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14th and Colorada Ave, NW

Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted word. A reader first reported earlier last week (and others have confirmed they were dark through the weekend):

“Swampoodle’s been closed up tight for at least two nights in a row. I wonder if this is the end for them?”

This one hurts given how long it took Swampoodle to get open.

Their last facebook post was written on Nov. 29th gives no indication that anything was amiss:

“#TACOTUESDAY has arrived! Get three tacos and a margarita for $12 #delicioso”

Updates when more is known.

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5501 14th Street, NW via Swampoodle’s facebook

ruff-ready-popville
4722 14th Street, NW

From Tarek:

“Just in, news from ATTIC DC that Ruff & Ready Furnishings of Upper 14th St will be closing the doors on its brick and mortar location at the end of November. The store was previously located at 14th and T St, NW (now occupied by Taylor Gourmet). It’s the second vintage furniture store once located on bustling 14th to move to a new area and then close up. Hunted House went through a similar evolution. On the up side, Ruff & Ready plans to maintain on online business with well priced vintage, antique and used furniture. Read the full announcement from the store’s owner Bill Troy:

“Ruff & Ready Furnishings will close its location at 4722 14th Street NW, Washington DC on Sunday November 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm. (more…)

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via google maps

Thanks to all who tweeted info to @PoPville while events were unfolding last night.

From MPD:

“Around 7:15 PM, MPD responded to the sounds of gun shots in the 1300 block of Hamilton Street, NW. Officers located the victim on the Hamilton Recreation Center who reported that while he was playing basketball he observed two people opening his backpack. He approached these two people and one of them displayed a handgun. The victim ran off and heard the sounds of gun shots. He also observed one of the people take his backpack and motorized bike. The victim was unharmed and no one reported injuries as a result of the gun shots. The Fourth District Detectives are investigating this case.

If anyone has information, please call the MPD at (202)727-9099 or text at 50411”

carter
Ed. Note: I couldn’t find a photo of Carter Barron in the flickr pool so please enjoy this awesome shot of Lynda Carter by Pablo Raw

“Dear PoPville,

The Carter Barron schedule for 2016 has been released. Looks like the format has changed – no more all-free events, instead weekly concerts benefiting Carter Barron and Rock Creek Park trails. Given how underutilized the Amphitheater has been in recent years (was told by park rangers it was due to sequestration), it’s probably a change for the better.

Shows at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre:

7/30 Darryl Haley presents ROCK THE CITY, a benefit concert in support of Carter Barron Amphitheatre & Rock Creek Park trails (7 – 10 p.m.)

8/6 ROCK THE CITY benefit concert (7 – 10 p.m.)

8/13 ROCK THE CITY benefit concert (7 – 10 p.m.)

8/20 ROCK THE CITY benefit concert (7 – 10 p.m.) (more…)

1202 Decatur Street Northwest

This house is located at 1202 Decatur Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Open Sat 7/2 & Sun 7/3 1-4p. Custom-built masterpiece completely restored w/ 4 fabulous lvls; spectacular chef~s kitchen: tray ceilings, premium SS appliances, granite counters, island,& formal dining area; light-drenched floor plan w/ Anderson windows; family rm w/ FP; hwd flrs; deluxe master suite w/ sitting rm, marble & Travertine tiled bath w/ dual vanities & spa shwr; private outdoor terrace.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,385,500.

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5501 14th Street, NW

At least based on the dozens of emails I got over the weekend that is. Thanks to all who sent word and photos that Swampoodle finally soft opened:

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Another reader reports:

“They say they plan to be open 5-10 pm for dinner starting midweek and will focus on just brunch on the weekend and weekday dinners for now.”

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Check out some of the preview menu after the jump. (more…)

GDoN-R

Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is an associate broker with Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . 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 and/or Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1314 Farragut St NW
Legal Subdivision: 16th Street Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: 16th Street Heights
Bedrooms: 6 Baths: 4.5 Parking: Driveway/Off Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Lot Square Footage: 7085
Original List Price: $1,500,000.
List Price at Contract: $1,275,000.
List Date: 12/18/2015
Days on Market: 138
Settled Sales Price: $1,225,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 05/25/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

Located east of Rock Creek Park between Piney Branch Road and Georgia Ave NW, this renovated detached home started with an ambitious list price of $1,500,000. Commenters to the original GDoN post were skeptical. The home ultimately sold at 82% of original list price. (more…)

Swampoodle
5501 14th Street, NW

Famous last words I know, but it looks for real this time!! Thanks to a reader for sending the Swampoodle update:

“Scuttlebutt to accompany the new photo — my wife bumped into the owner, who said they just got final approval today and should be opening next week. We’re ready to spend $$ there if true.”