Back in March we wrote about some of the amenities coming along with the massive 13-acre new development in nearby Edgewood including a gym, supermarket and movie theater. We recently learned from this story in DCist that the theater will be a location of popular movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. From the article:
The 44,000 square-foot theater will feature luxury recliner seats, Sony 4K Digital Cinema projection, and “top-of-the-line” sound. Moviegoers will also be able to order in-house prepared food and craft beer from inside each theater or at the venue’s bar.
The development will span a 6 block area currently occupied by the Rhode Island Center (the shopping center with Big Lots and Forman Mills). The theater is planned to open in 2019. We will let you know when we hear anything new.
We learned in late November that the city issued a raze permit for the Brentwood Village Shopping Center as part of Mid-City’s RIA DC development project. The shopping center, located at 1301-1333 Rhode Island Ave. NE had discount stores, a liquor store and a Jamaican food restaurant. We recently learned from this Facebook post that the shopping center would be demolished sometime this week.
As a reminder, RIA is a 20-acre mixed-use development located just across Rhode Island Avenue from Brookland between Brentwood Road and Montana Ave NE. The DC Zoning Commission approved Stage One of the development about a year ago. When complete, the development will include 1,760 residential units and up to 181,000 square feet of commercial space including a full service grocery store. We will let you know when we hear anything new.
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