Stir It Up
Two prominent Georgetown commercial development leaders will be the featured speakers at the Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG) meeting Wednesday, November 5, 2014. The meeting is being held at Pinstripes in Georgetown Park starting at 7:00 pm with a reception followed by the speakers at 7:30 pm.
Anthony Lanier has done numerous innovative and successful projects in Georgetown - from Cady's Ally to the redevelopment of northwest M Street to the historic incinerator site (now Loews movie theater), to the fabulous Ritz-Carlton, to the spectacularly successful condominiums hovering over the waterways. Always animated and open to discussing his projects, he has transformed major sections of Georgetown. He and his wife, Isabel, decided to live on N Street and as Anthony says, to not "run all over the place to put together a deal, but fix up Georgetown."
To promote, finance and manage his 'visions,' Lanier has set up or affiliated himself with several networks. EastBanc, Inc of which he is the President and founder is the overall umbrella with financing from German banks and several partners whom Anthony knew as he was growing up, plus a Dutch investment group.
Joe Sternlieb, CEO of the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) has spearheaded the 2014 State of Georgetown report and the visionary "Georgetown 2028 15 Year Action Plan." Prior to joining the BID in 2012 he was Vice President for Acquisitions at EastBanc.
For 10 years prior to that he was the Deputy Director of the Downtown DC Business Improvement District where he oversaw economic development, transportation, physical improvements, and homeless programs, and led initiatives such as the DC Circulator, DC Wayfinding Sign System, and Downtown Homeless Services Center.
On Halloween, Friday, October 31, 2014, beginning at 4:00 pm until 6:00 am Saturday, November 1, 2014, parking will be restricted on the following routes/roadways:
* K St, NW from 30th Street to Wisconsin Avenue, NW
* Water Street, NW from 33rd Street to the mouth of the Capital Crescent Trail
* 1000-1300 Blocks of Wisconsin Ave. NW
* M Street NW, from 25thStreet to the Key Bridge
* 1100 block of 26th Street NW
* Thomas Jefferson St.-1000 block (from the canal north to M Street)
The following streets will be closed to through traffic.Only residents, visitors, and employees of businesses within these areas will be granted access.
Additional streets may be closed and/or opened at the direction of the Second DistrictCommander or his designee.
Citizens must present proof of work or residence to gain access to these streets. The restrictions will be in effect on Friday, October 31,2014 at 6:30 pm, until Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 4:00 am.
* 1000 block of Grace Street NW
* 1000 block of Thomas Jefferson Street NW
* 1000-1500 blocks of 29thStreet NW
* 1000-1500 blocks of 30thStreet NW
* 1200-1300 blocks of Potomac Street NW
* 1200-1500 blocks of 27thStreet NW
* 1200-1500 blocks of 28thStreet NW
* 1200-1600 blocks of 33rdStreet NW
* 1200-1700 blocks of 34thStreet NW
* 1500 32ndStreet NW
* 1600-1700 blocks of 35thStreet NW
* 2600-3100 blocks of Dumbarton Street NW
* 2600-3100 blocks of P Street NW
* 2600-3600 blocks of O Street NW
* 2700-3600 blocks of N Street NW
* 2700 block of Poplar Lane NW
* 2700-2900 blocks of Olive Street NW
* 3100 Block of Blues Alley
* 3100 Block of Oak Alley NW
* 3100 Block of South Street NW
* 3200-3400 Q Street NW
* 3200 Block of Cecil Place NW
* 3200-3600 blocks of Prospect Street NW
* 3300-3400 blocks of Dent Place NW
* 3300 blocks of Cady’s Alley NW
* 900 Block 30th Street NW
World-renowned chef José Andrés will bring his first fast-casual eatery to the Foggy Bottom Campus of George Washington University in early spring 2015.
Beefsteak (as in beefsteak tomato), a vegetable friendly, dine-in and take-out restaurant, will be located at the corner of 22nd and I Streets NW.
As reported in GW Today, "The George Washington University is the perfect home to introduce our first Beefsteak location,” Mr. Andrés said. “The university has always brought the bigger issues about food to the spotlight and in many ways, I was inspired by the conversations I had with my students about the future of food in creating this concept.”
Read more here.