Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cambria Suites at City Market at O...

Washington Business Journal has an update from Choice Hotels on the upcoming project at CityMarket at O...can't wait to see this start "in the fall"...

Friday, July 29, 2011

So excited about a fence...

...while out walking the dog at lunch came across a fence surrounding the old Sendar property on the northeast corner of 9th and Q...Mr Q doesn't usually get so excited by fencing and is trying to keep his wits about him, but seriously, could this mean this place might FINALLY be renovated and possible OCCUPIED?

Time will tell...continuing a very hot walk with the cutest dog in the whole wide world, Mr Q also came across Kelsey Gardens/Addison Square - a reality check since that eyesore has had a fence around it for at least two years now?  But here's hoping that same "suspended in time" fate doesn't await 9th and Q...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

8th and P - north side

CityMarket at O may have had a ceremonial groundbreaking in September 2010 (with pitiful results thus far), but Mr Q prefers to see some REAL ground breaking that involves actual dirt moving - like the kind he sees on the north side of 8th and P Street NW...courtesy of Capital City Real Estate.  


A quick check on their website shows the future project is actually on their home page (note to Cap City - your new project is in SHAW, not Shawn...but that's neither here nor there since Mr Q is just happy to see someone follow through with a project within a reasonable period of time...and I have no problem with you latching onto Logan for marketing efforts either)!!  

Smaller projects seem to be moving along all over the 'hood...here's hoping O Street Market and Kelsey Gardens follows suit....someday.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

433 Mass Ave NW


Mr Q walks by this building often and was wondering when something might happen...looks like the time is now according to the WBJ...could be a cool spot for a restaurant or retail!  And the naming potential should be off the charts given its quirky location and history, but of course its in DC, it'll probably be named "Restaurant 433" or something equally creative...

Friday, March 18, 2011

More delays for Kelsey Gardens...


Zzzzzzzzz....story from DC Mud...and the beat goes on...

Friday, February 4, 2011

United Negro College Fund...

...Mr Q appreciates "official" news from WBJ...let's hope some of these other Shaw projects can do the same...Kelsey Gardens development please? 

Monday, January 10, 2011

CityMarket at O blog...

...if you're interested there is now a CityMarket at O blog being maintained by Roadside Development (I think), I found this link via Jack Evan's newsletter last week...it will be interesting to see how often it's updated - if we can't actually SEE the start of construction at least we can continue to read about it!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year...

And in 2011, Shaw continues to be THE location for affordable housing alternatives in DC!  Because the area doesn't have enough affordable housing with Lincoln-Westmoreland, Gibson Plaza, 1330 7th Street, etc., now we have this proposal....

It's not clear to Mr Q what is so terrible about a small percentage of market rate housing in the 'hood, and especially on top of a metro stop where there is a continuous string of robberies, but obviously the powers that be feel otherwise...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Another article, another "start" date...

...in case you're interested in reading an article re: Metropolitan REALLY having their financing together this time, and in "several months" will demolish the eyesore that is Kelsey Gardens, here's something new today from the City Paper...although hopefully it's good news the tax abatement has an expiration date of July 2011 - maybe it will provide some motivation?  Mr Q has blisters from keeping his fingers crossed so he's just going to hope for the best in 2011...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mildred Pierce on HBO?

Mr Q has a slight recollection of hearing about this project, but is excited to see an actual preview of one of his favorite movies of all time...Mildred Pierce! It's HBO and Kate Winslet so let's hope its good...although he finds the opera music a bit overly dramatic...Mr Q and the Gardener watch all their HBO series on a delayed basis via Netflix so they may need to find an HBO watching friend to hang out with so they can see this in 2011 and not late 2012 on DVD...



And as good as the HBO series might be, it will NEVER match the original with Joan Crawford as Mildred and Ann Blyth as Veda!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

LIke I said a few days back...

...their promos are always so much better than the actual show!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

BEST Tim Gunn moment ever!

Right when Mr Q was ready to write off Project Runway...especially the new extended 90 minute version...Tim Gunn comes in with this unscripted moment for Team Luxe!  Love it...so I guess I'll keep watching...

Friday, August 27, 2010

Vanessa Williams...

...is the only reason Mr Q will be tuning in to the premiere of Desparate Housewives next month...he signed off that show a few seasons ago due to its horrible writing, ridiculous character development and convoluted storylines...

For some reason their promo pictures always make the show look way better than it actually is...and this year is no different...Vanessa Williams in the center of a Wild West setting is perfect! Why can't they translate this kind of creativity to the show???

Mr Q is reminded of how the writers completely wasted one of his favorite actresses, the wonderful in pretty much everything, Ms. Alfre Woodward...
unfortunately Marc Cherry had no idea how to capitalize on her talents...


And now Vanessa Williams is coming to Wisteria Lane...too bad she couldn't bring the writers from Ugly Betty with her...Mr Q still is mourning the loss of Wilhelmina Slater and the gang from MODE... 


Mr. Schuster...

...and the gang back on September 21st!   Mr Q waits with anxious anticipation...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Inside Job...

...coming to a theater near you...

Friday, August 20, 2010