Posts Tagged ‘minnesota benning’

Will Minnesota-Benning Development Ever Get Started?

A handful of projects in Shaw are nearing their one-year anniversaries of "breaking ground" without actually much or any making progress: A Burmese restaurant at 1501 9th Street NW, Shiloh Baptist Church's Victory Village, and CityMarket at O (about which I'll have more to share soon).
But another development across the city passed that mark a [...]

Bagel Bakery to Become…a Pharmacy

So it turns out that not only has owner Caple Green folded his 16-year-old bagel shop on Minnesota Avenue NE, he also sold the building in mid-January for $950,000 to something called the Matrix Corporation–which is one of the entities set up to buy and hold real estate for the chain of Apex CARE pharmacies [...]

D.C.’s Answer to Harlem Children’s Zone Ready to Break Ground

On Tuesday, the city's top brass, and a collection of philanthropists and non-profits, will break ground on a 32,000-square-foot facility in the Kenilworth-Parkside neighborhood of Ward 7 that will provide early childhood education services to an area where 72 percent of households are headed by single mothers.
But the Educare building, as it's known, is much [...]

RIP Bagel Bakery: A Loss for Minnesota Avenue

Yesterday was like many Sunday afternoons: I planned a long bike ride around ending up at the Bagel Bakery on Minnesota Avenue NE near Benning Road, looking forward to a healthy and satisfying late lunch in this lamentably bagel-poor town. To my great dismay, I arrived to find the windows empty, and a note on [...]

Year in Preview: D.C. Development in 2011, Before it Happens.

2010 was a big year for development in the District.
Capital markets unfroze, allowing a slew of stalled projects to break ground. Large empty spaces in the architecturally uninspired NoMa and Capitol Riverfront business improvement districts finally started to fill out. A Web-savvy smart growth constituency became a force in planning and politics, and car-centric suburbs [...]