“Georgetown Dinette has reopened under new management but Harry still owns the building and pops in and out on a regular basis. I live in the neighborhood and walked by and decided to try the gyro special tonight and it was the absolute best gyro I have ever eaten. The owners, Nasser and Josh, were giving away free sliders tonight (first come first serve, they won’t last long) and they were equally amazing. They mentioned they may be open late a few nights a week, which is a plus. This place is worth a visit, definitely a new gem in Georgetown.”
Back in March it looked like there was some progress at Taqueria Habanero coming to 14th and Quincy St, NW near Red Derby and Lyman’s. Sadly, the coming soon/viene pronto sign has been removed and it doesn’t look like much work was completed if any. I had high hopes for this spot so hopefully I’m wrong.
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Featured Property: 130 10th St SE
Legal Subdivision: Capitol Hill
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Capitol Hill
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Street Basement: No Ownership: Fee Simple
Square Footage per tax record: 1872 Original List Price: $869,000. List Price at Contract: $869,000.
List Date: 5/29/2014
Days on Market: 9 Settled Sales Price: $845,000.
Seller Subsidy: $10,000.
Settlement Date: 7/15/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
This Capitol Hill rowhome close to Lincoln Park was on the market in February listed at $799,000., only to be removed from the market a week later. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the reason for the short initial listing period, but remember all that snow we had this winter? The home listed again in the Spring, $69,000. higher than previously.
There was some discussion in the comments on the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post about the note in the listing that the property is being sold “AS IS”. Although often seen on distressed listings, having a seller explicitly state that they prefer an AS IS sale does not necessarily equate to something being materially wrong with the property. In a market with less than two months supply of active listing inventory (six months is generally considered a balanced market), it is not unusual for sellers to negotiate this term.
An AS IS contract on a property usually allows for a General Inspection Contingency. The General Inspection Contingency differs from the full blown Inspection Contingency in that the purchaser still conducts an inspection and the expectation of further negotiation over items requiring repair is removed. Following inspection, the purchaser either chooses to continue with the contract or walk.
The listing agent was Jenn Smira of Lindsay Reishman Real Estate, Inc. There was no buyer agent information reported for the transaction.
Tasty bit of Friday morning scuttlebutt for ya – word is some Portuguese flame-grilled chicken could be headed toward the western end of H Street, NE. If it turns out anything like the last Nando’s this will be a great addition. Updates when/if more info is known.
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“On today’s date, at approximately 5:55 A.M., an unknown suspect followed a complainant into his home. The suspect then displayed a black handgun and demanded the complainant’s wallet. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot towards 32nd St NW. The lookout is for a black male, medium complexion, approximately 6′ in height with an athletic build, wearing all black clothing, approximately 30-35 years of age, and with a mustache. There was no physical injury to the victim. If you witnessed this subject or have any further information, please call the Metropolitan Police at 202-727-9099.
The reported offense occurred in the 3100 block of Oliver St., NW.”
I’ve always been fascinated by this bar turned church and since long vacant on Georgia Ave. And I’ve said to myself when this storefront gets renovated – it will mean this section of Georgia Ave will begin to be revitalized. So I did a triple take when I saw the signage above (covering the small Jesus lettering) announcing funding for a new project. Anyway it got me thinking about other symbolic revitalization spots that had been long vacant like the Wonder Bread Factory, Howard Theatre, the Boilermaker Building, Uline arena and others. So what renovated or soon to be renovated vacant building most represents DC’s revitalization to you?