From MPD:

“On Saturday, December 20, 2014, at approximately 4:30p.m., Third District Mountain Bike officers were flagged down by a witness who observed a female suspect take numerous mail packages from several homes in the 1900 block of 13th Street, NW.

The Third District Mountain Officers canvassed the area and was able to locate and stop the female suspect in the 1300 block of T Street, NW. After further investigation the female suspect was arrested and charged with numerous counts of Theft and receiving stolen property.

Thanks to the quick action of one of your neighbors we were able to make the arrest!!”

1340 Wallach Place Northwest

This rental is located at 1340 Wallach Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Designer’s Home, Restored & Remodeled to Perfection, 2bd/2.5ba w/ PARKING & Basement, 2,050sf. 2 FP’s, Art Lighting, Dual Zoned HVAC, Original Radiators, Original Hardwood Flrs, New Wood Windows, Rosewood built in Book Cases & Desk, Sound System, Exposed Brick, Flagstone Patio w/ Fountain. Kitchen: Solid Wood Cabinets, Brazilian Granite, Prof SS Appliance. Spa Baths.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $4,500/Mo.

Creme 2436 14th Street, NW
2436 14th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve got to ask if any in the community have anything good to offer about the somewhat-recently-relocated restaurant, Creme. I had very modestly moderate hopes when they opened that they might be a go-to neighborhood restaurant. But middling Yelp reviews, a nearly constantly empty restaurant (I walk/bike by multiple times a day and even at peak times it is often nearly completely empty), and a less-than-inviting decor have kept me away. Any fans out there? Or will UMD researchers discover it’s lackluster Yelp reviews are indeed indicative of an imminent demise?”

Ed. Note: It always seems crowded when I walk by during weekend brunch hours. You can see Creme’s menus here.

Gallagher & Graham Grand Opening
1939 12th St, NW just south of U Street

From an email:

Gallagher & Graham are happy to announce the soft opening of their store at 1939 12th Street NW.

Please join us starting at 11am on Friday, December 12th to view check out the new space and buy your favorite wines and liquors.

We will be serving tastings of several sustainable wines and offering them for sale at a discounted rate.”

Regular hours are:

M-F 11am-10 pm
Sat 10 am – 10 am
Sun 11 am – 6 pm

974-Florida-Avenue-Northwest-e1408898806474

Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the founder of 10 Square Team and is affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. 10 Square Team is a popville.com advertiser. 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. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 974 Florida Ave NW
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: U Street Corridor
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Basement: No Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $499,852.
List Price at Contract: $499,852.
List Date: 08/22/2014
Days on Market: 73
Settled Sales Price: $493,000.
Seller Subsidy: $13,000.
Settlement Date: 11/25/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The 900 block of Florida Ave NW is one of the parts of that street that is disjointed from the rest of Florida Ave. You’d find it if you were heading south on Sherman Ave NW, where you’d be facing this group of compact alley sized rowhomes. Not far off U Street, the area is populated with other small scale rowhomes, as well as some moderately sized and some large condo buildings that have arisen since the early 2000s.

Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) reported on the sale of the house next door to the subject property back in 2012. You can click the link here to read a bit about the value history for the block. You can also check out the MLS history of prices on this block since 2000 here.

The listing agent was Gerard Diruggiero with Urban Land Company, Inc. David Bediz with Keller Williams Capital Properties (per the disclosure above, Mr. Bediz is affiliated with the same brokerage company as he author of this post) represented the buyer in this transaction.

1326 T Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1326 T Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Renovated Brick Row house w/ 3 Bedrooms & 1.5 baths in the heart of U Street corridor! Minutes to the U Street & Shaw-Howard Metro stops! Beautiful hardwood floors! Updated kitchen & bath! Wood burning fireplace! Available now! $40 app fee per adult over 18 yrs, security deposit & 1st month rent must be certified funds. Include copies of driver’s licenses &1 month pay stubs for each applicant.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $3,800/Mo.