From a press release:
Today, Tuesday, May 21st, twelve Adams Morgan restaurants will serve savory and sweet tastes during a culinary neighborhood tour called Taste of Adams Morgan. All proceeds of the event will be donated to Mary’s Center, a community health center founded and headquartered in Adams Morgan.
Taste destinations include: Meskerem, Mellow Mushroom, Rumba Café, La Fourchette, Madam’s Organ, Bardia’s New Orleans Café, Bossa Bistro, Chief Ike’s, Madam’s Organ, El Tamarindo, Millie & Al’s, Town Tavern, Pi Pizzeria.
“We’re thrilled to have an opportunity to support Mary’s Center in its twenty-fifth year of operation,” said Sefika Kurt, proprietor of A Little Shop of Flowers. “Mary’s Center precedes nearly all of the restaurants participating in this event. It is an anchor in this community, and we’re grateful for the high-caliber services it offers.”
To participate in Taste of Adams Morgan, purchase four ($20) or seven ($30) taste tickets today at A Little Shop of Flowers (2421 18th Street), Toro Mata (2410 18th Street), or Wise Owl Club (2010 18th Street). Those who already bought tickets online can pick them up at A Little Shop of Flowers between 4:00 and 7:00 pm. Each ticket may be redeemed for one pre-fix savory or sweet “taste” at participating restaurants.
The event will take place from 4:30-8:00pm.
1825 18th Street, NW
Cajun Experience closed in mid-July 2012 at 1825 18th St, NW. In Aug. 2012 we noted the space was for lease. Now I’m hearing Jackie Greenbaum of Jackie’s in Silver Spring and El Chucho in Columbia Heights – is likely opening up a new restaurants here. Details are scarce but more info if/when it becomes available.
1800 block of 18th Street, NW
Not sure if you were aware, but Lauriol Plaza has recently taken over a good chunk of 18th Street to use for their valet parking. There are temporary “no parking” signs up dated until 2014 in front of the restaurant, probably covering about 6-8 spots.
I think that is ridiculous.
Parking is tough enough in the neighborhood, this is only making it worse.
Ed. Note: On Friday a reader wrote about valet parking abuses in Chinatown.
That’s quite a loose interpretation of temporary…
Early this morning, at approximately 3:00 AM, 3 suspects in a gray or silver Dodge approached 2 citizens with a gun in the 2300 block of Ontario Rd. NW, and demanded their money. One of the citizens resisted the demands by the suspects and was shot in the upper back by one of the suspects. All 3 suspects then fled in their vehicle northbound on Ontario Rd. NW. Nothing was obtained during the robbery. The injured citizen was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for his injuries, and is considered to be in fair condition. The second citizen was not injured. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Third District Detective’s office on 202-673-6915 or 202-727-9099.
“Shooting (230am) – unit blk S St NE – male shot in head, treated & transported to trauma center, life threatening”
Update from MPD:
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the Unit block of S Street, Northeast.
On Saturday, May 18, 2013 at approximately 3:20 am, units from the Fifth District responded to the sound of gunshots report in the Unit block of S Street, Northeast. Upon their arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent is identified as 21-year-old Dontel Price of Northeast, Washington, DC.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.
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Featured Property: 1842 California St NW #8B
Legal Subdivision: Kalorama
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Kalorama
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1
Condo fee: $171/month
Living Area Square Footage per Tax Record: 398
Original List Price for most recent listing: $299,000.
List Price at Contract: $299,000.
List Date: 3/2/2013
Days on Market: 46
Settled Sales Price: $290,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0
Settled Price per Square Foot: $729.
Settlement Date: 05/13/2013
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Original GDoN post is: here.
The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, open the link above and click on the camera icon to scroll through pics.
There are records of property listings for this condo building that go back as far as 1995 (the current multiple listing service has only been in existence since the mid-1990’s). Back in the day, nearly two decades ago, units in this building were pricing around $150. per square foot, which would put a unit this size at close to $60,000. Interest rates at that time were averaging around 7.85% for a 30year fixed, so a monthly PITI (principal, interest taxes, and insurance) payment (with 20% down) would have been around $276. (or, adjusted for inflation, about $421.00 in 2013 dollars)
At the current pricing, with 20% down and an interest rate more than 4 percentage points lower (Zillow’s mortgage calculator is currently quoting 3.48%), the monthly PITI would run approximately $1269. The listing reports that this unit has a monthly condo fee of $171.
At the pivotal height of the real estate bubble in 2005, this particular unit sold for $295,000. Interest rates at that time were averaging around 5.75%. At that rate, with 20% down, the monthly PITI would look more like $1632.
These numbers are approximate and are from online mortgage calculators. Taxes have been adjusted for the current DC property tax rate. Interest rates are subject to fluctuation and relate to the borrower’s overall credit picture. Different loan products (such as a lower down payment) may require additional costs, such as mortgage insurance. A good place to start if you’re thinking about buying is to have a conversation with a mortgage professional about options.
The listing agents were Edward Poutier and Stewart Coleman of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Fleur Howgill of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.
