Work's been keeping me too busy to type, but Shaw's still pumping out newsworthy goodies. Here are a few things on my radar:
1. A French Bistro Is Coming to Upper 9th - As reported here, the place will be located at 1905 9th Street and will be named 1905. It will be "The kind of place you want to eat, hang out, drink some wine, then come back the next night and do it again." The restaurant is being developed by Phil Rodriguez and Joey Belcher, of Sticky Rice on H Street, and Mick Mier and Joe Steger the design team responsible for Science Club, Napoleon and Sesto Senso. When asked what it will add to the neighborhood, one of the owners replied "Sexy." (thanks for the tip, Amanda!)
2. Lake Woodson Progress Excites Me - The the four unit development at the corner of 9th and Q Streets continues to progress. The concrete block fire walls are up, and now the wood framing is underway. It's so exciting to see this building take shape.
3. A Mural Is Going Up on Shiloh's Daycare Building - I thought I saw patchwork being performed on the side of Shiloh's daycare building recently. Sure enough, it seems that the work was in anticipation of a mural that is currently being painted on the portion of the building abutting the parking lot. A crew of twenty somethings (reportedly) has been painting the mural this week. I look forward to seeing the final product, and am hopeful that it will really enliven and enhance the streetscape. Now if they could just replace those broken awnings on the building...
4. The Library's Glass Again - I know it's old news to most now, but it's great to read that the library design incorporates a lot of glass again! Plan to attend the final design meeting for the new Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library on Thursday, September 4, 2008, at 6:30 PM at the interim Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, 945 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, to see the final designs.