Monday, November 12, 2012

permit for Showtime Lounge, 113 Rhode Island Avenue NW

Showtime Lounge, 113 Rhode Island Avenue NW (the location of the former Showtime Barber Shop), is mentioned in Michael Neibauer's permit survey blurb below.
Washington Business Journal by Michael Neibauer, Staff Reporter
Date: Monday, November 12, 2012, 10:47am EST
How many workers does it take to build a convention center hotel? Thousands, and the developers of the Marriott Marquis will soon have places to house them. A permit was issued Friday to install 17 office trailers on a paved lot at 929 L St. NW, to house the Marquis construction staff — roughly 1,600 people working feverishly on the hotel at 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

The 1,175-room Marquis, with more than 100,000 square feet of function space, is expected to open on May 1, 2014. The project went above ground in August after a 21-month mining operation.
As for other building permits issued by the District on Nov. 9:

822 H St. NE: The existing storefront will be replaced. Stan`s Inc., a discount clothing store, received an $85,000 grant from the District as part of the H Street NE Retail Priority Area Project grant program.

113 Rhode Island Ave. NW: The first floor of this Bloomingdale building will be converted from barbershop (the former Showtime Hair Salon) to tavern. The Showtime Lounge, a venture led by neighborhood resident Paul Vivari, will be a coffee shop by day and community gathering spot, with alcohol and finger foods, by night.
1025 Thomas Jefferson St. NW: The JBG Cos. was awarded a permit to renovate more than 30,000 square feet on the third floor for a tenant.
2400 14th St. NW: UDR Inc. will install a Gunite swimming pool on the 9th floor of its Capitol View on 14th apartment building on the U Street corridor. The 7,720-gallon pool will be 12 feet 6 inches wide by 29 feet 10 inches long and only 3 feet deep throughout.

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