National Cherry Blossom Festival Heads into Its Last Week
The District has welcomed the arrival of spring with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a three-week long citywide series of events showcasing the gift of more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees from Japan. “We welcome spring with over 25 days of events that are mostly free and open to the public,” said Danielle Davis, festival spokeswoman.
Plans for New DC Zoning Regs Worry Residents
The District’s Office of Planning is teetering on a thin line between making the city appealing to newcomers and retaining families that have resided in the city’s neighborhoods for decades. In the process of revising the city’s zoning regulations, the Office of Planning proposed a number of drastic changes, including a plan that would allow the creation of corner stores in row house neighborhoods as a matter-of-right.
Nurish Food + Drink Latest Eatery to Open in Anacostia
French cuisine inspired café NURISH Food + Drink has come to Historic Anacostia not only to nourish the body, but also to revitalize and revamp the image of Historic Anacostia. NURISH Food + Drink is in the Anacostia Arts Center, which also houses art galleries, boutiques, a yoga studio, a cooperative working space and much more.
Ward 6 Dems to Choose Local or National Experience in Council Race
The Democratic Primary battle for Ward 6 council member has come down to whether voters in the ward prefer a candidate whose experience in politics and government is largely local or national. Charles Allen brings the local flavor to the race. He says he has worked more than a decade on D.
D.C. Archaeologist Shares Findings with Library Patrons
The Georgetown Neighborhood Library’s Peabody Room is known for housing some of its community’s historic information. Now, the room has included a new aspect to its collection—archaeology not related just to Georgetown, but to the entire city. Ruth Trocolli, a D.
Founder of Carolina Kitchen Branches out to Burgers
DC-based restaurateur Lance London, owner of the southern food Carolina Kitchen eateries, will open his latest venture, TKO Burger this month next door to his Carolina Kitchen at Rhode Island Row in Northeast Washington. “Hopefully the snow won’t set us back,” said London who has been planning to launch the restaurant’s opening for several months only to be delayed by legal hassles and the D.
Need A Ride? Get A Lyft
If you have yet to see vehicles with huge pink mustaches driving throughout your neighborhood, you can expect to see it soon. That bright pink, furry mustache stuck to the front of dozens of cars is the signature of Lyft, a car pickup service run solely from your Apple and Android devices.
Lowe's Store Planned for Fort Lincoln
A year and a half after wholesaler Costco opened its doors to consumers, the developers of The Shops at Dakota Crossing have decided to add a second anchor to the shopping center in Northeast Washington. A 28,600 sqare foot Marshall's has been proposed for the site at Fort Lincoln as well as a second, larger store proposed at 55,000 square feet, according to the site’s developers.
Howard U Project with Washington Informer Looks at School Closings
Students at Howard University are engaged in a project with The Washington Informer newspaper that provides those adversely affected by mandated school closings in D.C. a platform to share their experiences. The crowdsourcing project, which is operated at Howard through grant funds, gathers and records community responses to the 2013 shuttering of 15 public schools, most of which were located in Wards 5, 7 and 8 in the eastern parts of the city.
Snowy Winter Still Blanketing DC Area
Snow-filled winter of 2013-2014 continued this week s in the D.C. area as six to 12 more inches of snow fell March 16 and 17. The accumulations are still short of record snowfalls at the three area airports where official snowfall totals are taken. The latest snow cover should be melted by the March 22.