Saturday, November 8, 2014

Lost and Found is now open

1240 9th or enter from Blagden Alley.  Tonight is the grand opening.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Lost and Found hopes to open any day (1240 9th Street) article below from the City Paper

Young and Hungry

Barter Bar Stools for Beers at New Shaw Pub Lost & Found

Pretty much everything at Shaw bar Lost & Found is literally lost and found. Rusty license plates, a random collection of vinyl, old street signs, and forgotten black and white photos have all been recycled to help decorate the place. "It was either going to be Lost & Found or Bulk Trash," says co-owner Geoff Dawson, who also operates Buffalo Billiards, Iron Horse TaproomNanny O'Brien's, and other bars.
But Dawson and co-owner Brian Leonard don't just want their junk; they want your junk. So when the bar opens later this week (if final inspections go as planned), patrons will be able to bring in things like bar stools, yard sticks, records, or old class photos from Woodrow Wilson High School (Dawson's alma mater) and trade them for free drink tickets.
"We're going to have sort of a call to action board," Dawson says. "We're going to look for things as we decide we need them and put it up on the board. And if you're sitting here and you go, 'I've got one of those,' bring it in and trade, and we'll have an established price for it."
The bar has a whole set of brand new bar stools right now, but eventually, Dawson would like to move them to another bar and completely replace them with bartered seats. "We'd like to have a night where we have a guy like the Antiques Roadshow guy be like, 'Your bar stool is worth seven drink tickets!'" he says. "And then you can come in and say, 'That's my seat.'"
Lost & Found also plans to have an "analog blog"—a typewriter and a bulletin board. Dawson has amassed nearly a dozen ancient typing machines and plans to leave a couple of them out for bargoers to use. "You come in and type your blog post, and we'll put it up on the board," Dawson says. "Like all blogs, it will just get covered up with other blog posts." Another idea: Dawson would like to leave out stationery and put up a sign that says "write a letter to your mom."
The drink menu will include 24 beers (at least half of them local), six classic cocktails, and a limited wine selection. Hungry? The bar will have an "extensive snack collection" plus pre-made sandwiches, hummus, and veggie platters brought in from Carving Room. Guests can also bring their own food. (Sundevich is just around the corner!)
Happy hour will go Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. with $2 off beer and wine. There will also be a "bring your own vinyl" happy hour so patrons can play their own music. And if you're lucky, you might be able to trade your collection for beers at the end of the night.

11th and M Project

Here is a little more from the Washington Business Journal/Urban Turf
I spoke to the developer a few weeks ago who was hoping to get started in November but was still waiting on some DC Government Building permit
Here is the WBJ Link from Urban Turf with a picture of the approved building design - note the corner laundry building in not included in the project:
Community Three Development’s 71-unit condo project planned for the northeast corner of 11th and M Street NW (map) will start construction soon, according to the Washington Business Journal’s Michael Neibauer. Community Three aims to deliver in early 2016.
UrbanTurf first reported on the large residential project in February 2013, and it was approved by the Historic Preservation Review Board a few months after that. The development will have underground parking as well as a retail component on the ground level.
Community Three will be developing their project on the parking lot to the north and east of the laundromat at the address, wrapping around the existing building.
Architect Torti Gallas created a design of two distinct buildings: a six-story structure fronting 11th Street NW, and a nine-story building fronting M Street NW. The 71 units will be distributed throughout the project, which will feel like one building on the interior. The design was inspired by the rowhouses and classical apartment buildings that fill the neighborhood.

ABRA actually revokes a liquor license

This was a bar in Adams Morgan.  The link below will take you to the PDF of the Board Order that revokes a liquor license.  You can see it takes quite a bit to lose your license but at least we can see in one guess a bad owner gets what they deserve.