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Photo courtesy Barracks Row Main Street

From a press release:

“Saturday, September 27, 2014 marks the return of Barracks Row Main Street’s longest running event, the Barracks Row Fall Festival where over 120 booths plus six full hours of stage acts blend urban diversity with the curiosities of small town fairs. There’s no fair like this fair anywhere and its just one week away!

Our event partners and participants include the United States Marine Corps, The Trapeze School DC and the Military Hospitality Alliance – sponsors of the Military Chef’s Cook Off. This year we will feature a “river row” comprised of a dozen booths representing Anacostia River activities available year round: kayaking, ice skating, sailing, new parks for river watching and even volunteering for river maintenance, clean up and counting osprey nests.

Last year’s big hit, the BRMS Fall Festival Beer Garden is back. Located directly across the street from matchbox, 521 8th St, SE, it is produced by Belga, Cava, DC3, matchbox and others. There you can find many St. Pauli Girls, guys in lederhosen along with live music and loads of delicious seasonal dishes to accompany seasonal beers.

Also, for kids, our ever-popular farm animal petting zoo is returning! Plus there is a Kids Zone with balloon animals, face painting, crafts and stories. As the afternoon progresses watch back-to-back performances from 2:00 PM to 4:15PM by Batala, the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, and The Georgetown Chimes. For a timeline of stage acts www.barracksrow.org. Spend a few hours or the entire day. Our many sidewalk cafes make the perfect front row seat for this show.

Barracks Row is located on 8th Street, SE, running from Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, to M Street, SE.”

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11th and Pennsylvania Ave, SE June 5th 2013

From a press release:

“Frager’s Hardware of Capitol Hill is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Roadside Development, LLC a Washington, DC-based real estate company, to rebuild its original store and reopen its home of nearly 100 years. The neighborhood institution was located at 1101-1117 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE until it was gutted by fire in June 2013. Frager’s Hardware (Frager’s) opened at this spot in 1920 but has operated over the past year out of three temporary locations throughout Capitol Hill. (more…)

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514 8th Street, SE

From a press release:

“This October, Chef Bart Vandaele toasts to the 10-year anniversary of his first restaurant, Belga Café, in Washington D.C. To celebrate this milestone, Chef Vandaele has planned a series of special events throughout the month of October, designed to pay homage to a decade in the District and highlight the unique aspects of the small, but gastronomically diverse country of Belgium.

“This is a celebration not only for me and Belga Café, but for the neighborhood as well,” says Chef Vandaele. “Over the last ten years, I have watched Belga Café grow along with Barracks Row. It is amazing to be able to say I was there in the beginning, as many people wouldn’t even think of opening a restaurant here ten years ago. Now it’s a beautiful, family friendly neighborhood, and I am proud of the role the restaurant has played in the transformation of the area.”

When Bart Vandaele opened Belga Café in 2004, it was not only the first Belgian restaurant in the District, but also one of the pioneering restaurants on 8th Street in Barracks Row. Over the past 10 years, Chef Vandaele has played a major role in the revitalization of the neighborhood, and, as a member of the Barracks Row Business Alliance, has helped to make the area a vibrant restaurant and shopping destination once again.

“I like to say Belga Café is a Belgian bistro with attitude and I love being able to infuse this attitude into the neighborhood,” says Chef Vandaele. “It is the embodiment of everything that I love about my home country and it has been a joy to bring Belgian cuisine, beer, art, and culture, with my special twists, to D.C. for people to enjoy.”

Chef Vandaele welcomes guests to join in the following celebrations at Belga Café from Friday, October 3 through Friday, October 31, 2014: (more…)

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A reader writes:

“It was hanging out on the steps to our English basement near Lincoln Park. Apparently it’s copperhead birthing season.

Update: My roommate works at the Museum of Natural History, so she’s talking to some herpetologists there. Right now, we’re just leaving through the garage….

Update: Official verdict is that it’s not a copperhead! Juvenile ratsnake (pantherophis alleghaniensis)”

Ed. Note: Heads up. Literally. Last May/June we talked about rat snakes falling out of trees in Cleveland Park and Adams Morgan.

331 6th Street Southeast

This house is located at 331 6th Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“BRENT BOUND VICTORIAN BEAUTY – Light-filled & Spacious! 3BR/3.5BA (en suite master bath + walk-in closet / crib room / office), updated, charming and very well located – HWF, 2XFP, open PLAN W/ high ceilings, crown molding, Gourmet kit w/ steel+stone+htd flr, pantry+halfbath, Cnctd LL 1BR/1BA w/ CofO, private patio+BBQ deck. ENVIABLE LOCATION-1BLK TO METRO, 2BLK to EM + BarracksRow! Open Sun 2-4!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $935,000.

The reader asks “Am I crazy, or will this get bid up to well over a mill?”

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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: 326 A St SE
Legal Subdivision: Capitol Hill
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Capitol Hill
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1.5 Parking: Street Basement: Yes Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $1,000,000.
List Price at Contract: $1,000,000.
List Date: 6/24/2014
Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $1,253,260.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 9/5/14
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: Yes

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

PoPville original commenters to last week’s GDoN Revisited were completely on target with the expectation that the H Street area property would escalate above list price. The ultimate price of today’s subject historic property, a stone’s throw from the Library of Congress, will likely surprise a lot of people.

The property is situated on an over 4000 square foot lot, which is zoned R-4 and located in a designated historic district. The unconfirmed assumption is that the property has been acquired by a developer. This was the largest lot size recently transferred on Capitol Hill. Two properties with lots over 3000 square feet have settled on Capitol Hill since the beginning of the year.

Here are some news clippings referencing the property going back to the 1930’s, courtesy of a blog called “A Street SE: The History of a Capitol Hill Street”.

The listing agent was Betty Gee of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. Phyllis Jane Young of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage represented the buyer in this transaction.

1503 Constitution Avenue Northeast

This house is located at 1503 Constitution Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“Light, bright & open urban retreat steps from all of the best that Capitol Hill has to offer. Two well appointed levels emanate quality craftsmanship and contemporary design with luxury finishes and fixtures. Tranquil backyard with patio and 2nd floor deck create adaptable outdoor living space. Open Sunday 9/21 1-4pm”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $525,000.

1357 Emerald Street Northeast

This house is located at 1357 Emerald Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Gorgeous Victorian row house, located on a quiet, tree-lined street in Capitol Hill. Open living/dining room with gleaming HWFs. Gourmet Kit. w/silestone, custom cabs & S/S appl. Relaxing fenced in patio. Spacious bedrooms, plenty of storage.Updated BA’s. Walking distance to Lincoln Park, H St.corridor. Quick commute via metro bus, 295 & 395. Offers due 9/23 noon.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $599,990.