A Game Plan for Beers and Ball – The Post
Following up on yesterday’s Marc Fisher column about the fledgling neighborhood around Nationals Park, a look at the bar scene that is coming for late this season or next season.
Some relief may be on the way later this year: The Velocity Capitol Riverfront condominiums, slated to open at First and L streets SE in the fall, will have a sports bar as part of its ground floor retail space.
And the real estate firm Akridge, which plans to eventually turn the space of a former Metrobus garage at Half and M streets into shops, offices and residential units, is hoping to convert the now-empty lot across from the centerfield gate on N Street into something of a block party this season. “The concept is a tented event space — partially tented, mostly open — with live entertainment, food and beverages,” says Akridge Development Manager Adam Gooch. “Half Street is supposed to be the entertainment area. . . . We’re trying to get some life down here.”
Permits, schedules and most of the details of the project have yet to be finalized, but, well, the idea is promising
Right now, Capital Hill and 8th Street (Barracks Row) seem to be as close as you can get to Nationals Park.
JD Land if the place to go to keep up with the growth of the Nationals Park neighborhood.