District Condos at 14th & S
Chain-link fencing has gone up around the former Whitman-Walker site at 14th and S NW — which should be the next step toward demolition of the block on the west side of 14th from S north to Swann St (the Whtman-Walker building facade will be incorporated into the development). The District Condos project will have 125 residences and 18,000 square feet of ground floor retail. Developers have a target completion date of spring 2012. See 14th & S Project to Be Named “District Condos” for more details.
Thursday Benefit for Freedom to Marry
Partner Perfect is sponsoring a Freedom to Marry event tonight at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams store at 1526 14th St. NW. All proceeds benefit Freedom to Marry, which works for same-sex marriage rights.
DC Jewish Film Festival Opens Thursday
The Washington Jewish Community Center at 16th and Q NW kicks off their Jewish film festival tonight. It runs through Dec. 12, and tickets can be purchased in advance. Two films are already sold out, so move quickly!
How to Fix the Liquor License Process
Greater Greater Washington has some thoughts on how DC could better handle voluntary agreements and liquor licensing. Given the months-long process Hank’s Oyster Bar has gone through, it seems clear that the existing system is not working as efficiently or smoothly as it could. We’ll see if ABRA (and the DC Council) pays any heed.
Best Bars 2011 Voting at Washingtonian
It’s time to reward your favorite local watering hole by voting in Washingtonian‘s Best Bars contest. Personally, Bar Pilar’s Bloody Mary is up there in our book.
Speaking of Bars, DC9 Reopens Dec. 15
After a hearing today, ABRA came to an agreement with DC9 and the bar can open its doors on Dec. 15, Washington City Paper reports. Several security provisions are in place and another hearing will be on Jan. 19, when the coroner releases the autopsy report.