08/01/14 11:45am

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1926 14th Street, NW

From an email:

“Michael Schlow’s TICO restaurant will start brunch service this weekend, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 3pm. On the menu guests can expect Latin and Spanish influences on American brunch staples, such as a duck confit and green chile hash with poached eggs and hollandaise ($12), a twist on eggs benedict; and open faced omelets ($12) with three different choices including: pork belly, potato, oaxaca cheese and green chile sauce; 14th St. Farmer’s Market veggies with local goat cheese; or asparagus, serrano ham, avocado, manchego and piquillo peppers. On the sweeter side, caramelized banana pancakes with crunchy hazelnuts ($11) and cinnamon raisin stuffed french toast ($11) round out the menu. A crunchy and spicy fried chicken with maple butter will come with fennel cole slaw and fries ($13).

On the cocktail front, the popular hibiscus margarita appears alongside new brunch sips including a bloody chancho ($11) with bacon infused reposado tequila, house bloody mary mix, and a “tico”rashi rim—Schlow’s riff on the Asian spice mixture, togarashi–made with sea salt, chile de arbol, cayenne, coriander and lime zest. Two coffee cocktails include the mommy’s happy ($10), inspired by travels to Spain, made with Patrón XO Café, Frangelico, Nescafé, iced coffee and milk; and the good morning ($10) made with Patrón XO Café Dark Cocoa, Bailey’s, iced coffee, cream and cinnamon.”

08/01/14 11:15am

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14th and N St, NW

Thanks to all who sent emails about Popeyes closing. We knew it was coming when we saw La Villa closed next door in early June. Fear not Popeyes fans – they’ll reopen in 2-3 months across the street at 1322 14th St, NW (between B Too and The Pig.)

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You can see details about the new project here: 1313-1317_14th_St_NW (PDF)

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Rendering via Douglas Development:

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1313-1317 14th Street, NW

08/01/14 10:40am

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Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the founder of 10 Square Team and is affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. 10 Square Team is a popville.com advertiser. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1243 10th St NW
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Street Basement: No Ownership: Fee Simple
Square Footage per tax record: 1662
Original List Price: $875,000.
List Price at Contract: $799,000.
List Date: 2/4/2014
Days on Market: 96
Settled Sales Price: $760,000.
Seller Subsidy: $22,121.
Settlement Date: 7/21/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No

Original GDoN post is: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

Last week, Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) looked at a house on 10th Street on the other side of the city. You can see the link to that post here. The Capitol Hill 10th St house similarly had no basement, no off street parking, and was a couple hundred square feet larger. Both homes sold with a substantial seller subsidy (with the current subject property having a subsidy double that of the Capitol Hill sale).

Although this home was originally priced similarly to last week’s GDoN-R home, it did not go under contract until the list price came down to just below $800,000. Whereas the other home was on the market for 9 days, this one was out there for over three months (which, in normal markets is probably a pretty reasonable amount of time, but in the DC market, where listing time is calculated in dog years, that is kind of a long time.)

For whatever reason, it is not unusual to see fee simple house homes in Capitol Hill selling higher than their counterparts in similar neighborhoods in NW. On the flip side, the price per square foot for condos is significantly higher on the NW side of the city compared to The Hill, probably because there simply are more condo sales in NW.

Gina Carvana of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage listed the home. No buyer agent was reported in the multiple listing system.

08/01/14 10:05am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user ianseanlivingston

Thanks to @vplus for tweeting us the news:

“@PoPville breaking lunch news — Shophouse coming to Union Station. (h/t @robinlasher5001)”

News this big can’t wait until lunch!

ShopHouse will follow the successful June opening of Shake Shack in Union Station. Updates when they get closer to opening.

And in other ShopHouse news – don’t forget every Sunday in August, Capital Bikeshare members get a free bowl.

08/01/14 9:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

08/01/14 8:33am

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred in the 1300 block of Columbia Road, Northwest.

On Thursday, July 31, 2014, at approximately 5:20 am, members from the Third District responded to a call for an aggravated assault in the 1300 block of Columbia Road, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located one adult female unconscious and unresponsive and another with non-life threatening injuries. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported one victim to a local hospital. The decedent was subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.

The decedent has been identified as 54 year-old Tajuana Lynn Hooks.

On Thursday, July 31, 2014, at approximately 6:06 pm, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Homicide Branch arrested 30 year-old Keiva Hooks of Northwest, Washington, DC, charging her with Second Degree Murder While Armed in connection to this homicide.”

07/31/14 10:05pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Paul Sirajuddin

Congrats to PoPville pick calvinandhobos with:

“And there, in the middle of the labyrinth, stood the congressman: half man, half bullshit.”

Congrats to PoP pick anonymous with:

“New “get to know your government” educational course proves less popular than expected.”

Honorable mention to Hungry with:

“Worst networking event ever.”

Winners and honorable mention, please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail for your shirts, tote bags or onesies.

07/31/14 10:02pm

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“Pulled this from my garden in Brookland”

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“Select produce from my vegetable garden in Hill East”

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“Awesome garden haul from 12th and G SE!”

If you have a great haul, beautiful tomato or something like that, send an email and a couple photos to princeofpetworth(at)gmail with your neighborhood and garden haul in the subject line and I’ll pick a few winners a week (free PoPville t-shirt or tote bag.)