Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Residents of Glover Park and Burleith are debating whether the Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project succeeded.
Whether or not the new lane configuration on Wisconsin Avenue is working depends on how you define "working." Rick Gersten has lived in or near Glover Park since 1984. "It’s the first time I’ve been this irritated in 30 years," he told Patch. Gersten recently posted a note on a local listserv asking if there were enough other people like him who who might want to "speak with one voice in opposition to this new traffic pattern" on Wisconsin Avenue. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Georgetown Patch by signing up for newsletters here. The $5 million Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project, which is substantially completed, reduced the number of lanes for traffic from three to two during peak hours and from two to one during non-…
Monday, February 4, 2013
The American-Italian restaurant takes over the Kavanagh's Pizza Pub space.
Friday, February 1, 2013
The restaurant takes over the space being vacated by Kavanagh's Pizza Pub.
Arcuri, a casual Italian-American restaurant, will fill the space that was Kavanagh's Pizza Pub at 2400 Wisconsin Ave. NW and hopes to open in April. Kavanagh's closed Jan. 31 and Arcuri started its lease Feb. 1. The new restaurant will feature a menu of wood fired brick oven pizzas, antipasti, pasta and seasonal dishes, according to a press release. The concept comes from We are 4 partners, LLC., made up of, you guessed it, four local guys partnering to start their own business. The restaurant's namesake is Rosario Antonio Arcuri, the Italian-born greatgrandfather of Vice Managing Partner Bryce Gerlach, according to the press release. Here's more on the partners behind the new restaurant: "Adam Hiltebeitel was born at Sibley Hospital and…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Fifth grade students had lesson outside their Glover Park classroom at the Global Peacebuilding Center.
A fifth grade class from Glover Park's Stoddert Elementary recently visited the Global Peacebuilding Center at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) to learn about what they can do to create a more peaceful future in their communities and the world. The visit was featured on the USIP website. Stoddert teacher—and Patch blogger—Steve Dingledine helped several students create the Peacebuilders group. Dingledine said he wanted to demonstrate to students that peace requires work. "Conflict is a part of the world, like it or not, and it takes skilled action to make sure it doesn't cause too many problems or worse, violence. The students are about to go into situations in middle and high school that will require skilled action," Dingledine told …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
With funding in hand, a new mixed use project can move forward with construction starting in July.
Chesapeake Realty Partners and Altus Realty will build 82 new residential units on the surface parking lot behind ACE Hardware and Washington Sports Club at 2251 Wisconsin Ave, NW. The project will begin with minor exterior renovations to the existing retail building in July. Josh Fidler, the COO of Chesapeake Realty Partners (CRP), told Patch the retail tenants will be able to remain open during construction, calling the renovation "minor." During construction the developers will provide alternate parking arrangements for the existing retail tenants. "The big job is coordinating and constructing 82 apartments on the existing parking lot," Fidler said. Interested in getting Georgetown Patch directly into your inbox each morning? Learn more…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Stoddert Elementary's annual fundraising event needs volunteers.
Glover Park's Stoddert Elementary School needs volunteers to help make the annual Big Chili event April 27 a success. Stoddert needs a wide range of assistance — whether you are willing to canvass for silent auction items or roll up your sleeves to set up tables and chairs at the actual event. Since the 1980s the Stoddert community has been hosting the Big Chili event to raise funds for a variety of needs at the school. In past years funds have gone to extra supplies for teachers and new resources for the library, among other uses. In its origin the Bid Chili was just a potluck of families on the playground. These days the event has taken place at such notable venues as the Russian and French embassies. The 2013 Big Chili will be at the …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
After closing for a renovation, the dog park is unofficially open once again.
The Guy Mason dog park, which closed in October for renovations, quietly re-opened some time in the last few weeks. Dogs and owners have been enjoying the upgrade thanks to D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the Dogs of Guy Mason Alliance (DOGMA). According to an email sent to the DOGMA group: "There is more seating, new mulch, a taller fence. There are still a few kinks to work out, but it's a great space for your pup to get some exercise and socialize." Earlier this year, users of the 6,400-square-foot ad hoc dog park at Guy Mason Recreation Center organized as the Dogs of Guy Mason Alliance (DOGMA) to formally register the dog park. DPR approved the application. According to the DOGMA email, Friendship Hospital for …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Glover Park ANC wants community input on the proposed rooftop deck for the Wisconsin Avenue sports bar.
Glover Park's Mason Inn has proposed adding a rooftop deck with a bar and the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC3B) wants public input on whether it should support the proposal. The new space would accommodate 48 people, the bar and several small tables. The Mason Inn, a sports bar located at 2408 Wisconsin Ave. NW, opened in Glover Park in 2011. The rooftop space was designed by Studio 3877 Architecture, the team behind the new Matchbox Restaurant on 14th Street NW. The proposed hours for the rooftop bar are the same as those for the existing inside bar: Several residences border the rear of the Mason Inn and, according to the ANC, the was a noise complaint filed by a neighbor in April. The Mason Inn is contesting that noise violation…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Fire officials continue to check for hot spots as of 11:20 a.m. Wednesday.
D.C. Fire and emergency responders put out a fire Wednesday morning at 2300 41st St. in Glover Park. Fire Chief Brian Lee said the department arrived on scene at about 10:40 a.m. The fire originated in the basement. No residents were harmed, Lee said. Emergency responders remain on scene, as of 11:20 a.m., checking for fire extension and other hot spots. The department is not ready to make a determination on what sparked the fire, Lee said.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The District Department of Transportation's (DDOT) Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project nears completion.
The Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project, love it or hate it, is "substantially complete," according to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). "The $5 million construction project was initiated this past April and has brought key transportation safety and pedestrian friendly enhancements to the Wisconsin Avenue corridor between 34th Street and Massachusetts Avenue in northwest Washington," according to a press release. The changes, which include widening sidewalks, creating a center median and reducing the number of traffic lanes on Wisconsin Avenue, have been the source of consternation on the Glover Park listserv and at several community meetings. Part of the changes include lane reductions, which many residents fear will send…