Sunday, May 2, 2010

ANC Meetings Galore: Thaitanic on the Docket, New Restaurants in Shaw

For those of you into this kind of thing, the ANC2F meeting (that would be Logan Circle and environs) is meeting this Wednesday to discuss things like street closures and DDOT projects. But for those of you who frequent a certain Thai place on 14th Street, there is a bit of interesting news for you.

Thaitanic is looking to expand to a second floor and remain open until 2 AM seven days a week. This has caused some, er, concern amongst the neighbors, and the matter comes before the ANC Wednesday, as attempt to work out a voluntary agreement with the establishment.

Those interested in learning more can visit ANC2F's website.

Over at the ANC1B meeting on Thursday evening, they'll be discussing, among other things, two proposed new restaurant/lounges in the Shaw/Howard U. area. One is the proposed Gll Restaurant and Lounge, located at 2632 Georgia Avenue, which is looking to bring an American cuisine-style restaurant with live jazz to Georgia Avenua. The other is a coffee house/bar/lounge dubbed The Independent (as opposed to the partisan), which will be located at 7th and Florida. Both places are fairly good size, but the Independent stands out in particular, with a total occupancy of 235 and a summer garden with an occupancy of 90. They're looking to be open until 2 AM Sun- Thurs, and until 3 AM on Friday and Saturday. Good luck on that one, boys.

Also of note: a discussion regarding the proposed expansion of the African-American Civil War Museum.

For more details, visit the ANC1B website.


Anonymous said...

Just for your information. After a 4 year stint at 14th and P, The Written Word-longtime DC retailer and letterpress print/design company has moved to 1926 17th Street NW- 17th just below U.

Matty said...

Someone please explain to me how ThaiTanic expanding to the second floor and staying open until 2 am on weekends is going to disturb neighbors. It is located on a commercial strip of 14th in an area full of other bars and businesses. Is it an issue with the back of the property?

dcredhead said...

Aren't restaurants with late hours a desirable neighborhood feature? Somewhere to get a late night snack with the added bonus of extended hour informal social control?