Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thally to participate in Nuite Blanche Art All Night Festivities

Newly opened Thally restaurant in DC’s Shaw neighborhood will be participating in this weekend’s Art All Night festivities. All details below. – Lisa
Thally Participates in Art All Night DC and Features New Works from Artist Matthew Hlubny

Hours Extended on Sat. 9/28 until 2am; Late Night Drink and Food Specials

WASHINGTON, DC – Sept 25, 2013: Bringing Modern American Cuisine to 9th St. NW in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC, Thally is proud to participate in this weekend’s Art All Night DC (, the second full scale overnight arts festival in Washington, DC based on Paris’ Nuit Blanche, presented by Shaw Main Streets ( The celebration occurs in 20 venues in the Shaw neighborhood along 7th and 9th St’s between K St and Florida Ave, and begins at 7:00pm on September 28th until 3:00am on Sunday September 29th

Thally will remain open until 2:00am, welcoming Art All Night attendees to come inside, view works from artist Matthew Hlubny, and enjoy some late-night appetizers and cocktails, which will be available as of 10:30pm. Chef Ron Tanaka will be preparing: Crab Roulettes, Carnitas Sope, Potato Croquettes and Warm Cabbage Soup.

Thally will feature new art works from local artist / designer Matthew Hlubny, who also created the interior design features of Thally.  Using tension between positive and negative space, Matthew Hlubny creates active mixed media abstractions that are suggestive of larger patterns. His compositions showcase a playful creative process of exploration. Layering and interrupting forms explore the tension of growth and decay and the combination of natural and mechanical processes.

“New Slang”, mixed media on canvas, 36"x36". An example of art on display at Thally for Art All Night DC by Matthew Hlubny

Thally serves Modern American Cuisine created by Chef and Co-Owner Ron Tanaka, along with a rotating list of wines and craft beers, custom cocktails, house-made sodas, and unique spirits in a 70 seat restaurant which includes a 14 seat bar.

Our logo and the custom wall graphics created by Matthew Hlubny for Thally’s dining rooms and bathrooms feature images of the antique stables, row-houses and carriage houses that are characteristic of the Blagden Alley-Naylor Court designated historic district in the Shaw neighborhood, contained between O and M Streets and 9th and 10th Streets. 

Thally is located in the newly thriving 9th St. Corridor in Shaw, immediately adjacent to Seasonal Pantry and A&D Neighborhood Bar, in the middle of the block between N and O Streets NW.

1316 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Twitter: @ThallyDC
Instagram: ThallyDC

Tuesday-ThursdaySunday:  5pm - 11pm (bar), 5:30pm - 10pm (kitchen)
Friday and Saturday:  5pm - 12am (bar), 5:30pm - 11pm (kitchen)
Closed Mondays
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For additional information or photos, contact:
Lisa Amore for Thally

Volunteer's needed for the Logan Circle Citizens Association Holiday House Tour

This year marks the 35th Annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour!  The Logan Circle Community Association is seeking volunteers to serve as hosts for this year’s House Tour on Sunday, December 8, 2013.  We need 100+ volunteers to staff the homes on the tour and the Wassail reception.
In-home hosts provide a presence for security and traffic control, and are provided with information about highlights of their assigned home to help respond to questions.  Reception volunteers assist at the center of the action at Studio Theatre, guiding traffic from the sidewalk up to the reception area, and helping with ticket sales.
This is a full, fun day!  While the tour itself is held from 1 to 5 p.m., the day begins in the morning with breakfast and a “pre-tour” so all volunteers have the opportunity to see the homes.  The reward comes after the tour concludes at 5, with details to come later.  Trust us, the day will end on a satisfying note!
This is LCCA’s only annual fundraiser, and we need your help to make it a success.
If you’re interested in volunteering for this year’s House Tour, please contact Kristin Thompson at

