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3518 Connecticut Ave, NW

Sad news for Cleveland Park about Sorriso closing:

“Sorriso is a family run neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of Cleveland Park. We offer authentic Italian cuisine using a state of the art wood burning pizza oven and our pasta and desserts are made daily on premise. We use only the finest local and imported meat, fish, and produce.”

Word on the street is that a new Turkish/Asian fusion restaurant will be taking over the space.

Official word for the Sorriso owners:

“I am happy to announce that we have sold Sorriso and will be serving our last meal on Sunday, Oct 30th (Cafe Sorriso in Woodley Park will remain open with many of Sorriso’s favorite dishes joining the menu!) What we originally planned as a 5 year family project turned into an amazing 13 + year run full of love, sweat, tears, and more amazing friendships than we can count. Pietro and Rosemarie will be spending more time in Italy cultivating an organic veggie garden, riding their bikes through the vineyard, and we imagine playing tour guide to many of you.

Lastly, we sold the space to a lovely family who will be opening an entirely new restaurant for our beloved Cleveland Park community. We wish them many beautiful memories and years to come in a special place that we hold dear to our hearts.”

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Suzanne Des Marais is an associate broker with Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . 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 and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 3024 Macomb St NW
Legal Subdivision: Cleveland Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Cleveland Park
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $1,190,000.
List Price at Contract: $1,190,000.
List Date: 09/07/2016
Days on Market: 7
Settled Sales Price: $1,321,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 10/25/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

As was noted in the comments to the original Good Deal or Not post, per a Washington Post article, the subject was originally a Sears kit home and, until now, was owned by the same family since it was built in 1929. (more…)

dino
3435 Connecticut Avenue, NW

It’s been sitting vacant since Feb. 2014 and now the new iterartion, Dino’s Grotto, is located at 1914 9th Street, NW.

A resident on the Cleveland Park listserv noted a permit for 3433 Connecticut Ave for a 7-Eleven. Thanks also to lrothschild for sending a shot of another permit now posted in the window for two new spaces coming.

Updates as progress is made:

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3413-wisconsin-avenue-northwest

This rental is located at 3413 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“PRIME WISCONSIN AVE LOCATION in the heart of CLEVELAND PARK/ CATHEDRAL HEIGHTS, Shops, Restaurants, Giant & Starbucks across the street. ~VERY CLOSED TO AMERICAN UNIVERSITY~ Upgraded, Entire first floor for rent, can be shared with two to three roommates. One and1/2 Bath, washer and dryer in the unit, Front is facing Wisconsin Ave.,IDEAL FOR HOME BUSINESS. One parking from rear entrance.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $2,400/Mo.

3035-rodman-street-northwest

This house is located at 3035 Rodman Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Classic 1920’s Bungalow nestled in parkland w/ all the amenities of Wisc.&Conn Ave NW, and Metro at your doorstep. Inviting front porch welcomes you to this 4BR, 2.5Ba home. Large Foyer opens to LR w/ built-ins,a grand DR w/ views of park, plus a main lvl BR, home office & kitchen. 2nd lvl Master Ste w/ architectural windows, 2nd BR & FBa. LL Rec Rm w/ walk-out to gardens.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $995,000.

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You can see renderings for what’s coming to Cleveland Park here.

From DCPL:

“The current building will close permanently on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. Construction will begin shortly thereafter. The new library will open in 2018.”

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4340 Connecticut Ave, NW

“The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, located at 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, will be rebuilt. The Library has selected the design/build team of Gilbane and Perkins Eastman for the project, which is currently funded at $19.7 million. The new library, which is nearing the end of the design phase, will be larger to accommodate expanded space for children, teens and adults.

Some of the features of the new building include: (more…)

nannys
3319 Connecticut Ave, NW

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, for those who live in this part of North Country, thank God for Nanny O’Briens.

From an email:

“We are kicking off DC Beer Week 2016 with our friends at RAR Brewing! Join us Sunday afternoon September 25 starting at 1pm and enjoy 6 unique brews from this fantastic Maryland brewery. On tap we’ll be featuring recent brewery exclusives like like 1st Meal Breakfast Stout, Albino Shades Pale Ale, Pulp American Pale and Wood’r American Wheat. We’ll also have two exclusive collaboration brews: Walk of Shame Blonde Ale with Aslin Beer Company out of Virginia and Hoof RAR’ted DIPA with Hoof Hearted Brewing out of Ohio the latter is an exclusive to the District for Beer Week! These beers pair perfectly with all of that day’s NFL games on our 7 flatscreens and 2 projectors. A representative will also be on hand around 6pm to talk shop and hand out swag. Hope to see you then and cheers to Maryland beer in DC!

On September 28th come join us for our second On the Wings Wednesday event of the year, this time celebrating DC Beer Week! For this go around our pals in the District DC Brau Brewing Company will be splitting our taps with Delaware’s Dogfish Head Beer starting at 5pm coinciding with our tasty, weekly 50¢ wing special. All beers will be on special for $7 until 10pm with four from Brau including On the Wings of Armageddon DIPA, Oktoberfest, Pils and Nitro Corruption IPA and four from Dogfish including 120 Minute IPA, Punkin Ale, Festina Pesche Berliner Weisse and 60 Minute IPA. Live music from Zachary Cutler and Alison Carney will set the atmosphere while representatives from both breweries will be on hand answering questions and handing out swag. Hope you can come hang with us for the best #WingWednesday of the year!”

hearst
3999 37th Street, NW

From DGS:

“The project will include design and construction including, but not limited to, new playground area, new tennis courts, renovation or replacement of existing soccer fields, new pool and pool house, ADA renovations to site, storm water management, remediation of site drainage, runoff, erosion issues, landscaping, fencing, site furnishings amenities, signage and hardscaping.
Project Details

Location: Ward 3
Construction Agency – DGS
Design Start date (Park and Pool) – April 2016
Design Completion Date – Winter 2016
Construction Start date – Park – Winter 2017
Construction Completion date – Park – Fall 2017
Construction Start Date -Pool – Fall 2018
Construction Completion Date – Pool Spring 2019”

Check out all the options: 09.13.16 Hearst CM3 Presentation_CGS (PDF)

2710 Macomb Street Northwest

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

“Freshly painted, new floor, tile backsplash & counters in kitchen! 2 blocks to Metro, large Efficiency, nice condition with wood floors, newer windows. Nice sized kitchen with window. Pedestal sink and updates in bath. All utilities included. Great location! Excellent closet. Walk to shops, Metro, movie, restaurant,post office, library, Rock Creek Park. Bright & airy studio in a secure building.”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,425/Mo.