“The Grill” Coming to the Wharf

By Southwester Staff Watch for a Jan. 2019 opening of the latest restaurant on the Wharf, The Grill. Chef Roberto Santibañez, in partnership with KNEAD Hospitality + Design, are planning this contemporary, upscale American bar and grill, to be located at 99 Market Square, SW.  The modern, 5,400 square foot eatery will house 200 seats, […]

Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project Continues at a Steady Pace

By Leslie Green For nearly seven decades, the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge has connected neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River with the U.S. Capitol and downtown corridor. Also known as the South Capitol Street Bridge, this iconic bridge, named after abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass, carries more than 70,000 commuters daily. Now past its useful […]

Air and Space Museum Remains Open During Renovations

By Southwester Staff The National Air and Space Museum is currently undergoing major renovations that will soon close off the Independence Avenue entrance of the “Boeing Milestones of Flight hall.” Various artifacts, like the North American X-15, have already been lowered and removed (earlier in August). This in prep for a large wall to be […]

Tour Southwest Floating Homes in their New Home

First Liveaboard Boat Tour of the Wharf Era By Margaret L. Johnson From the waterfront along the Washington Channel, you’ve probably seen the liveaboard boats and barges of the Wharf Gangplank Marina, south of the District Wharf’s recreational pier.  Maybe you’ve wondered what it’s like to live in such unusual spaces. This fall, you’ll have […]

Meet SWBID Ambassador Roland Bunch

By Donna Purchase Southwest DC is “the place to be.” We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the SWBID who are focused on making Southwest a clean, safe, vibrant community in which to live, work, visit and play! Roland Bunch is originally from Brooklyn NY, but when his mother passed in 2007, he decided […]