Posts Tagged ‘Jack’s Boathouse’

Emails Reveal Park Service’s Hurry to Replace Jack’s Boathouse

Jack's Boathouse is dead and gone, and its protracted battle with the National Park Service is now water under the Key Bridge. But Freedom of Information Act requests can take longer than a lifetime, and the FOIA I submitted when I was reporting on the Jack's saga came back to me after the boathouse's demise. [...]

Park Service Picks New Jack’s Boathouse Operator

The National Park Service has selected a new operator for the Georgetown waterfront boating space currently run by Jack's Boathouse.
According to a press release from NPS, the chosen operator is B&G Outdoor Recreation, Inc., also known as Boating in Boston, headquartered in Hopkinton, Mass., which "operates six kayak, canoe, pedal boat and rowboat rental locations [...]

Jack’s Boathouse Takes Park Service, D.C. to Court

The lawyer for Georgetown waterfront institution Jack's Boathouse has just filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking a ruling against and injunctive relief from eviction efforts by the National Park Service, as well as damages.
The complaint, on behalf of Jack's Canoes and Kayaks LLC, names as defendants NPS, the [...]

You Don’t Know Jack’s

It’s winter at Jack’s Boathouse. There are no customers stepping gingerly into rocking canoes, no seasonal workers grabbing paddles from the rack, no lingering scent of sunscreen and bug spray. A chain blocks off the parking lot, and the 130-foot main dock is hibernating at its off-season home near the Pentagon.
This would normally be the [...]

Jack’s Boathouse Will Take Park Service to Court

Jack's Boathouse, the popular Georgetown boating establishment facing eviction as early as next month, will file a complaint with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia this week to prevent the National Park Service from moving forward with its process to establish a new concession for the site.
The move comes after the [...]

Attorney General Won’t Rule on Jack’s Boathouse

With all the madness surrounding Jack's Boathouse in Georgetown—the National Park Service is trying to terminate its lease with Jack's and open the space to a new concession next month, while Jack's owner Paul Simkin asserts that NPS doesn't in fact have jurisdiction over the land and hasn't lived up to its obligations on the [...]

Norton Urges Park Service Not to Screw Up Jack’s Boathouse

The controversy over Jack's Boathouse is heating up, and D.C.'s representative in Congress just weighed in.
The National Park Service is seeking to end its longterm relationship with the popular Georgetown boathouse and open up the space to bids for a concession contract, which it hopes to award by the end of next month. Jack's owner [...]

Jack’s Boathouse Owner: Park Service Doesn’t Own Land Where It’s Terminating Lease

The National Park Service is moving quickly to award a new contract for the waterfront space currently occupied by Jack's Boathouse. But Jack's owner Paul Simkin and his attorney think they may have discovered something that could put the process on hold: They assert that the property no longer belongs to NPS.
The 1985 D.C. Council [...]

Park Service to Award Contract for Jack’s Boathouse Space Next Month

The city's spunkiest boathouse could be out of a home as early as next month. This afternoon, the National Park Service officially put out a request for companies to compete for a contract for the Georgetown space that's been occupied by Jack's Boathouse since 1973.
The status of the boathouse was unclear after NPS indicated it [...]

Jack’s Boathouse Space Will Be Open to Bidders

Another day, another Jack's Boathouse update. (Hey, there's not much else going on over the holidays.) Last week came the news that the Georgetown institution was getting the boot from the National Park Service. Yesterday, I added word from NPS that the boathouse would move from a lease to a concession, either going directly to [...]