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

ANC 2F Community Development Committee Wed September 25 7PM

CDC Meeting Agenda for September 25, 2013

ANC 2F Community Development Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 7:00 PM
The Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle, NW
  1. Meeting Agenda
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. 1101 Rhode Island Ave, NW, BZA request for area variance and special exception
  4. 1628 11th Street, NW, BZA Case #18660, request for parking variance, side yard variance, area variance, and special exception for roof structure
  5. Open Forum
NOTICE:  This agenda provided by ANC 2F in advance of its public meetings contains matters that are expected to come before the Committee.  It is, however, subject to formal adoption by the Committee at the meeting, which may result in additions or deletions to the draft. Individuals who may have official business before the Committee or persons with interests in specific matters are advised to contact the Executive Director or a Commissioner in advance of the meeting. See for contact information.

Marriott Marquis Topping Out Celebration next Wed 25 Sept 10AM-12Noon

Community Neighbors,

                Please see that attached electronic invitation to the Marriott Marquis Construction Project Topping Out Celebration. The event will be held on Wednesday September 25th, 2013 from 10AM to roughly 12 Noon. Please forward this electronic invitation to all those that apply, and whom live nearby. We are expecting the following to be in attendance and to speak:

·         Daniel A. Nadeau, General Manager of the Marriott Marquis
·         Mayor Vincent Gray
·         Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans
·         Greg O’Dell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Events DC
·         Bill Marriott, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Marriott International
·         Others

Please join the celebration to hear the speakers, to witness a structural member of the glass skylight roof be “Topped Off”, and to partake in a quick tour of the Hotel. This is an official Block Party Event, and the event is set up to be observed/witnessed from L Street. Hensel Phelps would like to thank everyone in the neighborhood for your patience as we endure this celebration, and furthermore as we near the completion of the District’s largest Hotel! Hotel Opens May 1st, 2014!

James W. Harper III, LEED AP
Community Development Advisor
Construction Group
929 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202.717.8420 (O)


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

ANC Joint Education Forum Sat 21 Sept @ 10AM, @ 1226 Vermont Avenue

Joint ANC Education Forum, This Saturday at 10 a.m.

The Logan (ANC 2F), Dupont (ANC 2B), Foggy Bottom (ANC 2A) Education Network, along with the Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA) and the Dupont Circle Citizen Association (DCCA), are co-sponsoring a community education meeting on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. atLuther Place Memorial Church - 1226 Vermont Avenue, NW.

We are very excited to have Principal Tanya Roane & Associate Principal Sah Brown from Cardozo Education Campus along with Associate Principal Benjamin Williams from the School Without Walls at Francis Stevens to talk about our neighborhood middle schools.  There will also be a short presentation about the Logan Circle heritage curriculum.
There will be light breakfast fare and babysitters, so come join us on Saturday Morning!

Please encourage interested members of the community to join. Also, if you have specific questions you would like addressed, please email us at and, and we can pass those along ahead of time.
Hope to see you Saturday!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Blagden Alley Annual Picnic Saturday 28 September 3-8 PM

Notice is below - also please note we will have a DJ from 5-8, we expect a number of politicians and a mayoral candidates to stop by between 4-6PM.  Last - Saturday night is also the night for Nuite Blanche DC the art event in Shaw so stop by the picnic on the way to that.  Web page (facebook) 10 art venues between 7th and 9th Street with the largest being the newly restored wonderbread factory building at 7th and S Streets.

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This is an update of the happenings in the Blagden Alley Naylor Court Association area.  It is routinely sent twice a month.

Meeting/Picnic Notice

Save the Date — Saturday, September 28, 2013

Blagden Alley-Naylor Court Association Picnic

932 O Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

Hours: 3:00-8:00 PM

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers Provided

Bring a side dish to share

For more information contact Greg Melcher, President


Karen Keegan

ABRA Policy Committee this Thursday (note the American in Blagden Alley is added to the Agenda)

Please note that Xavier Cervera will be attending the ANC 2F Alcohol Policy Committee on Thursday Sept 19.  Washington Plaza Hotel meeting begins at 7PM.

