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February 1st, 2013

ANC 6B January Meeting

Community health in various forms was the main topic of a fairly brief ANC 6B meeting in January.  Health-related issues ranged from a program to curtail repeated ER visits for certain diseases to the health of a neighborhood plagued by noise, odor, garbage and rats from a nearby fast food restaurant.

New Year, New Faces, New Officers

ANC 6C Report

Note:  ANC6C now includes only 6 Commissioners, rather than 9, due to the redistricting.


ANC 6D Report

Monument Not Building a Monument, Says ANC

H Street Life

Hikari Sushi and Sake Bar Comes to H Street NE

Brrrr! The temperatures have been brutal recently, but that’s no excuse to hide inside your home all winter. We’ve got new restaurants and a popular arts festival to reward those who dare to bundle up and venture out.

Intersections Arts Festival Returns to the Atlas

Culinary Education Crawl Feb. 17, 2013

Barracks Row has not always been synonymous with restaurants. True, in 1913 the original Senart’s Oyster House at 520 8th Street, SE, was doing a bustling business serving oyster stew.  Today at that exact same location, Senart’s Oyster and Chop House has re-appeared due to the creativity of restaurant entrepreneur, Xavier Cervera. But there was a gap of almost one hundred years between these eateries.

The Capitol Riverfront – Looking Back While Planning Ahead

On January 16, 2013, we at the Capitol Riverfront BID hosted our 5th Annual Meeting Luncheon. The luncheon was an opportunity to celebrate our first five years of operations as well as our reauthorization by the DC Government to operate as a BID for another five years. We also released the BID’s “2012 Annual Report and State of the Capitol Riverfront,” and the executive summary of the recently completed Urban Design Framework Plan.

Capital Hill “Ambassador” Retires

Shirley Bailey Ends 25 Years at National Capital Bank

Customer service seemed a little odd to Debra Keats when she first joined the National Capital Bank, over 17 years ago. “I'd see customers waiting while tellers were free,” she relates. She tried ushering waiting customers toward available windows. But tellers and customers alike resisted her efforts to speed service. What puzzled her seemed obvious to everyone else: “They're waiting for Miss Shirley.”

Sneed’s Barbershop Closes

The closing of Sneed’s Barbershop at 8th and I Sts, SE on December 15th was little noted and quietly done. Two plain paper announcements were placed in the window in the weeks preceding. According to Robert Sneed, 20 year owner of the barbershop, each of his six barbers moved quickly to find other employment at other locations including the Marine Barracks. Sneed’s was and will be forever known as the place that the Marines who bivouacked at the Barracks would come for a “high and tight” cut.