Summer Updates!

A lot has happened this summer! Here's some of what I took notice of in July and August. Follow TheX2BusDC on Twitter for real time neighborhood observations and photos.

Carver is a bit safer for pedestrians.
DDOT has made quite a few upgrades to 19th St NE in Carver this summer. Earlier this year, they added ADA accessible curb ramps to each intersection from Benning Road to M Street. And just in the last few weeks, they've added new pedestrian-crossing stripes as well as a new road surface to the block of 19th between I Street and Maryland Ave. 

Damaged Streetcar station reopens
The eastbound 3rd Street NE DC Streetcar station sat closed for nearly 15 months. A Megabus destroyed it in an April 2017 collision and the station remained closed during the construction of an adjacent apartment building. It finally reopened on August 7th, 2018.

New music venue, same pies
Dangerously Delicious Pies added a second floor to their shop, in the form of a new bar and music venue. The Pie Shop includes an old school bar with hella beer and cider choices, and outdoor deck (too sweet), and yes, a stage for live music. Here's the schedule if you want to check it out!

ABRA placards = new restos
ABRA placards are up for two new restaurants on H Street. The storefront at 1357 H Street NE has DC Culinary Academy, LLC seeking an alcohol licence using the trade name The Outsider. The Outsider will be a Japanese restaurant with cocktails, beer, and wine. Requested total occupancy load is 50 people. 

The second new restaurant space is at 1362 H Street NE. In this space, which is next to Imm on H Thai restaurant, Kitsuen LCC is seeking a tavern license, trading as Kitsuen. This is proposed as a ramen restaurant with a total occupancy load of 150, including a summer garden, aka outdoor patio seating.

1357 H St NE
Vietnamese restaurant coming to H Street
Back in July we noted that Red Boat Vietnamese Fusion had placed signage at the old Micho's space. Red Boat is a Baltimore based restaurant looking to expand into the DC area. I can't wait to eat all the rice bowls and tofu banh mi sandwiches, so would love to see this happen sooner than later. Also, RIP Micho's Lebanese Grill. 500 H St NE.
Oh yeah, the Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup Champions.
As close as I got to the Cup. P close tbh.
Seeing Penn Quarter become CAPSTOWN for a full week was amazing.

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