Xavier will present his plans for the "American" restaurant in what is currently a Boxing Gym in Blagden Alley.  Please attend so that you may voice your support or concerns about this proposed restaurant.  The restaurant plans will include both inside and outside seating.  He is requesting a closing time of 11PM Sunday through Thursday and 1AM on Friday and Saturday for the outside dining area.  While the application states a desired closing of the inside restaurant at 2AM Sunday through Thursday and 3AM on Friday and Saturday, informally, Xavier indicates that he will close at 1AM Sunday through Thursday and 2AM on Friday and Saturday.  He proposes to play recorded music.  The objective of the meeting is to reach a settlement agreement on the hours of operation, use of music and any other issues that may be of concern to the community.

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ANC 2F serves Logan Circle, Thomas Circle, Old City, Blagden Alley, Franklin Square, and parts of Shaw and Downtown.

ANC 2F has been redistricted as of 2013. Click here to see the update map (PDF) orhere to see an interactive version to find your commissioner.
Alcohol Policy Committee Agenda for Sep. 19, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7:00 PM
The Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle, NW
  1. Meeting Agenda
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. 918 14th St, NW (Park Place), petition to terminate current Settlement Agreement
  4. 1333 14th street, NW (Glass House Coffee, LLC), ABRA #93244 application for class CT-02 license
  5. Open Forum

NOTICE:  This agenda provided by ANC 2F in advance of its public meetings contains matters that are expected to come before the Committee.  It is, however, subject to formal adoption by the Committee at the meeting, which may result in additions or deletions to the draft. Individuals who may have official business before the Committee or persons with interests in specific matters are advised to contact the Executive Director or a Commissioner in advance of the meeting. See for contact information.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

3 new restaurants Grand Openings on Friday 6 Sept

Courtesy Shaw Main Streets:

Mayor Gray to Cut Ribbons at Three New Restaurants in Less Than an Hour,
In Celebration of Shaw Neighborhood’s Restaurant Boom, September 6, 2013

On September 6, 2013, Shaw Main Streets will host Mayor Vincent C. Gray and other invited guests at a Triple Play of ribbon cuttings for new Shaw restaurants on a five block stretch of revitalized 9th Street, NW, between L and P Streets.  These three establishments are the vanguard of more than 20 new restaurants and bars that are slated to open in the next six months, with more on the way.

At 2:00 PM, the celebration of Shaw’s restaurant boom will begin at Baby Wale, 1124 9th Street, NW.  Chef/Owner Tom Power, whose Corduroy Restaurant is located next door, has developed this 150-seat casual concept in a dramatic skylit space, decorated with vintage Day Glo GoGo concert posters. And what is likely the longest bar in DC, topped in white marble. Power’s one word description of Baby Wale’s menu: “fun.” (www.babywaledc.comunder construction; 202- 202-450-3311).

At 2:15 PM, the action continues at Thally, 1316 9th Street, NW.  Chef/Co-Owner Ron Tanaka (ex-New Heights, Cork), General Manager/Co-Owner Sherman Outhuok (ex-Maple, Posto), and Co-Owner Paolo Sacco (Owner of Ristorante Tosca, Co-Owner of Posto) have teamed to create this 70-seat Modern American restaurant decorated with  colorful graphics celebrating adjacent Naylor Court’s historic stables. Tanaka refers to his menu as being “simple, fresh and flavorful.”  (www.Thallydc.com202-733-3849).

At 2:30 PM, the event will conclude at Mandalay, 1501 9th Street, NW. Chef/Co-Owner Aung Myint’s 125 seat Burmese restaurant is an offshoot of his family’s Silver Spring, MD Mandalay Restaurant & CafĂ©, but with a twist: he’ll only be offering a chef’s menu at dinner, including dishes not available at any other restaurant in the United States. (www.mandalaydc.comunder construction202-644-8806)