1015 7th Street, NW

Some more info on the new restaurant from the chef of CityZen coming to 7th Street by the Passenger. The placard says:

“New contemporary American restaurant serving an A la Carte menu with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage service, featuring a lower level with fine dining, which offers a seasonal tasting menu. Live entertainment may be provided for special events. Seating is for 200 patrons and the total occupancy load is 550. Sidewalk Café with seating for 20 patrons.”

A peek in the window reveals they still have a ways to go before opening:


7th Street looking north toward the Passenger


Ed. Note: It’ll all be worth it if Eataly comes, it’ll all be worth it if Eataly comes…

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announces that Phase 2 the Third Street Tunnel Project for utility relocation work along Massachusetts Avenue and H Street NW, between 2nd Street and 4th Street, NW, is scheduled to begin Tuesday, November 18, 2014. The related work, involving removal, relocation and replacement of existing underground utilities will impact both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and is expected to last six months, weather permitting.

Construction activities during this phase will generally occur during the following hours:

· Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
· Saturday and Sunday work, scheduled only as needed, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Phase II Traffic Pattern Shifts:

· 3rd Street will be closed north of the H Street; traffic will be redirected around this intersection (to utilize 4th and I Streets) for the full duration of Phase 2.

· H Street will be re-opened westbound, allowing traffic to travel directly through the Massachusetts Avenue intersection from 2nd to 4th Streets; eastbound traffic will remain as currently configured.

· Temporary Lane Closures should be expected between 7:00am to 12:00am. Traffic barrels, cones, and flaggers shall be implemented to redirect traffic as necessary.”

From MPD:

“On today’s date [Saturday], members conducted a “Street Level Prostitution Sting” in the 1200 block of 11th Street, NW related to numerous recent VICE complaints about prostitution in said area. From approximately 6:30pm to 7:00pm (30 minutes Only), a 3-D VICE Undercover Officer deployed to the street posing as a “Street Prostitute.” During the course of this timeframe, three separate males subjects entered the area, contacted the officer and attempted to solicit her to conduct sexual acts upon them for the promise of monetary compensation. All three adult male subjects were arrested and charged with “Solicitation of Prostitution.”


Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the founder of 10 Square Team and is affiliated with Keller Williams Capital Properties. 10 Square Team is a advertiser. 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. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1010 Massachusetts Ave NW #509
Legal Subdivision: Central
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Central/Downtown
Bedrooms: 2 Baths:1 Parking: Garage Basement: No Ownership: Condo
Monthly fee: $486.56 Square Footage: 940
Original List Price: $574,900.
List Price at Contract: $574,900.
List Date: 10/9/2014
Days on Market: 5
Settled Sales Price: $590,000.
Settled price per square foot (not inlcuidng parking): $595
Seller Subsidy: $100.
Settlement Date: 11/3/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No
Original GDoN post is: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

Commenters to the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post tagged the listing price for this unit as both “Ridiculously overpriced” and “way overpriced”. Given that the property was under contract in five days and the price escalated $15,000. above list, it is likely there were at least a couple of buyers who did not agree with that assessment.

1010 Mass is a luxury high rise in the center of the city conceived during the Boom years of the mid-2000’s, and was built in 2007. That means that the initial sales took place after the bubble and during the recession. Even during the lean years, prices in this building were over $500 per square foot. Amenities include a staffed front desk, elevator, and a roof deck with a pool.

Sales in the building have ranged from $329,900. for a 624 square foot 1 bedroom unit (lowest price in the building and settled November 2011) all the way to a 2266 square foot penthouse that settled in May of this year at $1,875,000.

The listing agent was Jay Bauer of Lindsay Reishman Real Estate, Inc. Kas Divband of Redfin Corp represented the buyer in this transaction

1125 12th Street Northwest, Washington

This rental is located at 1125 12th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Renovated in 2005, one bed/full bath Apt. in the heart of the DC. Walk to Shops: Whole food, Star bucks, Multiple Metro Stops. Hardwood floors,Granite Countertop,Stainless Steel Appliances, Microwave,Oven,Dishwasher and Central AC and Elevator. Rent Includes all utilities.”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,750/Mo.

3rd and Massachusetts Ave, NW rendering via Property Group Partners

While Uniqlo coming to DC proper may still be wishful thinking – CityPaper got confirmation from the Capitol Crossing developers that Mario Batali’s Eataly is “definitively happening…no earlier than 2017″ according to Property Group Partners. This is part of the huge Capital Crossing Development which you can read about here.

So I guess the bet is, who will come first Uniqlo or Eataly?