March 21, 2011

Shaw’s Tavern on its way

Shaw's Tavern

The building at the southeast corner of 6th Street and Florida Avenue (pictured above) may soon have a tenant. At Tuesday’s meeting of the LeDroit Park Civic Association, Mr. Steve May will discuss construction plans for a restaurant called Shaw’s Tavern. We don’t have the full details, but we are told it will be similar to Clarendon’s Liberty Tavern, which describes itself thusly:

Located in a historic building in the heart of Clarendon, The Liberty Tavern features modern American cuisine in its upstairs dining room and downstairs bar, along with a diverse wine list, creative specialty cocktails and a great selection of premium draft and bottled beer. Our comfortable ambiance is enhanced by warm, hospitable service, and whether you’re joining us for a round of drinks in the bar, a casual midweek supper with your children, or a special evening with friends and family, you’re sure to feel at home.

Attend the civic association meeting on Tuesday night for more details.  (7 pm in the basement of the Florida Avenue Baptist Church; enter on U Street)

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5 Replies

  1. Was this formerly a Howard Universty building? I noticed there were posters on the window that seemed older referencing the University and construction…

    anon - March 21, 2011 @ 2:58 pm
  2. any idea if the cornice that’s missing from the top will be replaced in some way? that’s the only part of the building that doesn’t look fantastic.

    IMGoph - March 21, 2011 @ 9:49 pm
  3. This was formerly a liquor store…apparently the owner rehabbed the space aggressively in hopes of securing a commercial tenant.

    Kyle - March 22, 2011 @ 12:55 pm
  4. Agreed with IMGoph – if the cornice was replaced this building would be absolutely glorious. It’s pretty sweet as is, but the missing cornice is pretty glaring.

    Eric - March 22, 2011 @ 10:45 pm
  5. According to the permits in the window the property is owned by Howard University. It has been vacant for years (the five I’ve been living near by and then some). It was a record shop at one point in time.

    aaron - March 23, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

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