We like to keep an eye on major developments going on in the neighborhoods near Brookland, since the they will impact us in one way or another. We first wrote about NewCityDC in February 2016. At that time we were just getting the first look at the 15 acre development which borders New York Avenue, Bladensburg Road and Montana Avenue NE. We recently learned about a major investment in the development, via this story in the Washington Business Journal. Douglas Development recently acquired 9 parcels of land for $66 million to complete the development site (they spent $8.25 million already acquiring other parcels). From the article:
Within the triangle, the developer intends to build NewCityDC, a 1.5 million-square-foot mixed-use project just down the road from its Hecht Warehouse District. According to Douglas’ marketing materials, the vision for NewCityDC includes 422 apartments, 18 townhomes, 550,000 square feet of retail, 156 hotel rooms and 2,900 parking spaces.
The site plan includes a 130,000-square-foot grocery store, a separate 100,000-square-foot retailer, a five-story hotel, a host of restaurants and junior anchors and a movie theater.
We will continue to follow this development and let you know when we learn anything major.
The Ward 5 Happy Hour happens tonight, June 2nd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. From an email:
Come check out the amazing space at The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse in Ward 5’s Ivy City for our June Happy Hour.
They will host us on the spacious rooftop patio if the weather finally breaks or in the bar if it doesn’t. Also, don’t forget to check out their private event space where they will soon be hosting live bands.
The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse, 1356 Okie St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Located just behind the Hecht Warehouse by Mom’s Organic, Planet Fitness & the old Love Nightclub. 2 mi from Brookland straight down 14th St/Montana Ave. Plenty of street parking right out front after 4pm. And an easy bike ride!
Although this is outside Brookland, we thought readers would like to know about One Eight Distilling, which opened January 10th in nearby Ivy City. From their website:
We distill sophisticated, handcrafted spirits in small batches from grain to glass all in our distillery located in the nation’s capital. Our custom designed stills from Holland and Germany use cutting edge technology that gives us an unparalleled degree of precision and control over the distilling process. If we’re not busy distilling Rock Creek Whiskey, Ivy City Gin, or District Made Vodka, we’re experimenting with new mash bills and spirits, so please check back with us and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for limited releases sold only from our tasting room.
Visitors are encouraged to drop in on Saturdays from 1:00 -4:00 pm for tours, samples, and sales, and there will be food trucks on hand. One Eight Distilling is located at 1135 Okie Street NE.
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