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.


Anonymous said...

new wine bar coming to H


Anonymous said...

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