Downtowner DC May 2, 2018

Yacht Club Coming to the Wharf

The ultimate in luxury is coming to the Wharf this summer. Barton & Gray Mariners Club is a day-yachting club already in 20 harbors around the country. Club membership will cost $29,500 per year with a $12,000 initiation fee, reported WTOP. The top-tier membership is so luxurious, it’s only listed twice per year and isn’t listed publicly.

Potholepalooza Underway

It’s a sure sign of spring: D.C.’s annual #potholepalooza is officially underway. Since April 6, the day the program began, the District Department of Transportation has filled almost 3,000 potholes from hundreds of requests. If you want a pothole filled, you are encouraged to tweet @ddotdc or call 311. There are also citywide pavement projects going on in Wards 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8.

Mayor Launches Uptown Main Street

Last month, Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the latest addition to DC Main Streets: Uptown Main Street, covering the area near 14thand Kennedy Streets NW. Led by local volunteers and community development pros, the DC Main Streets neighborhood revitalization program has created more than 3,000 jobs in just three years. The ceremony was part of an Earth Day Clean Up & Block Party hosted by Uptown Main Street.

Silver Line Has Major Concrete Issues

Metro’s woes continue with news of concrete issues along phase two of the Silver Line Metro extension. According to NBC Washington, the water-to-cement ratios are off in the 11.4-mile extension’s concrete panels, which serve as walls for the stations. In addition, the steel inside the panels isn’t covered by sufficient concrete.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Royal Wedding Is Pop-Up Bar Theme

The next themed pop-up bar from Drink Company will debut Friday, May 4. Both romantic and regal, it will focus on the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. One of the three bars will be transformed into a throne room. Expect to see cocktails with cheeky names like the “Markle Sparkle” and “When Harry Met Meghan.” An early opening for the royal wedding on May 19 is planned.

Shanelle Maura.

New Bar Manager at Jefferson Hotel’s Quill

The Jefferson Hotel’s cocktail lounge Quill has hired a new bar manager, Shanelle Maura. Maura will begin work with responsibilities for seasonal menu planning and development of new cocktails, particularly summer drinks launching soon. Career opportunities have taken her to Hawaii, California and Florida. She recently opened Sagamore Pendry in Baltimore as restaurant manager.


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