Ivy City Smokehouse, a “wholesale to the public” seafood market, is now open at 1356 Okie Street NE over in Ivy City. For Trinidad residents this will be a source for local seafood with a more direct connection to growers as the market operates as a version of a Community Supported Fishery.
They have smoked and fresh fish as well as fresh oysters. Today during a stop in to see the site they were preparing snakehead fish fillets for one customer and selling smoked fish to another.
There will be a tavern opening in the new year as well. Stop in or check their website for additional information.
It is great to see small businesses growing and expanding retail options so close to Trinidad.
Trinidad Neighborhood Association will be holding a meeting this evening on some requests for new licenses or changes to existing liquor licenses held by businesses in Trinidad. The meeting will be at the Trinidad Recreation Center at 1310 Childress St NE at 7 pm.
Sarah Fashbaugh, Community Resource Officer at the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) will be joining us and can answer questions from the community on licenses, laws, regulations, and community engagement in the process. Yvonne Buggs from ANC 5D06 will also be joining in the TNA meeting as licenses are being sought from businesses in her Single Member District.
Holidays are a busy time but there are deadlines for applications and protests associated with the license change requests and we would like to hear from you on whether you would support or not support these changes. Please join us and share what you want to see here in Trinidad.
The DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) will be giving away pollinator plant seeds today (December 16th) between 9 am and 5 pm. They are available at the main lobby of the DOEE office at 1200 1st Street NE.
The native pollinator seeds make great holiday gifts and help create habitat for butterflies, bees, and other pollinators in our garden community. Pick some up and plant them in your Trinidad yard or tree boxes!
Did you know that community members may protest a liquor license and/or seek a settlement agreement with a business before a license is granted? You can learn more about the process on the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) website or learn more in person at a special meeting organized by the Trinidad Neighborhood Association.
TNA will hold a special meeting on Thursday, December 17th at 7 pm at the Trinidad Recreation Center to discuss two new liquor license applications. Business owners are invited to present their plans before community members and TNA will seek community input on the requests.
The businesses are:
Trinidad Market/Mike’s Market at 1322 Florida Avenue NE (corner of Trinidad and Florida Avenues). They are requesting a new Class A Liquor Store license from ABRA.
Proposed Hours of Operation and Alcoholic Beverage Sales: 7 am to 12 am Sunday through Saturday.
This would be a new license for the location. The deadline to submit a petition for protest is January 4, 2016 and the hearing date before ABRA is January 19, 2016.
Roses Queen Liquors at 830 Bladensburg Road NE. They are seeking a substantial change of hours to extend hours of operation and alcoholic beverage sales.
Current Hours of Operation and Alcoholic Beverage Sales: Sunday-Closed; Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 10:00pm
Proposed Hours of Operation and Alcoholic Beverage Sales: Sunday 9:00am to 10pm; Monday through Saturday 7:00am to 12:00am
The petition deadline to protest or seek a settlement agreement between the community and the business is January 19, 2016. The hearing date at ABRA is February 1, 2016.
Roses just recently completed a Settlement Agreement on July 1, 2015 to renew their license. This represents a substantial change and provides opportunity for community re-engagement with the business.
Join us on December 17th to learn more about the process and voice your opinion on the liquor license changes requested.
Trinidad Market / Mike’s Market, at the corner of Florida and Trinidad Avenues NE, has submitted a request to the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) to obtain a Class A Liquor License. This would allow them to begin selling liquor in addition to beer and wine. The request comes with a change in hours that would allow them to remain open for business from 7 am to midnight each day. The notification from ABRA is below.
The community can be engaged in discussion on an ABRA application request during the review process. A business seeking a change in an existing license or a new license should present as a Single Member District (SMD) meeting of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC), at the larger ANC meeting, and at community meeting, if one is called, to discuss the license request. There can be a protest to stop a license change or to seek a settlement agreement with the community or group with standing to protest the license. You can learn more about ABRA laws and regulations and protest procedures on their website.
As with all development taking place in the neighborhood, we hope that Trinidad residents become involved and active in voicing their views on pending changes.
This morning the Washington Post covered a poll they took about views on redevelopment. There were just over 1,000 people polled by phone from November 12 – 15. While there was agreement among those polled that the D.C. government is not doing well on affordable housing and ending homelessness, there were differences across race and class about how redevelopment is viewed. Decreasing crime is positive for a community but as housing prices and taxes increase there is increased economic pressure that forces many residents to consider moving.
The article is worth reading and discussing with neighbors as Trinidad faces a similar situation with dramatic increases in housing prices and redevelopment pressures.
Can You Dig This, a new documentary film centered on the transformative power of growing your own food in a concrete jungle is scheduled to screen at 7pm on December 1st at Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market — but only if enough tickets are reserved by Thursday.
Reserve your tickets in advance to ensure the show goes on (you aren’t charged if the ticket quota isn’t met). The film promises to be uplifting and may provide inspiration for growing Trinidad’s garden community.
Movie summary (from the ticking site):
South Los Angeles. What comes to mind is gangs, drugs, liquor stores, abandoned buildings and vacant lots. The last thing that you would expect to find is a beautiful garden sprouting up through the concrete, coloring the urban landscape. As part of an urban gardening movement taking root in South LA, people are planting to transform their neighborhoods and are changing their own lives in the process. Calling for people to put down their guns and pick up their shovels, these “gangster gardeners” are creating an oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America. CAN YOU DIG THIS follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely gardeners, discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil. This is not a story of science and economics. This is a story of the human spirit, inspiring people everywhere to pick up their shovels and “plant some shit.”
Advisory Neighborhood Commission
Single Member District 5D02
Saturday, November 21, 2015
2:00 pm– 4:00 pm
Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress Street, NE
- PSA 506 Public Safety Update:
Fifth District Metropolitan Police Department
- Neighborhood Watch Crime Prevention Training
Samantha Nolan, DC Citywide Neighborhood Watch Trainer
Interested in reducing crime and/or starting a neighborhood watch ? If so, you should attend this free training to learn ways to prevent crime and reduce your likelihood of becoming a crime victim. More than 80% of crime in DC is preventable. This training will share strategies for crime prevention and ways to safe guard your home and neighborhood, how to avoid becoming a victim, how to become a block captain, and how to to start a Neighborhood Watch on your block.
Space is limited. If you are planning to attend the training, please let me know and email Samantha Nolan at NolanTutor@yahoo.com to ensure that enough handouts are prepared based on number of participants.
I hope to see you there! If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
Yours in Service,
TheaterMania took a look at the latest happenings at Trinidad neighbor Capital Fringe. Have you been to a performance there? Gone to listen to live music? Or just stopped in at the bar? Read on to see what’s in store for the future.