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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: 1326 Hamlin St NE
Legal Subdivision: Brookland
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brookland
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Drvwy/Off Str Basement: Yes, unfinished Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $450,000.
List Price at Contract: $450,000.
List Date: 8/29/2014
Days on Market: 16
Settled Sales Price: $440,000.
Seller Subsidy: $5,000.
Settlement Date: 10/3/14
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

The Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC is located in the near NE quadrant of the city. With comparatively large lots, and detached bungalows, colonials, and farm style houses, Brookland has the character of an established suburb within the transportation matrix of the city. Commercial development is active in the area with the Monroe Street Market, and several new restaurants in the vicinity of village-like 12th Street NE.

There are currently a total of 10 active listings for single family houses in Brookland, ranging in list price from $135,000. (auction starting price) to $999,990. There have been a total of 36 settled sales of detached homes in the neighborhood since March 1, 2014. Settled sales prices ranged from $195,000. to $921,000.

The listing agent was Kymber Lovett-Menkiti of Keller Williams Capital Properties (per disclosure above, the same brokerage as the writer). John Bratton of Bratton Realty represented the buyer in this transaction.

Portland Flats building at 655 Michigan Ave, NE

From a press release:

“The Bozzuto Group, a Greenbelt, Md.-based real estate services company, today announced that health-conscious, quick-serve restaurant Hälsa will join Monroe Street Market. Monroe Street Market is a multi-phase, mixed-use development located on five city blocks in Washington, D.C., immediately adjacent to the Brookland-CUA Metro station, and across the street from Catholic University.

Largely inspired by owner Emily Gaines’s global travels and experience with nourishing traditions surrounding food and health, Washington, D.C.-based Hälsa will bring local and sustainably sourced food to a 1,500-square-foot location in Monroe Street Market’s Portland Flats building. Construction is underway and the restaurant is expected to open in late fall.

Hälsa’s menu will promote a diet based on in-season, all natural, nutrient dense foods. The restaurant will feature locally sourced ingredients from D.C. area based farms such as Tree and Leaf, Next Step Produce, Eco-Friendly Foods, and The Farm at Sunnyside.

Hälsa will offer a variety of nutritious, high quality food options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, six days a week. The menu will include: (more…)

3522 12th Street, NE

Changes continue for Little Ricky’s which closed for summer vacation back in July. A liquor license placard has gone up under the trade name Gin Rummy stating they wish to:

“Request a class change from Retailer Class “C” Restaurant to Retailer Class “C” Tavern.”

A reader sends word after a bit of sleuthing that it: “does not look a change in ownership, just another change of restaurant type. I tried to peek inside, but didn’t see much. Bar is still in-tact, but all tables have been ripped out with quite a few wires hanging about (which would lead me to think they’re doing a decent gut-job.”

1405 Newton Street Northeast

This house is located at 1405 Newton Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Meticulously renovated and deeply loved Brookland Bungalow. From the house-wide, tree-top front porch to the stunningly renovated kitchen and on to the private backyard oasis, this house is THE ONE you’ve been waiting for. Come see for yourself at the first open house Sunday Oct 5th 1-4 pm. Full house video on Youtube”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $599,000.


A few readers pass on the following email:

“My son, Joe Madden, has been missing since Monday. Joe is 23, about 6’1″ and 170lbs. Hazel eyes. Last seen in NE Washington, DC on Monday morning Sept 29 around 10:30 am. We have filed a police report but there’s nothing else the police can do. None of his friends have heard from him since Sunday. He doesn’t have his phone with him.

If you have seen him or have any information that might help us find him, please let me know. And share widely. Help.


From MPD:

“Missing Person Critical

The below listed person is a critical missing person by the Metropolitan Police Department. If you have seen this person, please call the CIC at 202-727-9099 and provide the below CCN number.

CCN: 14-150-689
Joseph Madden

Last seen in the 1000 block of Kearney Street, Northeast on September 29, 2014.”


art under stars

From an email:

Art Under the Stars is a collaboration between Monroe Street Market, Arts Walk at Monroe Street, Union Kitchen and Listen Local First. This evening of food, beer, music, art and theater is a celebration of all things DC and all things Fall.

Date: Saturday October 4th
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Monroe Street Market, 625 Monroe Street NE

FREE but reserve your drink tickets here.

Alcohol and food will be brought to you by Union Kitchen and Members. The vendors will include: B.LinCatering, Milk Cult, Motisola, Haute Saison Catering, Popcorn Queens, The Capital Candy Jar, and Timber Pizza Company.

Blind Pug Arts Collective,a DC based collective of theatre artists will host an afternoon of live outdoor theater. Plays will be written by Katherine Clair, Robert Montenegro, and Timothy Guillot, and directed by Linda Lombardi.

Following the theater performance Listen Local First will present an evening of Funk, Rock, Reggae and Afrobeat featuring the amazing Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band. Joe Keyes and his band will “takes audiences back to the days of Miles Davis and early P-Funk, when big bands were lead by strong forces of individuals.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District announced a suspect has been arrested in connection with multiple burglaries that occurred in the Fifth and Fourth District.

Following an investigation, on Thursday, September 25, 2014, 18-year-old, Jonathan Stover of Northeast, Washington, DC, was charged in connection with these offenses.

· Sunday, June 15, 2104: Burglary II in the 1900 block of Bennett Place, NE (Fifth District)

Monday, September 1, 2104: Burglary I in the1200 block of Franklin Street, NE (Fifth District)
Friday, September 5, 2104: Burglary II in the 1800 block of H Place, NE (Fifth District)
Friday, September 12, 2104: Burglary II in the 6800 block of 6th Street, NW (Fourth District)
Saturday, September 13, 2104: Burglary II in the 5200 block of Chillum Place, NE (Fourth District)
Monday, September 15, 2104: Burglary II in the 500 block of 23rd Street, NE (Fifth District)
Sunday, September 21, 2104: Burglary I in the 1800 block of E Street, NE (Fifth District)
Thursday, September 25, 2104: Burglary II in the 800 block of 20th Street, NE (Fifth District)”