In May 2007, I reported that 1230 Ninth Street, Northwest, was under renovation to become Nima's Restaurant and Bar. Despite a promising start -- including application for a liquor license -- the project came to an unexplained halt. The liquor license never issued and the construction ceased.
Recently, we noticed construction activity at the site. Unfortunately, the activity received a stop work order for failing to have the proper permits (the permits from 2007 expired). According to the DCRA's Building Permit Status Database, the project's architect Stephen Dupont submitted a new building permit application on April 30, 2009. A source tells me 1230 Ninth Street is going to become a "white tablecloth" type of restaurant but could not confirm whether or not plans for Nima's have been resurrected or if it's a different restaurant altogether.