Georgia Avenue

PoP posts on Georgia Avenue Development. GA Ave I think is on its way up. The redistricting committee is thinking about creating a new ANC for GA Ave which could really promote the area. http://www.princeofpetworth.com/2011/08/dear-popville-protesting-the-de-funding-of-georgia-ave-great-streets/

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NoMa – to the future and beyond…

For those have been watching, the area between New York and Massachusetts Avenues has experienced a quiet explosion. If you have been to City Vista and the Safeway, Taylors and future Vida location there you’ll see that the area is growing. They have been lone outposts in a field of empty lots but the end (?) of the recession is causing the area to boom. DC Mud and UrbanTurf both have articles on new buildings in the area. Several other developers have bought up the lots and have plans to continue building. Keep an eye on this area….

Another good sign: 24 hours Safeway: http://www.princeofpetworth.com/2011/08/city-vista-safeway-to-stay-open-24-hours/

Selling Pot in the hood….

It’s finally happening.

One of the medicinal marijuana distributors has gotten permission to open on North Capitol Street. I am sure the number of neighborhood glaucoma sufferers will skyrocket shortly thereafter…My Doctor has said he is already getting dozens of patient requests for prescriptions.

If you have talked to anyone in a city where pot has been made legal, these stores are opening on every block. I met a couple from Denver earlier this summer who said it was getting ubiquitous. DC is trying to keep a lid on it though: Licenses are expensive, corporations needs to be approved by the city and only 1 distribution center is allow in each Ward and only 5 (?) growing locations. They say it’s to keep the profits down but we’ll see what happens once people start using…

Updates

Ok I’m a little hungover from Hurricane parties this weekend and definitely sore from sitting on the couch all weekend. (I think I’m getting bedsores????) Many thanks to Petey and Ronnie’s Dads for hosting the gathering on Saturday night. That’s why my post is a bit late today. Here is what I have been able to find on the web:

U Street Neighborhood Association has rescheduled their outdoor movie for tomorrow! Come join us for National Treasure 2 bring a picnic and enjoy what should be a nice evening.

PoP is looking for reviews of Bella across from the 930 Club. Has anyone ever eaten there? I’ve seen drinkers but never anyone eating there.

PoP also reports that this former Horses Ass award winner may finally be finishing. It’s a house I’ve been following for 7 years now. It was a great space before and the owner took down ALL the bricks when remaking it. With the windows and renovated garage out back I think it’s a beautiful property. I look forward to them finishing it finally. I had heard he had some problems with permiting.

A note of warning for restauranteurs: Don’t piss off ABRA. As I heard it, Shaw Tavern (via DCist) hosted a benefit for a charity and gave away alcohol without applying for the temporary one day permit. ABRA was so upset, they have now held up their regular license. Bummer for them. I hope they figure it out soon because I’ve heard good things.