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3321 Connecticut Ave, NW

A few weeks ago I reported some scuttlebutt that Coppi’s Italian restaurant (formerly of U Street) would be taking over the former Lavandou French restaurant next to Nanny O’Briens in Cleveland Park. On their facebook page they say: “We will be making the grand reopening announcement within the week. Getting closer!”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user AWard Tour

Woman Held Against Will in Taxi in Cleveland Park:

“I want to make DC aware of something terrifying that occurred to me on Friday evening, September 26th, around 10:30 pm, after taking a taxi home to Cleveland Park.

After repeated personal questions and inappropriate comments (eg “I like you,” “will you go on a date with me?”), the cab driver stopped in front of my building, looked me in the eyes, intensely, and told me I was locked inside his cab until I handed over “enough” cash. (He had not turned on the meter for the trip). I was trapped inside and scared, so I complied with his request to hand over cash.

I filed a police report with MPD immediately following the incident, I have consulted an attorney, and I plan to press charges.

I notified the DC taxicab commision of the incident, and I plan to do the same in Maryland- the cab had Maryland plates.

It is outrageous how difficult it can be for women to travel around this city safely.”

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3312 Lowell Street Northwest

This house is located at 3312 Lowell Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Spectacular 5BR/4.5BA renovation in heart of Cleveland Park. 4200 SF; 4 lvls; restored inside out. No detail overlooked-all new floors, doors, windows, electrical, plumbing, sound system, 2 new HVAC systems, 3 zones w/Nest thermostats! 3story addition for flexible, open fp. Gourmet kit; large MBR suite; walk-out LL w/nanny suite; finished 3rd level w/balcony.”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $2,489,000.

“Dear PoPville,

My boyfriend and I were leaving the big apt complex on Quebec and Connecticut tonight [Wed.] around 10:15. We walked out the side and turned left onto Quebec. A couple was standing there looking distressed. They said they had just been mugged by 2 men. One man held a knife up to the woman’s throat and the other had a gun. They took the woman’s bag and the man’s wallet. They called the police as they were telling us what happened. They said the guys had been standing on the sidewalk in a shadowy spot. Just want to give a heads up to the neighborhood.”

@DCPoliceDept tweeted:

“2D Robbery Knife- 2800 blk Quebec St NW, LOF: 2 B/M’s 40′s, S1-knife, S2-white golf hat, plaid shorts/”

3307 Macomb Street Northwest

This house is located at 3307 Macomb Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautifully renovated Cleveland Park classic w/perfect proportions and rear family rm addition. Floor to ceiling windows and multiple decks overlook a private wooded garden with playhouse and stream. 4+ bedrooms up including finished attic w/soaring ceilings + full BA; LL features large, bright double family/rec room and 2 addt’l BR. Garage. Seller’s need long closing.”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $2,895,000.

Ed. Note: I am a sucker for Macomb Street. This house was only our third ever House Porn post back in 2008 and was revisited by Hipchick in 2009.

3312 Highland Place Northwest

This house is located at 3312 Highland Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Elegant 1904 Victorian home w/ 6-7 BR’s, 4 1/2 baths, large front porch, exquisite original details, formal entry w/ fireplace, spacious living room with side turret, dining room w/ coffered ceiling, eat in kitchen w/ open pantry; renovated large lower level with rear entrance. Steps to Metro, movies, restaurants, library, shops, zoo. Almost 5,000 square feet.”

You can see more photos here.

This 7 bed/4.5 bath is going for $2,250,000.

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3401 Idaho Avenue, NW

From Cathedral Commons website:

“Leasing for Fall 2014

Here comfort and luxury exceed even the most demanding expectations. Located in one of the most privileged and serene corners of the city, Cathedral Commons is elevating the style of this historic neighborhood. Our exquisite residences are nestled amongst an ambitious and beautiful retail environment that puts local and luxury shopping a step away.”

and in addition to the Giant grocery store – Welcome to the Neighborhood: Meet the First Seven Retailers Joining Cathedral Commons:

“We’re very excited to welcome the following seven retailers to the Cathedral Commons community: Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar, Raku, iDoc Optical, Wells Fargo, SunTrust, CVS Pharmacy, and Starbucks.

Retail is slated to begin opening this fall alongside the 56,000-square-foot Giant Food, which will bring a new urban prototype concept to its state of the art lifestyle store.

We’ll be announcing additional retailer partners in the coming weeks so check back soon.
Meet the Retailers:

Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar: Founders Sasa Mahr-Batuz and And Pforzheimer have come a long way since opening their first restaurant, a 38-seat wine bar, back in 1995. The award winning Spanish restaurant, with its long list of tapas and wines from around the world, will open a 3,280-square-foot restaurant.
Raku: The Asian dining, sushi & sake restaurant will open its third location, a 3,321-square-foot restaurant. Current locations include its Dupont Circle and Bethesda, MD locations.
iDoc Optical: The full-service eye care will open a 1,210-square-foot office. The Boutique Optical, features high end frames such as Robert Marc, Barton Perriera, Theo, Eyedc, Lindberg, Gold & Wood, Minima, Lafont, and many more. Full time Optometrist on board.
Wells Fargo: The multinational banking and financial services company will open a 2,004-square-foot bank.
SunTrust Bank: Will open a 3,598-square-foot branch.
CVS Pharmacy Will open a 12,440-square-foot store, selling a wide assortment of goods.
Starbucks: The King of Coffee will open a 1,900-square-foot store. Lattes not included.”

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North side Wisconsin and Newark

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South side Wisconsin and Newark

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January 2012:

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