This unit is located at 301 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. The listing says:

“Boutique Luxury Building located in Mount Vernon Square across from Capitol Crossing. This pristine modern 2BR 2BA corner unit offers unique floor to ceiling rounded windows and exposed duct work throughout the 1,400 sq. ft. of interior space. The Sonata offers a concierge, gym, and an expansive shared roof deck with views of the Capitol Dome and Washington Monument. 1 Garage Space, In unit W/D”


You can see more photos here.

This 1410 sq. ft. 2 bed/2 bath is going for $765,000 ($873 monthly fee.)


This rental is located at 811 4th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Fresh paint, metro = 4 blocks, Penn Quarter, GW Law school, City Center, restaurants & shops all close! hardwood floor in living area, carpet in bedroom(s) – den can be converted to bedroom. reserved covered parking. tenant pays electric only. 24 hr concierge, fitness room + fab roof deck. 3% rent increase after each year.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,000/Mo.


This rental is located at 428 M Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“New Historic Row House Renovation with private entrance! Be the first to live in this unique open floor plan in the heart of DC! Perfect for live/work lifestyle. Spacious, gourmet kitchen, den/office, 2 fireplaces. Live near it all! 5 min walk to Mt. Vernon Sq Metro, Convention Center & Shopping. 92 points on Walkscore! Next to I-395 ramp.”


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This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,150/Mo.

801 K Street, NW

Heads up Apple… From an email:

“The Carnegie Library building on Mt. Vernon Square was temporarily closed on September 23, 2016.

Events DC, the manager of the Carnegie Library where the Historical Society is located, identified mold in two areas of the building. Events DC will continue further testing and conduct proper remediation to ensure the safety of the historic building. Please contact 202-249-3000, for all questions related to the building. (more…)

801 K Street, NW

This is a multiple reader request (apologies for the delay). The Washington Post reported on Wednesday:

“Representatives from Apple have proposed opening a flagship store and events center in one of the District’s most prominent and historic buildings, the Carnegie Library in Mount Vernon Square…

Its protected status, however, has made it difficult to re-use. A stint as local history museum lasted barely a year. A planned music museum there never opened. And the International Spy Museum initially planned to move in but opted instead for L’Enfant Plaza after its plans were turned away by the city’s historic preservation panel.”

The story also notes that current resident, the Historical Society of Washington D.C., will remain in the building too until at least 2098. Anyway, what do you think – good idea or bad idea? Regardless of how you feel, do you think it will really happen or at least has a chance? Or should we still hold out hope for somewhere in the U Street Corridor? The Wharf? Where do you think the next Apple store would fit best in the District?

655 K Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending the update on Pie360. Anyone happen to take a taste today? What’s the early word?

Pie 360 was created to serve delicious food with all fresh ingredients in a fast casual atmosphere. Using the experience & recipes from our Coal Fire Restaurants, we will be able to bring our aged dough, three uniquely flavorful sauces & top it off with our mozzarella cheese made in house daily. We hope you will enjoy the experience of building your personal pizza & salad or choosing from one of our newly created panini’s.

Check out their menu here.

via google maps

From MPD:

“Robbery Force and Violence (CLOSED CASE) 400 K ST NW. Our complainant reported to First Police District Units that this morning at approximately 10:00 AM while walking in the 400 block of K ST NW she was passed by two individuals. As they passed the two turned abruptly and attacked her from the rear, punching her to the face and taking her bag. The complainant received facial injuries as a result and was transported to a local area hospital for treatment. Both suspects fled the scene on foot and witnesses flagged down a passing 3D Cruiser who immediately voiced a lookout for the two suspects running, both with backpacks. 1D Units quickly converged on the area and a full canvass was being performed when the two suspects were spotted that matched the description and both were stopped at the corner of 5th and Massachusetts Ave. NW. 1D Detectives responded and coordinated investigative efforts and as a result both suspects were positively identified as those that Robbed and assaulted our victim. The suspects were identified as juvenile males who did not live in our 1D Community. (more…)


From an email:

“The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is excited to announce Chefs Take a Stand to End Domestic Violence (CTAS) is back! CTAS not your average gala: the food is delicious – the attire is comfortable – the speeches are few. Come for the food, stay for the cause, and leave knowing you did your part to help end domestic violence this October.

Featuring a selection of DC’s best chefs, mixologists, and craft brewers this event will mark the end of Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

You can learn more here.”

stop work
111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

A reader reports:

“The Douglas Development building on Mass between NJ and 2nd St NW had 4 large digital signs installed over the past 2 weeks. Noticed a stop work order on them today.”

Washington Business Journal reported in May:

“Douglas, the owner of 111 Massachusetts Ave. NW, has filed plans with the District to construct a 95,400-square-foot addition and undertake “significant renovations to the building in order to update and improve” its architecture and street presence.”