Breaking Ground, the SW Library Begins a New Phase of Construction

By Georgine Wallace Despite the chilly weather and intermittent drizzle, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Southwest Library on Feb. 5 was historic and joyous. Southwest residents, neighbors, ANC6D Commissioners, D.C. Public Library staff, Ward 6 CM Charles Allen, and Mayor Muriel Bowser all celebrated the occasion. Ambassadors from the SWBID were present to greet […]

D.C. Cooperatives Mark 100th Anniversary

By Southwester Staff The year 2020 marks the centennial of D.C.’s first housing cooperatives, commonly referred to as “co-ops.” Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a proclamation congratulating the housing cooperatives in D.C. “…for their tremendous contributions to our world-class and culturally diverse city.” One of the lesser-known stories of the city is the success of co-op […]

Construction Job Fair Will Be Held Jan. 24

Courtesy of Bacon Development The Wharf will hold a Phase 2 Construction Job Fair for DC residents, on Friday, Jan. 24, from 10:00 a.m.-Noon in Southwest DC (www.wharfdc.com). In partnership with the DC Department of Employment Services, Councilmember Charles Allen, and the DC Housing Authority (DCHA), the Job Fair will be held at the DCHA […]

District Hardware and Bike Closes

By Matthew Koehler On Dec. 1, at 5 p.m., a day after Small Business Saturday, District Hardware and Bike permanently shuttered its doors to business.  In a statement released on their website, the owners stated, “Unfortunately, things haven’t worked out the way we thought or planned, and we are unable to continue operating.” On various […]