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If you will it is no dream Vol. 820. Following a week we willed a Wawa and an indoor competitive Axe Throwing option to the District, I was sure we’d be talking about dog poop and doors this week. Boy was I wrong. (Well the week is young…) But last night around 10pm, while I was too engrossed in Netflix’s Who Murdered Sister Cathy? to post, WDCEP (Washington DC Economic Partnership) tweeted us:

“It’s true! @Wegmans is coming to #DC.”

“Old Fannie Mae HQ!!”

This confirms our first report of a Wegmans possibly coming to the future, former Fannie Mae site back in March.

The Washington Post reports:

“Fannie Mae is scheduled to move out of the complex late next year, clearing the way for Wegmans to open by 2022, according to Richard Lake, founding partner of Roadside Development. The grocery store, which is expected to take up about 80,000 square feet, will be located on the lower level, with an entrance at the back of the building, Lake said.”

And there was great joy in PoPville. STAY TUNED.

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2101 Wisconsin Ave, NW

The Glover House is located on Wisconsin Avenue in the heart of Glover Park, a short walk from Georgetown for entertainment and an easy connection to the Rock Creek Park trail system for recreation. With carefully planned amenities designed to enhance everyday experiences, TGH is a home for those who live, not settle.”

No official mention of the Trader Joe’s yet. (more…)

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There was a lot of speculation after Wegmans “looked doubtful” and when we last spoke about the massive Walter Reed development a few weeks ago. Well here we have it according to the new DC Neighborhood Profiles report from the Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP):

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Update: Thanks to all who sent this link from WBJ:

“The District-based Douglas has filed plans with the D.C. Zoning Commission to construct a mixed-use building on a 2-acre site bounded by Eastern Avenue, Georgia Avenue, Alaska Avenue and Kalmia Road NW in Shepherd Park. The project will include 199 multifamily units over 56,079 square feet of retail, anchored by a new Harris Teeter supermarket, and 271 underground parking spaces.”

Coming to McMillan too – but we knew that.

Also of note – DC’s daytime population is 1,145,482 – I’ve always wondered that!

Anyway, you can read the full report here.

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3830 Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Just wanted to share that rodents have made their way into the “new” Safeway in Petworth. Really unfortunate. I’ve reported it to the city but wanted to share with PoPville.

I was grocery shopping and saw one run right in front​ of​ me across the ​cereal ​aisle​. It ran​ from one bottom shelf to the other​. I was so ​shocked and ​disgusted that I just left my​ half-full grocery cart right there and walked out. I tried to tell customer service on my way out, but there was no one there.​ Also, I figured it was better to report to the city​, as I’m sure Safeway must​ already be aware.

​I moved to Petworth about a week or two before the Safeway opened. I had never been to the “Smelly Safeway” but from what I hear, it was pretty bad! I hope that our new Safeway doesn’t go down the same path.”

Ed. Note: The old store was known as the Stinky Safeway.

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Back in 2010

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Update
from a resident of the Floridian building next door:

“Residents –

I’ve received an email from JBG notifying that they have issued a “Notice to Proceed” to their Contractor(s). 945 Florida Avenue, which abuts the Floridian is now officially under construction.

As for 965 Florida Avenue (Whole Foods, etc.) – MRP Realty is looking to tentatively break ground sometime in the fourth quarter of 2017.”

“Dear PoPville,

Walked by the other day and noticed they finally broke ground at 965 Florida Ave. Thought readers would be interested in this. Still hoping for a Wegmans over Whole Foods but I think that’s a done deal.”

Ed. Note: Whole Foods is a done deal.

Updates as construction progresses. This is across the street from the recently closed Darnell’s and very close to Duffy’s as well as 9:30 Club.

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350 Florida Ave, NE

Gargantuan Grocery Store Week concludes with another crowd favorite – Trader Joe’s!! (We’ve hit the grocery store trifecta this week – Whole Foods, Wegmans and Trader Joe’s, whoever had that ticket can pick up their winnings at Solly’s at 3pm today.) This is the Trader Joe’s we first learned about back in November. The liquor license placard lists hours as 8 am – 10 pm – STAY TUNED!

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800 New Jersey Avenue, SE

As H Street was getting closer to opening, every time I posted I’d get emails asking about Navy Yard’s status. Unfortunately PR was unable to give an opening date so I stopped by last weekend to take a peek. Still a few months to go for sure:

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“Early 2017” may have been a bit ambitious when they announced in 2013 but a ton of progress has been made in the last year:

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Stay tuned.

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Washington Business Journal with the massive potential news:

“Roadside Development is in talks with the popular grocer [Wegmans] to anchor its planned redevelopment of Fannie Mae’s longtime home once it relocates for a new headquarters at Carr Properties’ Midtown Center, according to sources familiar with the situation.”

WBJ also quotes Roadside Development Principal Richard Lake as saying: “We would be very pleased if they became one of our tenants, but I cannot confirm that we have a deal because we just don’t. We’re in conversations with a number of folks.”

Ed. Note: So you’re saying I’ve got a chance?!?!? Good enough for me. Dear God please make this happen.

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