04/14/14 4:45pm

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3319 Connecticut Ave, NW via Nanny’s

From an email:

“This coming Tuesday April 15th Nanny O’Brien’s will officially have been operating for 21 years aka we’re finally legal to drink! Come down anytime between open at 12 noon til 7pm and we’ll be offering 1993 prices on Bud, Bud Light & Miller Lite bottles ($2 a piece) and live music from Conor Malone! Trivia Kings Washington will then be offering the usual Pub Quiz that night at 8pm. Hope to see you all there to help us celebrate!”

2710 Macomb Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2710 Macomb Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Super apartment with a patio where one can have a grill. All utilities and parking space are included in the rent. A storage bin can be rented for small sum of money from building management. laundry room is just steps down the hall from apt. AND METRO IS A BLOCK AWAY”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.

03/14/14 1:00pm

3100 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

This unit is located at 3100 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Wow !!!!! This completely Renovated large 2 bedroom/2 full bath unit features a new kitchen with Granite and Stainless Steel, custom upgraded bathrooms, new floors, and so much more ……. all at the Garfield – dream location across from the Zoo, steps to great restaurants, shopping, and both the Woodley Park and Cleveland Park Metros”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $560,000 ($528 monthly fee.)

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The listing for this Cleveland Park rental says:

“Second floor corner unit with abundant natural light, space and storage for rent. Recently updated modern kitchen and bathroom, original hardwood floors and built-in cabinets. Five minute walk to red line metro and all Cleveland Park has to offer, including Uptown Theater, restaurants, two grocery stores, Walgreens and CVS. Crosstown bus stop outside the door and north-south bus lines stop around the corner. Apartment is in a small, friendly building with shared outdoor space and grill. Option to come mostly furnished at no extra charge. 12 month lease. Email for more info or to come by and take a look.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,950/Mo.

02/27/14 4:30pm

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3508 Connecticut Ave, NW

3508 Connecticut Ave, NW is another one of those properties that just can’t seem to hold a tenant. I just noticed the Sprint Phone Store has closed in the former Cacao Cafe space which was formerly Cold Stone Creamery. It’s a prime location so it’ll be interesting to see who takes the next crack at it. I vote for bringing back Yanni’s – a kickstarter I would happily contribute too!

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02/25/14 12:30pm

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3407 Connecticut Ave, NW

Last week we learned that Pulpo had closed and the space would be taken over by the Hula Girl Food Truck for a pop up over “for the next few weeks”.

Some very interesting reader scuttlebutt now about that space in Cleveland Park:

“Rumor has it that the Sardis group is taking over that space. They plan on opening their second Picca Pollo A La Brasa location. Looks like Washingtonian mags top chicken will be available in CP”

Picca’s website says:

“Established in 2013, by the owners of Sardi’s Chicken.

We wanted to start a new “Peruvian” concept, after being involved in the business of Peruvian Pollo a la Brasa with great success! Let us give you Picca Pollo a la Brasa…a new Peruvian concept that will amaze you in every way possible.

We are not just 2 guys dreaming, we are a group of people who think alike and have our hearts and souls devoted to conquer the palettes of the world with the greatness of the Peruvian kitchen.

Picca Pollo a la Brasa will offer you what no other restaurant has offered you before!”

Check out their menu here:

Picca Menu (PDF)

Picca’s website does have a section for partnership opportunities. Anyone ever visit the Germantown, MD location?

02/14/14 12:30pm

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3407 Connecticut Ave, NW

From the Hula Girl Food Truck:

“Ok Hulas – here’s the news – we are doing a ‘pop-up’ for the next few weeks…so you can come get your fix while the truck is off the road!!”

You can check out the Food truck menu here.

The Washington Post reports:

“Pulpo, the Cleveland Park tapas emporium, has officially shuttered…

The Hula Girl Bar & Grill will debut Friday night, a sort of valentine for lovers of Hawaiian cuisine, which one mag recently argued is the “next foodie frontier.” The pop-up is expected to run until mid-March, with a possible week-long extension, says Hansen.”

Updates on the permanent plans for this space when they are known.

01/17/14 3:15pm

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Photo of 3522 Connecticut Avenue, NW reopening via @mayorvincegray

From a press release:

“Mayor Vincent C. Gray today joined public-safety officials to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Engine Company 28 firehouse in Cleveland Park. The historic building – which first opened on December 1, 1916 – has undergone a $4.7 million renovation to provide safety, architectural and energy-efficiency improvements.

Mayor Gray was joined by Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Paul Quander, Jr., Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe, and Department of General Services (DGS) Director of Capital Construction Services June Locker for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“The improvements made to Engine Company 28 have not only restored this historic fire station, but they have also equipped the facility with needed upgrades to provide a safer environment for our outstanding FEMS staff,” Mayor Gray said. “This will improve the safety of residents, businesses and visitors in Ward 3.”

FEMS has implemented a capital program for the modernization of several of its fire stations. The program includes replacement of deteriorated HVAC equipment, updates to structural and electrical components and preservation and improvement of architectural features.

“Fire stations have always been an integral part of the communities they serve,” said FEMS Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe. “I’m certain the residents in Cleveland Park are just as excited about the re-opening of this beautifully renovated station as our staff members are about returning to this building and this community. We appreciate the Cleveland Park community’s patience during this renovation time.”

The renovation project for Engine Company 28 included widening the fire station’s bay doors to provide easier entry for emergency vehicles while also maintaining the building’s historic features.

“This project provided DGS with a great opportunity both to restore and modernize this 100-year-old building,” said DGS Director Brian J. Hanlon. “The building upgrades have improved the firefighters’ and paramedics’ living space, and today the fire station is safer for first responders to perform the outstanding work that they do for the city.”