Monday, March 2, 2015

Vote for Summer Movies in Farragut Square!

Golden Triangle Business Improvement District is hosting an outdoor summer movie series in Farragut Square Park. The movies will be shown at the park (17th and K NW) from May 22 to July 31. Anyone can vote for movies at this BID webpage through this Friday, March 6. You can vote for 5, and the top 11 vote getting movies will be shown. I wish I could vote for Empire Records 5 times. Or 100 times. This park is served by the 42 bus, Circulator, Red Line, and isn't far from the Blue/Orange/Silver Lines. I'll post the final schedule after it's released. Onward to Spring!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Little Salon Visits Mount Pleasant

The Little Salon is hosting a night of poetry, visual arts, and music this Wednesday, right here in Mount Pleasant. Read more about the Little Salon here. This event is their first of 2015 and will be hosted at 1644 Newton St NW. It's this Wednesday February 25 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Donations accepted. For more info check out the event page.

From the organizers:

"Here it comes: the 2015 season of Little Salon. We're starting the year at a house in Mount Pleasant, where we'll bring ya the poems of Dan Brady, the prose of Michelle Dove, the photography of Duilio Passariello, and the tunes of Djesben.

Doors open at 7pm for the photos and the socializing. Swing by as close to 7pm as you can. The performances will begin at 8pm. As always, BYO favorite B. (And your favorite friend, too.)

We're strongly requesting $20(+) cash donations to support the event and artists — and to one day build a website where we can archive the awesome creativity on display at these things. Really hope to see you then."

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Centrolina to Downtown; Theatre Planned for Mount P

Signage has gone up announcing the pending arrival of Centolina to City Center. The Italian restaurant and market will serve handmade pastas and have a complete coffee service, among many other offerings. Cenrtrolina will be run by Amy Brandwein, formerly of Alba Osteria and Casa Nonna. 

The location will be 974 Palmer Alley NW, directly across from RareSweets. Palmer Alley is the City Center created pedestrian-only area that will eventually be filled with restaurants and retail shops. When fully leased, approximately 60 businesses will fill 300,000 square feet of retail space across the three City Center buildings. 

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Will Mount Pleasant get a tiny, independent movie theater? Maybe. Two neighborhood residents, including the owner of Eastern Confederate salon, want to open a movie theatre on Mount Pleasant Street. We're talking small scale here, less than 50 seats. And think classic, cult, and local films, not first run blockbusters. Sounds like a great idea to me! If successful, Suns Cinema would be located at 3107 Mount Pleasant St NW, two doors from the mysteriously open, but sometimes closed LIA Cafe.

Check out this Washington Post article for more details. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Old Pharmacy Bar Due for More Changes

Looks like the space formerly known as Pharmacy Bar is due for more changes. The original owners of Pharmacy Bar sold it last year and plans for a transformation into a new coffee shop and restaurant were never realized. Now, even newer owners plan to open a dive-ish bar, perhaps with a "90s' vibe." Pharmacy Bar was located in Adams Morgan at 2337 18th St NW.

Read the Washington Post article by Holley Simmons for more details: Pharmacy Bar in Adams Morgan to become The High Dive, will have Street Fighter II