by Tim Regan October 4, 2016 at 12:45 pm 1 Comment

District Taco’s location near Dupont Circle is getting a slight facelift.

The Mexican eatery at 1919 M St. NW closed on Saturday for some “quick renovations,” according to a tweet from the taco chain.

“We are just replacing our HVAC units with new units, exchanging some kitchen equipment and painting all around the restaurant,” said company founder and CEO Osiris Hoil. “Nothing major, the look of the restaurant will stay the same.”

The M Street location is slated to reopen with a new look on Oct. 18, the company said.

In the meantime, hungry locals looking for some District Taco on National Taco Day will have to make the trek to the eatery’s location near Metro Center at 1309 F St. NW.

by Jared Holt June 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0

The Keegan Theatre (1742 Church St NW) is almost ready to debut a new look after 10 months of renovations.

Starting this Saturday, patrons will enter the theater through a new glass and steel atrium, walk up the atrium’s bright staircase and take a seat in one of the new burnt orange chairs to watch the opening of famed Tennessee Williams play, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

Apart from the new atrium, the renovation also includes a new lighting grid, dressing rooms, bathrooms and a bar.

“It’s like seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Jeff Klein, media relations manager for Keegan Theater. “We had a lot of obstacles that we overcame. There’s still work to be done in the basement, which we call the artist space, but everything else is pretty much ready to go.”

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” runs until July 25. Click here to view the theater’s 2015-16 season.

by August 7, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,341 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]

"Ross School"

Ross Elementary School renovations are almost complete. (Luis Gomez Photos)

As summer winds down, signs reminding us that the kids will soon be back in school soon are everywhere (not just in those annoying Target commercials).

This year, the students (and faculty) at Ross Elementary School have more to look forward to than a new pair of jeans and some fresh notebooks. Over the summer, construction crews have been working hard to renovate the R Street NW public school.

Inside, old doorways were demolished, AC window units were removed and floors were ripped up and refinished. The school received new classroom ceiling grids, plumbing fixtures, water fountains and classroom sinks, and crews replaced data lines, electrical switchgear equipment, outlets and light fixtures throughout the building.

The exterior of the school also received some TLC with a new HVAC system (a total of seven outdoor units) and an upgraded conduit for cables.

Construction at Ross Elementary is expected to take roughly three more weeks, and Principal Searl and her staff are scheduled to move back into the facility the week of August 20.

So pack those backpacks, kids! And enjoy your new school!

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