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3050 K Street, NW (entrance at 31st Street and the waterfront)

From an email:

“Wanted to quickly let you know that Fiola Mare’s best-kept secret is back! Starting January 28, join Bar Manager Luca Giovannini every fourth Wednesday of the month for Fiola Mare’s Speakeasy Cocktail Series. Revel in cocktail classics from the 1920’s while enjoying delectable bar bites from the Adriatic coast. The exclusive series will also be offered on February 25th, March 25th and April 22nd, and is something your readers definitely won’t want to miss out on!

In addition, Fiola Mare will be extending happy hour until 7pm starting on February 2nd. Drinks specials and $5 bar bites will be available:

Fiola Mare HH Menu 2_2_15 (PDF)

1421 F Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1421 F Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“A great size townhome. Half bath on first floor. Renovated kitchen. All floors freshly painted. Screened in sun porch. Carpets cleaned. A few city blocks to street cars once they begin service. Close to Gallaudet University.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $2,600/Mo.

01/28/15 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

Burying cables:

“I saw Pepco crews who appeared to be burying power lines on 9th and Varnum this morning. I heard something about burying cables last spring but didn’t know what the outcome would be. Any idea if this is what they were actually doing? Will this result in utility polls coming down? That would be fantastic if we can make it happen!”

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918 F Street, NW

From a press release:

EquityEats, the DC-based equity crowdfunding platform for restaurants has signed a lease for 5 floors of historic National Union Building at 918 F Street NW, Washington, DC, for its forthcoming restaurant popup complex, pending landlord approval. The space will allow up to five concurrent month long pop-up restaurants, bars, and quick-service concepts in addition to cooking classes, short term popups, and other culinary events.

LivingSocial did an amazing job building out the most beautiful event space in downtown DC that people loved going to. We’re really excited to re-open it and create a 17,000 square foot restaurant popup complex that the DC community is excited about coming to on a regular basis.” EquityEats CEO Johann Moonesinghe said “Yesterday, Bluebird Bakery’s popup in Georgetown sold out all of their inventory in four hours and there was a line out the door, so we know here is demand for pop-ups. We wanted to create an experience where people can try the newest culinary concepts and interact with the chefs behind those concepts.”

The experience will cater to the most adventurous foodies and discerning investors. “We will encourage patrons to explore all the space has to offer,” EquityEats COO Chaminda WIjetilleke explains. “Unlike other pop-ups, which change locations and sometimes sell out before most can buy tickets, we will function more as a foodie’s equivalent of a movie theater. Diners will buy tickets for the different concepts in advance, and there will always be something new coming to the space on a consistent basis.” (more…)

2221 30th Street Northwest

This house (estate?) is located at 2221 30th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Magnificent 9 bedroom, 12 full bath, 3 half bath home with unparalleled attention to detail and exquisite custom finishes with top of the line materials. Large, gated lot with parking for 10+ cars & a 3 car garage. Exterior features beautiful landscaping, pool and terrace w/ pizza oven. Main level is ideal for entertaining with a chef’s kitchen, grand living and dining rooms and stunning entry.”

You can see more photos here.

This 9 bed/12 full bath/3 half bath is going for $16,500,000.

01/28/15 12:29pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jordan Barab

From an email:

“I thought you’d like to know that the District of Columbia’s Office of Revenue Analysis is starting a new blog, District, Measured, www.districtmeasured.com. The blog will feature our research on economic trends shaping the city.

Our first post features research on which residents stay in D.C. and which leave. Recently, two of my colleagues wrote on whether first-time parents are leaving the city at rates similar to the past and showed that new parents today tend to leave the city at rates similar to the new parents of early 2000s.

In this new study, we ask: what kinds of economic and demographic characteristics explain a District resident’s decision to stay in the city? To see that, we tracked people filing taxes in the District between 2004 and 2012. The main findings are below and I’ve attached the study to this email:

· The District’s population is transient. Only 23 percent of the 42,257 tax filers who first filed in 2004 remained on the tax rolls in 2012.

· People tend to stay if there is a change in the family structure. Singles tend to leave and those who change their filing status, for example, because of a marriage, tend to stay.

· Family dynamics matter beyond marriage. We have shown elsewhere that the first child plays an important role in the decision to move out of the city. A second or a third child increases the probability that families will stay.

· The District attracts high-income residents. Among those who were in the highest income quintile when they arrived in the city in 2004, 41 percent were still found on the tax rolls. Only a quarter of filers who were in the lowest income quintile, however, were still on the tax rolls in 2012.”

Full report below:

Family Structure Study (PDF)