02/09/16 3:00pm

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16th and Euclid St, NW

From a press release:

“air Lynch Real Estate Partners (“Jair Lynch”) announced it entered into a 99-year ground lease with Howard University for 2601 16th Street, NW, a property adjacent to Meridian Hill Park. Jair Lynch intends to renovate the now- vacant dormitory into a boutique multifamily housing community. Jair Lynch acquired the rights in September 2015 from Howard University through a competitive process and closed the transaction on December 17, 2015.

The 2601 16th Street, NW building, constructed in 1942, was the site of the first government- owned and -operated hotel built exclusively to house young women who moved to the District during World War II to fill government jobs. Howard University operated it until 2013 as an off- campus dormitory known Meridian Hill Hall. (more…)

2911 Newark Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2911 Newark Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Not your standard cookie cutter DC apartment. This fully renovated 1 bedroom 1 bath unit with period details offers classic warehouse windows, in unit w/d, central air, stainless steel appliances w/gas range, and tons of natural light. Less than 2 blocks from Cleveland Park Metro, grocery stores, restaurants, and major bus lines. Pet friendly. Street parking only. Ready Now. Priced to rent fast.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,995/Mo.

02/09/16 2:20pm

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5501 14th St, NW

The Hilltopian wait continues…

“Dear PoPville,

Do any readers have updates on Swampoodle? The lights were on this morning and lots of equipment was spread out inside but I didn’t see anyone. The sidewalk has been like this for a while now. I know they were having problems with the gas / water hookups. Any progress? This sidewalk condition is a hazard.”

On Dec. 17th Swampoodle wrote on Facebook:

“So the water line will be put in place next week.
However, although the city passed our gas hookup ( in July) we were informed that the gas line had been abandoned. So we need a new gas line to the property. The Poodle has no luck.
We replaced my mothers rosewood table with a bowling alley floor table which actually looks pretty good.
I am very disappointed with the City so if you wish to call Bowser and ask her to get the city to help open this restaurant before I go bankrupt I would appreciate it.

Happy holiday to everyone,
Thanks for your support. m

and in reply to a comment:

“It was months. But I just had to go thru the process.

Then when my gas lines were all in we were approved and they put in the meter then two months later took it out

Then last month came to replace the meter with a residential meter. Then they told me they had closed the line. So f*cked again

Sorry for my language”

02/09/16 2:00pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

Help! Filing A Structural Warranty Claim?

“We have had multiple issues in my condo conversion, mostly related to plumbing. The builder has sent us on wild goose chases claiming the problems to be due to xyz and refusing to fix them when in fact they were often due to improper installations. I recently appear to have a leak in my shower which, after some failed attempts at fixing, turns out to be a bigger issue than I originally thought and might require the entire shower to be pulled out and redone. and which is going to cost plenty.

Prior to this the issues were less expensive to fix, so we just handled them on our own, but given the cost associated with this issue and the inconvenience (not being able to use a shower to shower!) I am going to pursue filing a structural warranty claim. Does anyone have any insights into how I might do so, and tips? Building was registered as an LLC, but builder does appear to have filed a letter with the city for 10% of conversion costs (not sure if the letter is still valid or with DCRA, but building is still under structural warranty period). ”

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02/09/16 1:05pm

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“Dear PoPville,

7th st NW bike lane painted over this morning [Monday], sharrows instead. There goes my safe commute. why? You can see the sharrows and the blacked out bike lane across the street, along with the spray paint guides for the other lane in the foreground. This is the block of 7th between N and O, NW.”

Ed. Note: Looks like it could have something to do with that construction sign in the background – maybe it’s only temporary until the work is completed?

02/09/16 12:35pm

GDon

This unit is located at 1245 13th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Highly desireable condo/rowhouse private entrance to unit on 13th St NW at the corner of N. 2 story condo with 2 bedrooms 2 full baths just every commuters dream. 1 1/2 blocks from Logan Circle super close to Metro. First Open House on Sunday Feb 7th from 12 to 3 pm. Not to be missed!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $495,000 ($744 monthly fee.)

02/09/16 12:05pm

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Thanks to a reader for sending word. Facebook page says:

“We are opening our doors this Thursday the 11th! Come by for a tasting! Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Jinsei Juice is a raw, organic, cold-pressed juice and tonic company based out of Washington, DC. We press, you enjoy the benefits!”

Ed. Note: Fit to be Tan opened back in 2012. They still have a location in Arlington at 3800 Lee Hwy.

1626 u st
1626 U Street, NW

02/09/16 11:35am

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screenshot via live at 9:30

From a press release:

“Launching nationwide on public television this April is a new series unlike any other: “Live At 9:30 Hosted by Squarespace” – an unpredictable, modern-day music variety show.

Off the beaten path in Washington, D.C. is one of the world’s greatest music venues — the 9:30 Club. It’s the most-attended music club of its size in the world – a 1200-person venue where world-famous artists have started their careers, refined their sounds, and played legendary shows. Now it’s home to TV’s most groundbreaking music show.

Each cinematic, one-hour episode of “Live At 9:30” will feature a collection of acts from different genres, interspersed with insightful and entertaining interviews, short films, and comedic bits. In a word: variety; variety that people will be talking about. Filmed unobtrusively with more than a dozen cameras, including hidden GoPros and an airborne cable-cam, “Live At 9:30” will be unlike any music show on TV today. (more…)