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Offline CatsEye

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #125: February 22, 2012, 07:38:45 AM »
I think this has come up before, but does anyone know why there are no food trucks plying their trade near the ballpark?  There are always a few outside RFK before DC United games, but I don't believe that I have ever seen one anywhere around Nats Park.  Some vindaloo or Thai curry before a game would be aces.
According to some vendors I talked to while I was chomping on their chili dogs, there is a lottery, and each vendor is put in the lottery, and then names are drawn (business names, etc.) by DC , and those names drawn are allowed by DC to set up outside and around Nats Park, on the drawn dates,with the DC business license permit. If you don't have a permit, and you aren't in the lottery, you can't set up- DC's little monopoly. It is also why there is no cab line, at least last season, by Nats Park - permission of DC Business license and government not given -they run a tight little ship in the DC business permits and licensing. Oh yea, I've been there and done that - you do not want to screw around with the DC Business license/permits bureau......and that would be a Big "Hell No" ........ :nono:


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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #126: February 22, 2012, 08:34:37 AM »
The info on the new market area says it will have food trucks.

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #127: March 06, 2012, 09:28:12 AM »
JD reports the bullpen fence is down as they build the new fairgrounds/shipping container complex.

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #128: March 06, 2012, 01:13:37 PM »
I'm going to post a couple pics I took earlier today.  The Potbelly sign is up and the team store is completely empty.  The Half Street "Cuming Soon" signs are still at the Hole of Patheticness™ right across from the CF gates.

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #129: March 06, 2012, 01:14:31 PM »
Potbelly is rumored to be opening next week, though they haven't said exactly when.

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #130: March 06, 2012, 01:16:06 PM »
It looked ready to go when I drove past it.  What's with the loft place behind it?  Failed condo conversion or were they always planned to be rentals?

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #131: March 06, 2012, 01:16:56 PM »
Always planned to be rentals. Opened late last year, already over 70% leased.

http://www.jdland.com/dc/yards-foundrylofts.cfm


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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #132: March 06, 2012, 01:23:29 PM »
Jose Andres has launched a food truck, would be fantastic to get that to the pavilion. 

http://dcist.com/2012/03/jose_andres_food_truck.php

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #133: March 06, 2012, 01:24:50 PM »
Is Potbelly a Subway on steroids?

Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #134: March 06, 2012, 01:27:58 PM »
Is Potbelly a Subway on steroids?

Not even comparable.  In terms of sandwich shops here's my ranking:

Potbelly > Jimmy Johns > Subway > Quiznos

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #135: March 06, 2012, 01:37:42 PM »
haha i like quizno's ... wait a minute, the nats team store is closed?

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« Reply #136: March 06, 2012, 01:38:42 PM »
haha i like quizno's ... wait a minute, the nats team store is closed?

I think they take all of the merch down to Spring Training.  There were some pretty cool murals up around the ticketing booths.

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #137: March 06, 2012, 01:41:30 PM »
Not even comparable.  In terms of sandwich shops here's my ranking:

Potbelly > Jimmy Johns > Subway > Quiznos

I'd put Firehouse Subs at the top, especially for those locations that have the coke machines with a zillion choices.

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #138: March 06, 2012, 01:43:46 PM »
I'm not sure you're right about always planned as a rental.  There was probably a desire to build condos there, until the financial mess in 2008.

Always planned to be rentals. Opened late last year, already over 70% leased.

http://www.jdland.com/dc/yards-foundrylofts.cfm




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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #139: March 06, 2012, 01:45:10 PM »
No, I'm pretty sure I'm right.

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #140: March 06, 2012, 01:45:20 PM »
I'd put Firehouse Subs at the top, especially for those locations that have the coke machines with a zillion choices.

Good point, but I was basing that on what's available around the stadium.  Is there a Firehouse Subs near there?  If so, where, I'd like to check it out for myself. :az:

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #141: March 06, 2012, 01:48:04 PM »
I think they take all of the merch down to Spring Training. 

that's stupid, they should have enough to where they can have the Nats Park team store open with merchandise and have a shop(s) in florida.

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #142: March 06, 2012, 01:49:18 PM »
Good point, but I was basing that on what's available around the stadium.  Is there a Firehouse Subs near there?  If so, where, I'd like to check it out for myself. :az:

there aren't that many around here unfortunately.  Manassas, Annandale, Kingstowne/Springfield are the only ones in the area.

here's the coke machine I mentioned, they had one of these at the Firehouse in Florida we went to last summer:
http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2011/10/soda-we-try-all-100-flavors-from-the-coke-freestyle-machine.html

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #143: March 06, 2012, 01:49:53 PM »
Notice I said "think", they could have just moved them to another area of the stadium during renovations.

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #144: March 06, 2012, 01:50:50 PM »
Notice I said "think", they could have just moved them to another area of the stadium during renovations.

got ya ...

with all the crap we give them about selling phillies/yankees/etc gear (thanks lerner), they do have a pretty nice team store with good gear.

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #145: March 06, 2012, 01:52:19 PM »
They need more bobbleheads.  Our cat loooooooooooves laying next to the Racing Presidents bobbleheads, too bad they recalled all of the Teddy Rossevelts, I need that one to complete the set.

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #146: March 06, 2012, 02:02:38 PM »
Potbelly is rumored to be opening next week, though they haven't said exactly when.


Where's the Potbelly going to be?

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #147: March 06, 2012, 02:05:10 PM »
301 Tingey, ground floor of Foundry Lofts, just behind USDOT.


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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #148: March 06, 2012, 02:06:11 PM »
301 Tingey, ground floor of Foundry Lofts, just behind USDOT.



Got it.  Thanks!

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Re: Nats Park Area Updates (2012)
« Reply #149: March 06, 2012, 03:15:18 PM »
The end of the Bullpen:




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