Morning Notes

by ARLnow.com July 24, 2012 at 9:50 am 4,312 43 Comments

Boathouse Meeting Today — A public meeting regarding a proposed boathouse along Arlington’s Potomac River shoreline is being held tonight. The National Park Service is holding the meeting at Washington-Lee High School (1301 N. Stafford Street) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Senor Pan Closes — After just 6 months in business, Columbia Pike-area cafe/bakery Senor Pan has apparently closed, according to the Pike Wire Twitter feed. Senor Pan was located at 922 S. Walter Reed Drive.

Student Production Plays at Fringe Fest — Mindset, a “surrealist rock opera” created, directed and choreographed by H-B Woodlawn students, is currently playing at the Capital Fringe Festival. The show originally featured all Woodlawn students, but now professional actors have been added to the cast. [Sun Gazette]

Flickr pool photo by Damiec

  • nom de guerre

    Regarding the closing of Señor Pan-the approval of the streetcar claims its first victim. Their rent was increased by 100%. Be careful what you ask for.

    • ArLater


    • steve

      you don’t know what you are talking about

    • JamesE

      The street car will be fully paid for by an extra tax on drivers without hybrid cars and home owners that live in non LEED certified buildings.

      • SteamboatWillie


      • KalashniKEV

        There won’t be a point to owning a car on the pike after it’s closed down to one lane in each direction plus one lane for the stopping-every-2-blocks streetcar.

        …and that’s after they tear up the road for 8 years.

        • Skeptical

          For once, Kev, I think you said it perfectly.

          • Josh S

            Perfectly wrong?

    • confused

      but I thought the street car was going to have NO impact on rents, property values, and development. Or at least no more than an articulated bus would have.

    • meh..

      ArlNow is late reporting this…Senor Pan closed down almost 2 weeks ago…..

      • Cakes

        Can I ask, who the F cares whether it’s late or not?

        • meh..

          Read the 1st response “Regarding the closing of Señor Pan-the approval of the streetcar claims its first victim. ”
          Senor Pan is not a victim of the streetcar approval….it closed well before the vote. No need in spreading inaccurate information.

          • nom de guerre

            I think it was a foregone conclusion several months ago what the vote would be on the streetcar project. I sure wasn’t surprised.

          • meh..

            Given that THAT particular building has had multiple vacancies over the past several years, I highly doubt it would raise the rent on a new tenant arbitrarily…..especially because of a streetcar system that’s not gonna be up and running for at least another 5+years……
            Your comment was just poor.

          • chris

            I thought the whole idea of commenting on news is the ability to spread rumor…..
            For the reord, no one has mentioned Advance Towing is a while….

          • John K.

            Advance Towing took-ed mah car!!

          • HighViewPunk

            Mine too. Come to think of it, they didn’t seem all that advanced either.

        • Josh S

          People who care about the definition of “news.”

    • drax

      How do you know that, nom?

      • Siegfried Fischbacher

        Who cares? I’m taking him/her to Vegas with me.

    • jaynon

      Ummm, no….the reason it closed is because their service was horrible, and most people are not going to pay $4 for something that looks like a doughnut. Also, rice and lettuce on a breakfast burrito!? I guess they never had a BB ANY place else!

  • JnA

    Boathouse removes more open space from public access parkland and dedicates it for the exclusive use of a special interest group.

    • Agent Michael Scarn

      Canoe-rs, pedestrians, chefs, firefighters: we are all “special interest groups.”

  • steve

    nom de gerre is just lashing out

  • KalashniKEV

    Eeeeeewww… look at all that Bum pee!!!!

    • bum

      Well, no one’s making use of that building, sooo…

  • Enough already

    I hope the county board goes to the boathouse, takes the maiden voyage and gets lost at sea. Then I hope all 5 of them get to spend about a month with each other and drive each other stir crazy. They’ll probably have to eat that chubby Zimmie to stay alive.

    • nom de guerre

      Your comment made me think of this…


    • EFC Observer

      Perhaps a month at sea would give Garvey the opportunity to review the Pike streetcar issue and form an opinion.

  • TIMG

    Large amounts of public use open space are being removed from public use and converted into special interest, permit, and fee use. Can I launch my kayak at the boathouse? If so, how much will I have to pay, and how many hours a week would be available?

  • cool building

  • JohnB

    Anyone know the address of the building in the picture?

    • TX2VA

      1122 N Irving Street, 22201

      Anyone know the history of this building?

      • JohnB

        Here’s the RPC:


        Built in 1925.

      • YTK

        It’s so CUUUUTE!! Make it into a Retro White Castle.

    • CW2

      I believe it’s right next to the (now-closed) Sam’s Corner and newly opened Leonora Bakery. This is not a poke or joke about Sam’s. I’m being serious.

  • YTK

    Senor Pan was a nice place to nosh– the people working behind the counter were pleasant and I enjoyed the food there. I could not believe that peple working less than a block away DID NOT know that Senor Pan was there — so sorry to see it go.

    • HighViewPunk


  • Chris

    I have often wondered about that building. Right past Liberty Tavern down the side street there. What was there before? Why hasn’t it been demolished with everything else around there? Might be a cool place for a dive bar.

  • G::TheNativeArlingtonian

    The preferred site, #3 on the NPS list, in Rosslyn, is part NPS land and part privately owned. The public facility would allow private citizens to launch from the facility. The details of how the facility will be run, costs to stakeholders, and who will administrate the facility have been explored but not decided upon yet. That is a ways off. The goal now is to identify the site and secure it so there could be a facility, period. After that, the data and ideas that have been culled about all the other administrative details will be worked out. Disclaimer: I work with the Arlington Boathouse Foundation.

    • Jane-Dallas

      Hasn’t this been “in the works” for about 15 years?


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