by two or three piece acoustic bands and DJ’s. The inside will have a seating capacity of 65. The summer garden will have an estimated seating for 120 patrons.

And what does DC Reynolds mean?, well New Columbia Heights got the scoop on that and posted Gifford’s explanation of the genesis of the concept.

All in all, it sounds like a good addition to the area. You can also get a sense on some of the work going on at 3628 (not to mention learn how to build stairs) by watching the video below. There are also more photos and information on their facebook page.

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