03/31/14 1:00pm

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This house is located at 1246 C Street, NE. The listing says:

“Beautiful 2BR+den+playrm/1.5BA bayfront boasts spacious sep LR/DR, lg SS kitchen, bright playrm, storage bsmnt, HUGE front BR w/ closet wall, 2nd BR w/ BI bkcases, a bright offc/den/guest rm, 2 skylts, tall ceilings, HWFs, great brick patio for entertaining, all steps to Maury, LincolnPk, CapBis, H St dining. Custom-built treehouse makes this 2 houses for the price of 1, too!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $679,000.

03/31/14 11:30am

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329 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Uh oh or hallelujah depending on your perspective… Thanks to all who sent emails. From the Wall Street Journal:

“Baltimore-based Barrack’s Row Entertainment filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Washington D.C., putting eating spots like Hawk ‘n’ Dove, Senart’s Oyster House and The Chesapeake Room into protection with it. Barrack’s Row, which is owned by a group of investors, said it has between $1 million and $10 million in debt.”

The new Hawk n Dove opened in Jan. 2013. Senart’s Oyster House opened at 520 8th St SE on Barracks Row in 2011 and The Chesapeake Room opened at 501 8th Street, SE also on Barracks Row back in 2010. I believe this group also owns Lola’s, Molly Malone’s Pacifico, and The Box Car Tavern.

03/28/14 10:30am

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If true this is going to devastate many fit folks. A reader with a very good scuttlebutt track record (pun intended) sends the sad word that they hear Results on Capitol Hill will soon be sold. It’s not clear if it will become another gym or what but in January we learned that the downtown Results Gym was becoming an LA Fitness. We’ll see if they or another gym take over the Capitol Hill space at 315 G Street, SE.

UPDATE from Results:

“We expected rumors to surface when we sold the Downtown location to LA Fitness. We have had little luck with that location over the years… Being that it was in the middle of Downtown, pretty inconvenient to residents, it was more of a “daily lunch-time crowd” environment. To keep things brief, our Capitol Hill location has always been a bit more successful, leaving us no choice but to fund the struggling locations just to keep them open… We certainly tried to make Downtown work, but the opportunity quickly presented itself to avoid 3 more years in a lease and take LA Fitness up on their offer.

Needless to say, we can start focusing all of our finances on one location. Being able to improve the facility and equipment has been one of the most difficult tasks with the financial burdens of other locations in the past, on-top of Results always offering convenient month-month plans with no annual contracts. Proud to say, new equipment and flooring are arriving little by little and bringing quality back to this immense facility

We are having some community events this summer, we will also be offering some community-based free fitcamps as well. We are extremely excited about our Olympic platforms, our redesign of our 3rd floor and our Life Fitness Synergy 360 coming soon!”

03/27/14 4:30pm

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731 8th Street, SE

The former Tabula Rasa space is set to become a Capital Teas tea bar and boutique:

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749 8th Street, SE

Further down the row, Disrtict Doughnut’s buildout is starting to take shape:

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And finally – Capitol Hill Sporting – is having a liquidation sale and going out of business. Back in 2010 there were plans to convert this space into a bar and grill.

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727 8th Street, SE

03/25/14 11:00am

Thanks to a reader for sending the link:

“Metro Transit Police remind riders of the importance of maintaining awareness of your surroundings when using electronic devices. This incident happened shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014. The suspect was stopped and arrested outside the station. The phone was recovered.

Also, as a reminder, it is never a good idea to chase a suspect. No property is worth the risk of getting hurt. Instead, get a good description of the suspect and be a good witness for police.

03/24/14 12:00pm

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415 8th Street, SE

Not looking good for the recently opened [Oct. 2013] Kraze Burgers on Barracks Row:

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and a bit further down the row at 705 8th St, SE Hello Cupcake lets fans know yesterday via their facebook page:

“Today is our Barracks Row location’s last day of business. We have enjoyed our time on the Hill and will miss our friends and neighbors here!

We hope to see you soon at our Dupont location, where we have exciting plans in the works!”

440 12th Street Northeast

This rental is located at 440 12th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“One of the largest units in the Lovejoy Lofts. Exposed brick, 13′ ceilings, oversized windows, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 exterior parking space included in rent. Master bedroom has walk-in closet including a master bath with shower & tub. Just minutes to great restaurants on H St. and parks.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,950/Mo.

03/18/14 1:00pm

242 10th Street Northeast

This house is located at 242 10th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Offers submitted by 10 AM, March 24, 2014. Single family home at condo prices on Capitol Hill. Recently renovated with hardwood floors through out. Only blocks for Metro and Eastern Market. Don’t miss this opportunity. Please attach “AS IS” addendum to all offers.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $425,788.