City Paper is not for tourists
Remember my post earlier this month about the H Street Country Club opening in late March? Scratch that. Looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer.
This is, frankly, why I hate writing about opening dates.
After months and months and months of delays, the owners of the indoor miniature golf course and Tex-Mex outlet have one more hassle to deal with: They have to wait eight weeks for a water-pressure test. That’s how long it’ll take before a representative from the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority can get to the establishment and conduct the test, says Ricardo Vergara who co-owns the H Street Country Club with Joe Englert.
The owners have offered to foot the bill for a third-party tester, but Vergara says WASA nixed the idea, saying that it needed to conduct the test. “WASA is just not willing to budge,” he says.
If WASA would accept a third-party tester, Vergara says the adult putt-putt playground could be up and running in two weeks. Otherwise, it’s two more painful months of waiting. “We’re losing money by not being open,” Vergara adds. “And the city is losing tax revenue by us not being open.”
I’m waiting on WASA to return my phone call.