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SYMHM: TGIF Edition

by Borderstan.com January 28, 2011 at 5:00 am 0

14th Street NW Logan Circle District Condos Luis Gomez Photos

14th and Swann Streets NW: Demolition on the west side of 14th Street NW from S to Swann Streets suddenly happened over the last two days. The block will become District Condos, a residential-retail development. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From the Borderstan Team

Leaving 14th: BTI Dance Studio Moving to Connecticut Avenue

BTI Dance, which had been operating out of 1515 14th Street NW, is currently closed. They’re going to reopen at 1643 Connecticut Avenue NW (between Q and R Streets) on February 12. According to a BTI Dance press release, “This new building enables us to vacate space we have been leasing temporarily to accommodate major programming growth over the past six months. Most importantly, we can now coordinate our programs services under one roof…”

February 8: Meeting on West Dupont Liquor License Moratorium

There will be a public meeting on the West Dupont Moratorium on Tuesday, February 8 at 7 pm, Church of the Pilgrims at 2201 P Street NW. ANC2B is seeking public input on the moratorium, which is used to maintain a set level of bars and restaurants in mixed commercial and residential areas in West Dupont. The current moratorium expires March 23. Options include: allowing the current moratorium to expire, continue the current moratorium for another few years or make changes to the existing limits and extend for a few more years.

1905 Planning for Rooftop Deck in the Spring

While we’re maneuvering slushy snowing corners we can all find comfort in the Springy warm future. DCs list of rooftop/patio dining spots grows one venue stronger this Spring. Our friend, Tony Lucca of 1905, informs us he has plans to open a rooftop space this year for us all to enjoy. Let’s hope the permitting process goes smoothly.

14th and Florida NW: View 14 Building For Sale

The Washington Business Journal is reporting that View 14, a 185-unit luxury rental building, at 14th Street and Florida Avenue NW is for sale. The building was originally pitched as a condo building, but switched to rental before completion last year. The WBJ story says the building currently demands some of the highest rents in D.C. This building is three blocks from the U Street Metro station.

18th Street NW: The Cajun Experience Opens

In case you missed it… The Cajun Experience is now soft-open on 18th Street NW, just north of Dupont Circle in the space formerly inhabited by Inti. The new restaurant featuring traditional Cajun cuisine promises to offer at least ten kinds of po’boys, redfish delivered from the Gulf, Leidenheimer bread from New Orleans, a full lineup of Abita beers and other classic NOLA beverages like Hurricanes and Sazeracs. Urban Daddy posted pictures of their sunny yellow brick-lined dining room, decorated with LSU memorabilia and Tabasco bottles, and mentioned that happy hour runs daily from 11 am to 7 pm. Once they’re officially open, we can’t wait to try some crawfish mac & cheese.

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