1331 4th St, SE courtesy Forest City

From a press release:

“Washington, D.C. chef Haidar Karoum, formerly the executive chef at D.C. favorites Proof, Estadio and Doi Moi, announces a fall 2017 opening for Chloe, his first solo restaurant project. Chloe will be a showcase of Karoum’s personal culinary journey, including his Lebanese roots and extensive travel around Western Europe and Southeast Asia, all grounded in and linked by the seasonal bounties of the Mid-Atlantic. The restaurant will be located in Arris, a newly completed building at 1331 4th St. SE in The Yards neighborhood.

Rendering Credit: designCASE

Chloe, named for Karoum’s eldest niece, as well as the ancient Greek goddess of agriculture, will be open for dinner seven days a week with weekday lunch and weekend brunch service. The 103-seat interior will feature counter seating for 14 at an open kitchen with another 27 in the bar. An adjacent patio space will feature seating for 32 guests during warm weather months.

“While my cooking is heavily influenced by my Lebanese heritage and travels around the Mediterranean, it’s just as tied to seasonality,” Karoum said. “The food at Chloe will always reflect what’s regionally available from the farmers and purveyors I’ve been working with for the last two decades. I cook with instinct, and do my best to showcase the great work of these growers as simply and cleanly as possible. It would never occur to me to cook any other way.”

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25 Potomac Ave, SE

Not a bad weekend for it! Thanks to a reader for sending the big Bardo news.


“750 seats. Beergarden. Brewery. Next to Nats stadium. On the river. The 2 acres at Bardo feature riverside seating outdoors, a designated dog park and hundreds of bicycle parking spaces.

After 5 years at our Trinidad location on Bladensburg Rd NE, we moved to Navy Yard.”

contes bike shop
1331 4th Street , SE

Another way to burn off all that fast casual coming too! Thanks to a reader for sending from the Arris building. Conte’s website says:

“We are excited to announce that Conte’s Bike Shop will be opening a store in Washington, D.C.! Just like the other Conte’s locations, this location in the Yards will offer bicycles and accessories from prominent brands such as Giant, Liv, Cannondale, BMC and more. Our D.C. location will also stock electric bikes from Stromer, Cannondale, and Giant.”


Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for Popville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with the 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: 1000 New Jersey Ave SE #1205
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Navy Yard
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: On Site Parking for Rent Ownership: Co-op
Square Footage per listing: 696
Original List Price: $324,900. List Price at Contract: $324,900.
Monthly Fee: $1,303.00 Includes real estate taxes, part of mortgage, gym, indoor pool, hot tub, staffed front desk
List Date: 12/03/2016 Days on Market: 5
Settled Sales Price: $324,900.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot: $467.
Settlement Date: 1/27/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

Capitol Hill Tower was one of the first large residential structures built in the Navy Yard area. It began delivery in 2006, prior to Nats Park completion (opened in 2008) and the currently existing retail development. Structured as cooperative ownership, the subject unit’s monthly fee includes real estate taxes, and an underlying mortgage. (more…)

601 L Street SE

This rental is located at 601 L Street, SE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1775 / 416ft2 – Wow! Apply for this Studio Today and Receive 1 & 1/2 Months Free!

With contemporary finishes like stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, stunning private decks, USB ports, and spacious closets it is easy to feel right at home. A quick walk to dining at Barrack’s Row, Nationals Stadium and Capital Hill. The Bixby is perfect choice for city living!

New Building Now Leasing!

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nats park shooting
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

A reader sends this story from NBC Washington:

“Police were called to the Center Field gate just after 10 a.m. for a report of a shooting.

One man was shot in the face, according to police. His current condition is unknown.”

Update from MPD:

“Alert:Shooting at Half & N St. SE .LOF for B/M, 5’3″, 19-20 YOA wearing light brown jacket. L/S S/B on South Capital in a Black Impala”

Rendering courtesy Grosvenor Americas

From a press release:

“Grosvenor Americas (Grosvenor), a property investment and development company, announced today that Roti, a boutique chain of Mediterranean restaurants currently in Illinois, Maryland, Virginia and New York, as well as Washington, DC, signed a lease for 2,414 square feet at its F1RST residential community in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.

Roti specializes in fresh, sustainably sourced food served in a traditional Mediterranean style rich in vegetables, olive oil, wholesome grains and lean protein. Combining a healthy food and simple, traditional recipes, Roti will provide the neighborhood with yet another high-quality restaurant option. (more…)