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 Smartcharts by Showingtime). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 913 11th St NE

Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #1
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $575,000.
List Price at Contract: $575,000.
List Date: 09/18/2016
Days on Market: 8
Settled Sales Price: $600,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 10/17/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listings can be seen here: here.

The original Good Deal or Not post for this South of Florida Ave (do we still say So Flo?) house in NE near H Street…in need of a bit of work…drew a total of 46 comments. (more…)


“Dear PoPville,

I live a block off of H Street NE. The city has been towing cars either blocking street car tracks or parked in street sweeping spots to our block and leaving them here. And it seems people can’t find their cars because weeks later and they are still here! Also, a few blocks away at my kids’ school, there is a car that was towed from one tow zone to another and now has a stack of tickets on the windshield. I’m certain that these people aren’t intentionally leaving their cars for weeks at a time… including with an open window in the rain. I’m pretty sure this happened to a couple in the spring. They reported the car stolen only to find out it was towed.”

1212 H Street, NE

From an email:

“Join Opera on Tap this Monday night at Vendetta, for some great big, beautiful voices singing some great, big and beautiful songs!! Oh, and there are some tasty beverages to enjoy while taking in the sights and sounds. Come on out!!!

When: Monday, 10/17 from 7-9:30pm
Tickets: FREE! (donations graciously accepted, though!)
Who’s performingMelissa Chavez, Nick Carratura, Elliot Matheny, Mary Ellen Brennen, Julia Kermott, and Dave Chavez
Opera on Tap is a non-profit organization whose mission is to break down the stereo-type that opera is a stuffy or elitist art form by bringing it to bars. Local singers let their hair down and bring you into what feels like an after hours back stage party, singing some of opera’s best known and little known pieces in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.”

1341 H Street, NE

Good news late night noshers! From an email:

“We wanted to let you know that Fry Brothers will be opening as a permanent pop-up this Friday at Star and Shamrock on H Street NE. We’ll be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm-3am. We’ll be operating out of Bullfrog’s bagel bar space, and Star and Shamrock will be selling “Belgian Combos” featuring a cone of our fries and a beer.”

Ed. Note: Bullfrog Bagels is open from 7 am to 1 pm.

Check out the menu after the jump. (more…)


From an email:

“MD Blue Crab Feast w/ Founders Brewing
3 PM on Saturday, October 15th
@ Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar
1104 H Street NE
Food Prepared by Chef Ryan Gordon of The Queen Vic
Large MD Blue Crabs, pork belly potato salad, corn, sausage, jalepeno cheesy grits, & more
$60 All-You-Can-Eat, All-You-Can-Drink (from the kegs)
1 keg Founders Breakfast Stout
1 keg Founders PC Pils
1 keg Founders All Day IPA
Tickets available here.


10th and H Street, NE

More info on Ben’s Upstairs taking over the TEN 01 space from a press release:

“Ben’s Upstairs, the newest full-service dining experience from the family that brought D.C. the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl and the now 8 year old Ben’s Next Door is now open at 1001 H Street, NE. The space sits above Ben’s Chili Bowl H Street and was formerly occupied by TEN 01.

courtesy Ben’s Upstairs

The restaurant is owned by the Ben Ali Family and features new dishes such as stuffed yucca with gouda and guava sauce; a flash-fried oyster po-boy with citrus aioli, garden lettuce and concasse; and whole fried snapper served with coconut mojo and plantains reflecting the Caribbean and Southern influences of the Ali Family’s heritage. The extensive bar offerings include signature cocktails and craft beers on tap. (more…)

1025 H Street, NE

Thanks to a reader for sending word about the coming soon signs for Two Boots Pizza. Their website now says “opening 2017”.

Two Boots — named for the geographical shapes of Italy and Louisiana — was born in the East Village, at 37 Avenue A, on June 24th, 1987. Original partners Doris Kornish & Phil Hartman (indie filmmakers who loved Cajun food and culture – Phil having opened the Great Jones Café, a Cajun juke joint, in 1983), teamed up with local developer John Touhey, to create the original Two Boots Restaurant, a family-friendly, full-service restaurant specializing in Cajun-Italian cooking.The immediate success of Two Boots can be traced to a slew of small miracles: we inherited beautiful, indestructible terrazzo floors from the long-gone Red Lantern Restaurant; our vintage nail-head chairs were a last-minute find on The Bowery; our lovely pink and green tabletops were a black market score from a vintage formica dealer (thank you Suzanne of Second Hand Rose!). The Two Boots menus were graced with illustrations from the illustrious George Schneeman; our store managed by the amazing Lynn Loflin of Monroe, Louisiana; our pizza station manned by rock stars Santo Fazio and Kevin Karam; our bar and floor run by man-myth Kirby and brother Jesse Hartman, who’d go on to fame with Sammy and Laptop; and our core servers broke all kinds of restaurant records for durability and devotion — five years together as a group in a high-turnover industry! — thank you Emily Spray, Marilyn Gold, Darya Panesoff, Lisa Bowman, Mary Hebert and Jessica Gandolf. It definitely took this entire village to raise our restaurant.

Check out their menu here.


RIP North East Beauty Supply:


via google maps

From MPD:

“On October 11, 2016, at approximately 10:30 pm First District officers responded to the 1100 block of I Street, Northeast, in reference to a robbery. Upon arrival, the complainant reports that he was approached by a suspect who asked him for the time. Believing he was about to be robbed, the complainant began running eastbound in the block. The suspect chased after the complainant and stabbed him once in the back. Taken from the complainant were an iphone, wallet, and keys. The complainant was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was last seen fleeing eastbound on I Street, Northeast. The suspect is described as a black male, 30-35 years old, 5’8, short hair, wearing a blue and gray hooded jacket, and jeans.

Anyone with information about this offense is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099. Information can also be sent via text message to 50411.”