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1333 M St.
Capper Apts.
250 M St.
New Marine Barracks
Nat'l Community Church
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Congressional Square
1000 South Capitol
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What's New and Notable Outside Nationals Park Since Last Season
Updated March 2015 | What Was New in 2014, 2013, 2012

If you haven't been keeping track of the latest neighborhood news since the 2014 season ended, here's the headlines:


Newly Opened

Bonchon (Opening March 30), Korean Fried Chicken and a big bar, at Half and K Streets, SE.
Willie's Brew & Que, at 3rd and Tingey streets in the Boilermaker Shops, offers barbecue, lots of libations, and many screens for your sports viewing pleasure.
The Big Stick, at Half & M streets, is a beer-and-brats sports bar, and is also the first restaurant to finally open on Half Street.
100 Montaditos on Tingey Street in the Boilermaker Shops sells Spanish small sandwiches, along with beer and sangria.
Subway Cafe, at 20 M Street SE, offers, well, you know.

Expected to Open in 2015

Scarlet Oak, American food at New Jersey and K.
The Brig, a beer garden, at 8th and L.
Due South, featuring southern cooking, at 3rd and Water in the Lumber Shed.
Navy Yard Oyster Company. a wine-centric oyster bar, also in the Lumber Shed.

See the JDLand Food Map for all the offerings, now open and coming soon.


One M Street 1244 South Capitol Akridge Half Street JBG Half Street Homewood Suites New Plans for the Half Street Hole Office, Residential, Retail, and Two Hotels on 1st Street

What was supposed to be the showplace of the neighborhood languished for a number of years, but that's starting to change:

The 168-room Hampton Inn at 1st and N is topped out and should open later this year.
Residential, office, hotel, and retail projects Ballpark Square/99 M saw the initial start of construction in mid-March.
JBG's 290-unit 1244 South Capitol could start in late 2015.
In early 2015 JBG picked up a bunch more land from Akridge, and is planning two more residential buildings. (The Fairgrounds should still operate throughout 2015, though!)
Monument Valley has a new owner, and updated plans for residential (including condos!) and retail.
And just off the top of the map at Half and M is a Homewood Suites, where digging began in early March.


A staggering nine residential projects are now under construction:
1. 909 Half, 380 rental units
2. 82 I, 234 rental units
3. 800 New Jersey, 336 rental units + Whole Foods
4. Park Chelsea, 430 rental units, opening 2015
5. Ballpark Square, 285 rental units
6. Gallery at Capitol Riverfront, 324 rental units
7. RiverFront, 300 rental units
8. Arris, 327 rental units
9. Lofts at Capitol Quarter, 195 mixed-income rental units


Harris Teeter now open
at 4th & M, SE

Unleashed by Petco now open,
Banfield Pet Hospital coming soon
Brew Garden and Park
envisioned for Florida Rock


Hugh & Crye menswear coming to Tingey Street
Van Ness Elementary School reopening for 2015 school year
Long-delayed Community Center now under construction
Old Spooky Building 213 site to become a temporary public space (Spooky Park?), parking lot, and Trapeze School site
New Movie Theater could start construction in late 2015

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