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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Local Briefing: 1 Year of Streetcar, Paper Horse at Whole Foods, & a Union Kitchen Open House



The streetcar celebrated one year of service yesterday, and they're throwing a party to mark the occasion. They'll have free appetizers, cupcakes, and streetcar give aways at Ben's Upstairs (2nd floor of 1001 H St.) on Saturday (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.). The streetcar team has crunched the numbers on that first year and come up with some interesting stats:
  • Average daily ridership of 2,721
  • 906,000 total riders (enough to fill RFK 20 times)
  • 101,000 miles of service (enough distance to circle the planet more than 4 times)
  • The most popular time to ride is between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • 6,000 hours of service
  • The most popular stops are Union Station, 8th, & 13th
  • More than 2.6 million square feet of proposed new development
  • 770,000 square feet of development currently under construction
  • $356,000 in completed projects since launch
  • 4,967 students enrolled in the H Street/Benning Road Corridor
  • 410 shows at the Atlas since launch
  • 86,000 half-smoke served at the Ben's Chili Bowl on H Street
  • 17,950 rounds of golf played at Langston Golf Course since launch

Washingtonian has more details on exactly what we'll find at the new version of Erik Bruner-Yang's Paper Horse inside the soon to open Whole Foods (600 H St.). Spoiler, ramen won't be on the menu.

Union Kitchen will hold an open house Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at their Ivy City space (1369 New York Ave). The $10 ticket price gets you in, and food and beverage will be available for purchase. Come meet the makers of local and independent food and drink.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

new wine bar coming to H

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/food/article/20853270/this-new-h-street-bar-wants-to-hook-you-on-natural-wine

Anonymous said...

The Turning Natural place at 14 & H is really good! Nice fruit bowls, juices, and salads for folks on the go.