Monday, February 29, 2016

March 12 Marathon Road Closures Starts at 7:30 AM (check the course map below)

Rock 'n' Roll DC Road Closure Reminder

Dear ANC Commissioners,
This is a reminder that the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Marathon & Half Marathon is coming up on Saturday, March 12. Please post this information on your community list servs.
The course passes through several Advisory Neighborhood Commissions between the start line on Constitution Avenue NW at 14th Street NW and the finish line at RFK Stadium. Informational door hangers were distributed to residents, businesses and organizations along the route last week.
Please visit our website to view an interactive course map and download PDF versions of the course maproad closure timesno parking zones, meter/bump cross routes, and alternate directions.
As leaders in your community, we want to share key phone numbers for you to call if you experience any race-related issues on race day:

District of Columbia: 202.727.1000
Metropolitan Police Department: 202.727.9099
Rock ‘n’ Roll  DC Organizers: 844.411.4674

Some of your constituents will be running in the race and we hope that others will get involved with volunteer activities at the start/finish or along the course on race day. Thank you for your support of this exciting event.
Community Relations Department
Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Marathon & ½
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Location of new Commercial businesses in the Convention Center

Before that let me note we have another new restaurant coming to the neighborhood:

1230 DC is a unique French/American Nouveau Restaurant & Lounge. OPENING SPRING 2016. Located at 1230 9th Street NW 
Washington, DC ·

 Now for the Convention Center, already open are Sbarro at 1104 7th Street and Kanvas DC (a gift shop inside the Center)

Here are the new commercial businesses and their location around the exterior of the Center

·         Unconventional Diner, a locally owned and operated high-end diner concept and brainchild of multiple DC residents/business owners.
o   Address: 1207-1219 9th Street NW
·         Union Kitchen Grocery, a locally inspired corner market that will be expanding the brand’s footprint from their existing location in the Capital Hill neighborhood to include the Shaw neighborhood. 
o   Address: 1249-1251 9th Street NW
·         Smoked & Stacked, a fast-casual sandwich shop that will showcase in-house brined and smoked pastrami developed by Top Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley. 
o   Address: 1239 9th Street NW
·         Morris, a craft cocktail bar, featuring notable DC-based chef and restauranteur, Spike Mendelsohn along with Vinoda Basnayake.  This cocktail bar will be an expansion from their Sheppard concept which had its original location in Dupont Circle.
o   Address: 1020 7th Street NW
·         Urban Athletic Club and Bodycore Lab, a motivating and inspiring fitness marketplace and health diagnostic center. Urban Athletic Club is expanding upon its existing locations in both Georgetown and Glover Park to now include the Shaw neighborhood. 
o   Urban Athletic Club Address: 802-804 N Street NW
o   Bodycore Lab Address: 760 N Street NW
·         Barbershop Concept that will relocate their existing location in the Shaw neighborhood to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
o   Address: 750 N Street NW

Thanks to Theresa Dubois for this information.