Rendering courtesy of Peterson Companies
Back in Feb. we noted demo had started at the old Ontario Theatre on the corner of 17th and Columbia Rd, NW. A lot of readers have written in asking if the project has stalled. Yesterday I was told by their PR team:
“Vertical construction is set to begin in the fall, with expected completion in spring 2015.”
They also provided the rendering above which is slightly different than the one we looked at in January. Their full press release says:
The project will include 80 residential homes and 9,000 SF of retail. This is the first residential development for the Peterson Companies in the District of Columbia. “We believe in the economic vitality of the District of Columbia and are excited about investing our resources to create a beautifully designed residential and retail community in the Adams Morgan neighborhood,” said Stuart Prince, Senior Vice President – Residential at Peterson Companies.
The $30 million mixed-use project will commence vertical construction in the fall of 2013 with completion scheduled for spring 2015. Condominium homes will be available in studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans, and will include gourmet kitchens, private balconies, hardwood floors, underground parking, and walk-in closets. Residents will enjoy access to a common rooftop terrace with stunning views of downtown Washington and the National Mall.
The building is being designed by The Eisen Group of Washington, DC, and draws inspiration from Adams Morgan’s rich architectural history of art deco residential blocks, while distinguishing itself with contemporary features that speak to newer, industrial-styled buildings. The proposed design will also incorporate certain art deco elements from the old Ontario Theatre, including a corner canopy, poster cases, and the “coming attractions” marquee signs.
McWilliams Ballard will manage residential sales with homes available for purchase in early 2014. Peterson Companies will handle the retail leasing and management.
2477 18th Street, NW
Back in early April a reader told us about Federal Restaurant and Lounge coming to the former Saki/District space from the owners of Floriana. Looks like they’ll be opening any day now:
Also down the street – Mediterranean Spot now has signage up at their second location coming to the former Carribou Coffee/Uptowner Cafe space at 2421 18th St, NW. They also are located at 15th and U St, NW.
2421 18th Street, NW
2360 Champlain Street, NW
Eden condos will have:
“18 units total there are 11 two-bedrooms, 7 one-bedrooms, private parking spots, outdoor spaces and well insulated Windsor Pinnacle Clad windows to deafen city noise.”
You can see their floorplans here.
Rendering courtesy of Eden
Full press release after the jump. (more…)
2418 18th Street, NW
Back in March we saw a sign for Kabob Diner – coming soon to the former Shawarma Spot space. Turns out that plan was scratched and Shawarma Spot has reopened with a new menu including kebabs. Looking forward to giving them a try:
Today 2450 18th Street, NW is home to Shenanigans.
2435 18th Street, NW
Back in Aug. 2012 Toledo Lounge had closed for renovations. In Feb. 2013 we learned the space would be renamed Libertine. I noticed a new awning went up on Saturday and was previously told that this was holding up there opening. Apparently there was a debate about the size of the awning or something like that. Anyway, should be opening very soon. Looking forward to seeing what the inside looks like.
This rental is located at 2611 Adams Mill Road, NW:
The listing says:
“Cozy true 1 BR apartment steps from shops and restaurants and walk to Woodley Metro. Small pets OK with $20/pet/month extra rent. $40/app fee/adult. Certified security deposit check required with app. L&F application in docs. Section 8 applicants welcome.”
This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,650/Mo.
This unit is located at 2305 18th Street, NW:
The listing says:
“Sell your car and live in the heart of Adams Morgan. Terrific 2 BR overlooking all the action. Zip Car at your door. Great floor plan for entertaining. Hardwood floors, updated kitchen, washer and dryer in unit as well as a gas fireplace. Why rent when you can own this classic? Pet friendly building. Great value.”
You can see more photos here.
This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $375,000 ($333 monthly fee.)
This condo is located at 1480 Harvard Street, NW:
The listing says:
“CONTRACT FELL THROUGH – LAST & BEST NOW AVAILABLE! Gorgeous 2-level 2BR/2BA PH that’s sun-filled w/ 3-sides of light, hardwood floors, marble Kitchen & Baths, walk-in showers, large shelved closets, recessed lighting, cathedral ceilings, solid doors, HUGE PRIVATE ROOFDECK. Condo fees/tax subject to change. 3 BLOCKS TO METRO – GREAT LOCATION!”
You can see a virtual tour here.
This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $729,900 ($172 monthly fee.)
Ed. Note: We looked at this house as a GDoN revisited before it was split into condos back in Feb.
On April 27, 2013, at approximately 2:17 A.M., five suspects attacked several citizens in the 1900 block of Calvert Street, NW. The suspects assaulted the citizens by punching them. During the attack, one of the citizens was robbed of his cellphone and wrist watch.
Several minutes later, the same five suspects attempted to rob a second victim about a block away. The suspects demanded the victim’s watch. When the victim did not immediately comply, the suspects began punching him. The suspects were unable to obtain the victim’s watch, and fled the scene.
A short time later, members of the Metropolitan Police Department stopped three of the suspects. Two of the suspects had fled in an unknown direction and remain at large. After a preliminary investigation was completed, the suspects were arrested and charged with Robbery and Assault with Intent to Rob. The victim’s wrist watch was recovered during the on-scene investigation.
Anyone with additional information regarding these crimes is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department on (202) 727-9099.
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