Weekend Quick Takes (and my Super Bowl Prediction)

  • On Feb. 2, ANC 6B held a special meeting on development plans for Hine Jr. High School (335 8th St. SE). In short, the project has been scaled back a bit and will include more residential units than the original plan. You can read about the meeting and the project at The Hill is Home and the Eastern Market Metro Community Association (EMMCA) blog. One big outstanding question – what to do with the flea market during demolition and construction. 
  • This coming Tues., Feb. 8, ANC 6B will hold its monthly full commission meeting at 7:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS (522 7th St. SE – the old Safeway building). Here is the agenda.  In addition to the two planning & zoning cases in our neighborhood, the commission will also consider voluntary agreements for two new restaurants – Nooshi and Moby Dick Grill – on Barracks Row. If the agreements are approved, ANC 6B will drop its protest of liquor license requests for both establishments. The commission will also consider my proposal to introduce a consent agenda, which I’ll write about next week.
  • Since the weather is supposed to be nice (mid-forties), I plan on walking the neighborhood this Sunday afternoon around 3 pm. If you happen to see me, feel free to share any issues or concerns.
  • Finally, we have A LOT of football fans in the neighborhood. And while the clear majority are Redskins fans (as it should be), we do have a fair number Packers and Steelers fans who have a lot at stake on Sunday. Here is my prediction for Super Bowl XLV: Steelers 21, Packers 17. Not a surprising prediction from a die-hard Chicago Bears fan. Feel free to share your predictions in the comments below.

Have a great weekend!

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7 Responses to Weekend Quick Takes (and my Super Bowl Prediction)

  1. Christie says:

    Brian-
    I hope your prediction is correct b/c my husband is a die hard Steelers fan and a loss would make life in our household unbearable- analyzing every play, rewinding and rewatching and reviewing…..
    Thanks for all your great updates!
    Christie

  2. Thom says:

    Brian,

    I am so sorry to hear about your lifelong support for those bums, the Bears. That explains a lot.

    Go, Pack, Go.

    Thom

  3. Sid says:

    Brian-
    Couple of questions:
    1) what is the gist of the “voluntary agreement” you mentioned above in reference to Moby Dick and Nooshi.
    2) Does the supposed moratorium on new liquor licenses extend down to Potomac Avenue?

    Thanks.
    S

    • bflahaven says:

      Hello Sid,

      Thanks for the question.
      1) voluntary agreements are agreements between the ANC and the restaurants. The Nooshi and Moby Dick VAs will likely include limits on hours, seating capacity, outdoor seating, etc. If the restaurant owners sign a VAs, ANC 6B drops its protest of the liquor license requests.
      2) No. There has only been talk of enacting a moratorium for Barracks Row (8th St. SE). ANC 6B has not contemplated a liquor license moratorium for any other areas of the commission’s jurisdiction.

  4. clare says:

    Looks like someone won’t be getting a slice of my Packers victory cake!

  5. Eric says:

    I wish your prediction was more accurate about last night’s game.

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