Tag Archives: NIMBY

Chipotle coming to Barracks Row


Casual chain dining is embracing Barracks Row. With a committee vote down and a full zoning commission vote impending, it appears the Chinatown-ification (and not the previously loathed Adams-Morgifying threatened last year by the area’s ANC) of Capitol Hill’s main … Continue reading

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A more lively Barracks Row: My neighbor, The Chesapeake Room


After living on Barracks Row for 18 months, it is amazing to reflect on the changes in the neighborhood as I move a few blocks east.  I wish there was some way to uncover recent photos of a less-developed neighborhood … Continue reading

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Wintry mix


Due to the slow pace of this time of year as well as some traveling and moving to a new neighborhood, DC Crank Tank will be taking it easy until Jan. 3, when I will be delivering a detailed look … Continue reading

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Capitol Hill building’s mystery: A fake second floor


There has been much made of Barracks Row’s exploding restaurant scene colliding with entrenched wealthy rowhouse owners — who are none-too-pleased about people coming to their neighborhood for $12 hamburgers and $6 Yuenglings and subsequent vomiting and public urination. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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There’s that phrase again


In yesterday’s stinging rebuke to the NIMBYs in my soon-to-be former neighborhood, Barracks Row aka 8th Street SE, I realized I glossed over perhaps the best part of the letter delivered to my building by Capitol Hill’s concerned citizens before … Continue reading

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An open letter to Capitol Hill NIMBYs


Dear Helene Quick, Randy Steer, Yoonmee Chang, John Yellen, Pope Barrow and Amber Jones, I see from your letter, titled “MORE Liquor Licenses on Barracks Row,” that you oppose job-creating new businesses in Capitol Hill and enjoy pushing your busy-body … Continue reading

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Barracks Row breakfasts, via Adams Morgan


During election week, a note from local homeowners was delivered to our address encouraging Barracks Row’s neighbors to protest the alcohol licenses for a Middle Eastern restaurant and sushi bar coming to 8th Street SE. The defining phrases of the letter: … Continue reading

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