News from Barracks Row

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News from Barracks Row
From D Street to I St. SE the Row continues to evolve. The Vanity Box is now open for business at 737 8th Street, SE bringing to the 700 block another destination for female shoppers on beautification missions. The Vanity Box sells human hair that is used for extensions allowing women to go from short hair to long flowing tresses in just a few hours. But before you call your salon to have this done, you need to buy those extensions - at the new Vanity Box.   

Opening in just 10 days is United Building Group's Alban Masonry at 729 8th St. SE, Suite 200.  Masons are back-to-the-future famous in the District. City founder, George Washington was a ceremonial Mason plus this area is home to the impressive Navy Yard Masons Lodge nearby on Pennsylvania Ave. But, Alban Masonry is different. They are the real deal- commercial, new construction masons! Reach them atwww.albanmasonry.com or call 202-640-2507.

But Barracks Row is best know for a hip food scene. In just a few short weeks we've all come to love ChiKo, the new Chinese Korean fusion start-up at 423 8th Street whose inspired owners are out to wow us with their inventive flavor profiles.

Then, there's Porron just opened at 525 8th St, SE, a pop-up with Spanish roots for us to savor.   Very soon Sushi Hachi, sister restaurant to Clarendon's acclaimed Sushi Rock, will open at 735 8th Street.

After four years of a hot streak on the Row, Aaron Silverman is expanding Pineapple and Pearls, 715 8th St. SE to a location just one block away at Hill Center - opening Little Pearl for breakfast and lunch by fall. The original Pineapple and Pearls on Barracks Row will continue as ever an acclaimed, by reservation only DC landmark.

We'll all miss Capital Teas at 731 8th St. After rapid growth the owners made a corporate decision as part of bankruptcy proceedings to close many locations effective this week- including our Barracks Row site! At this point we have no information on the next occupants of 731 but the action on the Row never ends. We'll let you know as the next chapter unfolds!

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731 8th St SE #201
Washington, DC 20003

Do More 24!

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Do More 24 is today! Click here to support Barracks Row Main Street's efforts to restore historic callboxes on Capitol Hill!

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Thanks to the sponsors of this year's Garden Party!

Current Sponsors

$5,000+

 

In Kind Sponsors



$2,500

                 

$1,000

The Grant, Ryall, and Andrew Group at Coldwell Banker

    

$500

Myles and Carolyn Doherty

Deirdre Fricke Real Estate at Coldwell Banker

Leigh Mailloux

         

   

Music Sponsorship

Susan Perry

Donna Breslin

Barbara Faciluiack

Eastern Market Metro Park To Be Funded

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PRESS RELEASE: MAJOR RENOVATION OF EASTERN MARKET METRO PARK TO BE FUNDED IN DC'S 2018 BUDGET


WASHINGTON, DC – Eastern Market Metro Park is set to receive $4.5 million in funding to begin the planning, design, and implementation of a complete renovation of the two block space surrounding the Eastern Market Metro Station.

“Right now, the Eastern Market Metro Park is a place people walk through – but I want it to be a place that people walk to. We can build a greener, safer park that brings together our community and transforms this important public space.  There are already a lot of great ideas about what this park can look like. This funding ensures we can take the crucial next steps to start implementing them,” said Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen.

“This project is a big deal for Capitol Hill and for Ward 6, but also for the District. A green and thriving Eastern Market is the heartbeat of DC and I am very proud to say we’re ready to get started,” continued Allen. “I want to thank Councilmember Mary Cheh, Chair of the Committee on Transportation and the Environment, for including this important funding in her committee budget. I also want to thank Barracks Row Main Street, ANC 6B, EMMCA and many other neighbors and groups who have already done so much planning on this project.”

Martin Smith, Executive Director of Barracks Row Main Street, said, "Barracks Row Main Street is thrilled the District has announced initial funding for redeveloping the Eastern Market Metro Park - a significant public space connecting Barracks Row and Eastern Market and serving as a transit hub. In addition to the full support of Councilmember Allen, the Master Plan we developed for this site also enjoys widespread community support on the Hill and throughout Ward 6. We are eager to move forward, and grateful to the members of the Council and the Mayor's office for this critical initial investment."

Plans for the Eastern Market Metro Park include the space between 7th and 9th Streets, SE, bounded by Pennsylvania Avenue, SE and D Street, SE. Just a block south of historic Eastern Market and sitting at the top of the bustling Barracks Row Main Street, the modernized space will include a new playground, landscaping updates, improved pedestrian and bike infrastructure, and upgraded lighting.

The investments in the Eastern Market Metro Park will be timed to coordinate with the modernization of the Southeast Neighborhood Library starting in 2019, which borders the park immediately to the west across 7th Street. Councilmember Allen said, “It is crucial that the timing of these two important projects are coordinated to minimize the disruption to the community during construction and to ensure their designs complement one another. Working together, these two projects have the potential to transform this area into the kind of dynamic, vibrant public space the Capitol Hill community has long envisioned.”

On a single weekday, nearly 6,000 people use the Eastern Market Metro Station and bus routes serving as a hub for the area. The plaza also includes an active metro bus stop, serving as a connector to several bus routes, and a popular Capital Bikeshare dock. There is no doubt that the Eastern Market Metro Park is a transportation hub in the active, and continually growing Eastern Market neighborhood.

More information on the process and designs can be found at EasternMarketMetroPark.org.

The Council’s first vote on the full 2018 budget will be on Tuesday, May 30.

For more information on the project you can contact Martin Smith, Executive Director of Barracks Row Main Street, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

You can contact Councilmember Charles Allen's office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Barracks Row Main Street is a designated DC Main Streets commercial district.  Barracks Row Main Street is funded in part by the Department of Small and Local Business Development.