3238 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at Macomb

Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted the update. One reader writes:

“Looks like the District 2 location on Wisconsin and Macomb will become Heritage India. The location closed in January 2015 due to a fire that took out the restaurant as well as other small businesses adjacent to it. None of those locations have since been occupied.”

Ed. Note: Before District 2 Bar & Grille this space was Alliance Tavern and Enology Wine Bar before that. Before Enology I’m blanking but I want to say a coffee shop but you get the drift. Lots of luck to Heritage India who also have a location at 2400 Wisconsin Ave, NW – you can see their menu here.


3319 Connecticut Ave, NW

From Nanny O’Briens:

“Join us on Thursday November 17th starting at 6pm for a tap takeover with our pals at Manor Hill Brewing! Kristina from the brewery will be guest bartending while talking shop and has been kind enough to donate all of her tips for the night to the Human Rights Campaign! Nanny’s will also be writing a check to the foundation based on our sales of the Katherine’s Kolsch. In addition to the Katherine’s we’ll also be featuring the Manor Hill IPA, Sunna Rising Pale Wheat, Mild Manor’d Amber, Taylor’s Row IPA and two double IPAs the Citra Splendor and Hidden Hop Yard Volume 5. Hope to see everyone out to help support a good cause while drinking good beer!”

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.”



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…)

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:



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.”


You can see more photos here.

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


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.”


You can see more photos here.

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