A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Digital Capital Week Closing Party at Fashion One

Digital Capital "a week long festival in the US capitol focused on bringing together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and social innovators of all kinds," is wrapping with a massive party tonight (8-11:55pm). They will be throwing down at none other than the vacant Fashion One space at 7th and H. I had seen an odd tweet earlier this week that made me think they had a space on Bladensburg Road. Anyway, the reinvented Fashion One space can fit 3,000 people.

Tickets are $25 (plus a very small transaction fee) if you buy online, or $40 at the door. But that gets you:

Open Bar (beer, wine, and bourbon until they run dry)
Live music, performances, and interactive experiences
DCWEEK Artist Grant funded works
A preview of No Kings Collective SubMerge art show
Free custard from Shake Shack (Shake Shack will be giving it away on site).


Anonymous Jessica said...

As a neighbor who lives directly behind the Fashion One, I am extremely upset about this (and am looking into how it was allowed to happen). I have a young child who is wearing gun range headphones right now to sleep and I'm awake because of the shaking windows from the bass.

This building is not sound proofed in any way and the houses are abutting the extremely loud music past being played after DC Noise Law hours. We never heard about this and had no opportunity for feedback.

I am looking into it, but am aghast that they would do something like this without doing more work on the building to make it appropriate for containing loud music and disturbing the neighborhood.

Nov 9, 2012, 11:12:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jessica, this was a one night only event. It's a small price to pay in the grand scheme of cleaning up the most disgusting block on H

Nov 10, 2012, 11:59:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's right Jessica, since white drunk people are attending these loud parties, it's cleaning up the block. Sorry you just live here and didn't get the memo.

Nov 10, 2012, 4:09:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the Korean lady that was shot in the neck in the corner store or the guy that got stabbed near the bus stop. I doubt any one was killing anyone at the party last night.

Nov 10, 2012, 5:29:00 PM

Anonymous Jessica said...

I don't think the trade off is loud obnoxious drunks or stabbings. And it's certainly not right for neighbors to endure either. Particularly with no opportunity for feedback. I don't need to "pay a price" for development and what a ridiculous thing to say. So if you live in an area that has had crime, like MANY blocks on H, then you have to ensure serious violations of your use and enjoyment of your property?? No way. There has been plenty of development nearby where they have been very involved with the community.

And there is another huge party going on there tonight. I've already lodged a complaint and I plan to lodge more. If they want to do this, they need to be responsible and seek community feedback. That building is inappropriate for its current use.

Nov 10, 2012, 10:20:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is this allowed to happen? I would call the police every hour on the hour. Where is the ANC that worrys about drunks sitting on public benches?

The businesses on H street that have to get inspections, permits and a alcohol license should be pissed about this too.

Nov 11, 2012, 5:33:00 AM

Anonymous H Street LL said...

I live nearby and was not bothered at all.

Solution: don't buy or rent a home immediately adjacent to a commercial district.

Nov 12, 2012, 9:55:00 AM

Anonymous relfexive said...

h street II,
one should be able to expect that a business follow the laws of the city, comercial district or not.

Nov 12, 2012, 3:26:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must suck to be some of you(cry babies) neighbors...My god when I look on PoP blog the people in most of the other neighborhoods ie;.bloomingdale, petworth, Shaw are so much more welcoming to new bars, restaurants, events etc than the residents in this area. So discouraging to New businesses. As a resident, it just irks me. So much freaking whinners...

Nov 12, 2012, 6:31:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I'm pretty sure that if a clothing store became a raze joint in Shaw, Bloomingdale or Petworth, the neighbors would complain, but please feel welcome to try it there next time.

Nov 13, 2012, 5:25:00 AM

Anonymous Amanda said...

Why did they only have bourbon? I like vodka.

Nov 13, 2012, 2:08:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh man I love razes!

Nov 13, 2012, 3:21:00 PM

Anonymous me said...

what's with the don'a johns?

Nov 13, 2012, 9:36:00 PM


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