West End Flyer for May
Posted: May 5, 2021.
Articles this month:
- Legislation Filed for Rebecca Coder Park: Councilmember Pinto introduces bill in District Council.
- Neighbors Question Mullett's Rowhouses: Project will return to Preservation Board for more review.
- DPR Head Talks about Dogs and Francis Field Conditions: Delano Hunter speaks for first time at an ANC-2A meeting.
- Second Chance Arrives for Mullet's Row: Developer plans condominiums at West End's oldest historic building.
- Stepping on Francis Field: Post-Covid strategic plan taken up by ANC-2A.
- Coffee on Fire with Anthony: West End landlord Anthony Lanier in favor of "Main Street" business development.
With the March issue we dropped the listings pages, and reverted to the two-page format to begin phasing out the publication as life returns to normal.
- Facelift at 2440 M To Alter Public Space: Owner has not shown plans for use of public sidewalk space.
- Dogs on Francis Field: Post-Covid plan for field may be taken up by ANC-2A.
- Getting Vaccinated: A Pain in the Neighborhood: 20037 is not a "priority Zip Code" for scheduling shots.
- ANC-2A Meets with Four New Members: Advisory Neighborhood Commission elects officers, will form committees.
- A Valentine for the Blue Duck Tavern: New chef takes over at this high-quality hotel restaurant.
- Vet Hospital Coming: Veterinary Emergency Group to open facility at 2311 M Street NW.
- Whistlers in Washington: Two opportunities to learn about James McNeill Whistler, his paintings and watercolors.
- The GWU Bicentennial: George Washington University celebrates its founding as Columbian College in 1821.
- Restaurant Week 2021: Fixed-price meals featured at $22, $35, or $55 at eight neighborhood restaurants.
- The 59th Inauguration and the Neighborhood: It will be different this time for our local hotels and restaurants.
- Washington REIT Sells Second West End Building: Office building at 1227 25th Street NW is sold to State of Qatar fund.
- Strategic Planning on Tap for ANC-2A?: New commissioners discuss their priorities for neighborhood.
- Checking In With Chef Ris Lacoste: A favorite restaurant is in "constant state of pivot."
- Reaching the REACH: Outdoor wine bar reopens this month at Kennedy Center.
- An MLK Outing on Foot:Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is a walking destination.
- The Village Teaches In and Reaches Out: Aging-in-place group keeps members in touch with technology.
- Home for Christmas, and Maybe Easter, Too: The Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, and National Gallery of Art are all shut because of Covid-19.
- Local Homeowner Elected U.S. Vice President: Kamala Harris could walk to work if she wants to.
- Welcome to ANC-2A, Mr. President: The White House is inside the Commission's boundaries. Also, certified election returns.
- Listings: Marcel's Reopens and Bears Watching: While others are now lost or in limbo, one of our renowned restaurants is back.
- Worth a Walk or Worth Watching: Listings for cultural amusement, holiday shopping, and learning.
- Mail Voting Does Not Set Record Here: Although voter registration was up, turnout was less in Precinct 4 than in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 presidential elections.
- Pre-Election Streetscape: Plywood over Plate Glass: Unrest over the presidential election causes local businesses to board up.
- Election Update and New Faces for ANC-2A: Only three of the eight seats on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission were filled by the November election. Winners of write-in campaigns should fill four other seats.
- Listings: Foggy Bottom Historic District: We venture south into the closest part of Foggy Bottom to the West End.
- Listings for West End Dining, 2.1: Restaurants and bars are still in Phase Two of Covid-19 reopening order until December 31, and now face cold weather.
- Upgrade on Tap for 2100 M Street: Pre-Covid plan for expansion and renovation of existing office building goes before Board of Zoning Adjustment on October 4.
- Election Day Is Now Election Month: Ballots are to be mailed to all registered voters "first week in October," several choices for casting them. Record turnout expected.
- Advsory Neighborhood Commission 2A: Candidates will be on the ballot for only three of the eight seats. However, the West End will be represented. Seat-by-seat report.
- Listings for West End Dining, 2.0: Restaurants and bars are still in Phase Two of the Covid-19 reopening order, which is in effect until October 9. Status could change this month.
- Fairmont Hotel: Lobby bar and courtyard are now open. First impressions.
- Streets Market: Food shopping at 1225 22nd Street NW.
This was the first issue with listings. Articles included:
- Office Space Getting a Think-Over: Working in the Post-Pandemic Neighborhood
- Ballot Petition Challenge Filed in ANC-2A Election
- West End Restaurants and Retail Getting Support
- Restaurants and Carry-Out in the West End
- GWU Campus Staying Closed for Fall: Another Blow to Neighborhood Economy
- Election for West End Seats So Far Uncontested
- Rebecca Coder Park Improvements Underway
- Pinto Begins Term as Councilmember: Marks First Change for Ward 2 in 29 Years
- Chef Geoff Opens in West End
- Vacancies Ahead on Neighborhood Commission
- West End Business Reopening Set Back
- Kennedy Concedes to Pinto in DC Council Race
- Francis Field Landscape Plan Approved by CFA
This was titled The Francis Field Flyer. Articles included:
- Despite Distancing, Empty Field Struggles
- Voting by Mail is Crucial in Council Election
- Rebecca Coder Park Part of New Agreement