A reader writes:

“I guess they had to tear it out to move the Barry?”

USNI reports:

“Apart from the decision to get rid of the display ship, NSA Washington is demolishing two of its four piers and reconditioning Pier 2, where Barry currently sits. Ulmer said planning for that project began three to five years ago, and the Pier 2 work will continue even though DS Barry will be leaving and therefore there will be less foot traffic.”

Ed. Note: The Navy says the Barry will be removed by October.


880 New Jersey Ave, SE

Like the way it’s turning out so far? Park Chelsea’s website says:

“Park Chelsea is the Capitol Riverfront’s next luxury apartment community. Amenities will include an indoor pool, resident club room, fitness facility and spin room, and sauna. The rooftop will showcase stunning views of the capitol which residents can enjoy while lounging in the rooftop pool or grilling in the outdoor kitchen. If your searching for serenity, take some time in the community garden or courtyard.”



Live Music at Bluejacket Feat Hippie Control:

“We are proud to announce a new live music series at Bluejacket on the SE Waterfront [300 Tingey St, SE]. We love the space and everyone in it and the only way to make it any better is to add some live music, and that’s exactly what we are doing.

Join us on Friday Feb 6th for a night of live music from Lamont Bagfeel and Hippie Control, they are an incredible R&B and Neo-Soul live act that inspires hope, honesty and a true passion for love.

There will be no cover charge or dress code, just lots of love, good music, good people and good times and let’s not forget lots and lots of amazing beer.

Music will start at 10 so grab your spot early and get ready for a great night in a place you know and love.”


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 popville.com 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: 303 K St SE
Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #1
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2 Parking: Driveway Basement: Fully Finished with rear entrance Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $675,000. (Originally marketed in 2013 at $776,900.)
List Price at Contract: $574,999.
List Date: 8/23/2014 (Originally listed in October 2013)
Days on Market: 168 (three total attempts at marketing since 2013, so actually more overall)
Settled Sales Price: $560,000.
Seller Subsidy: $10,000.
Settlement Date: 1/30/2015
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

There seemed to be some shifting going on in the DC real estate market last year, with slowing seen in some areas. Even so, it has been rare on Good Deal or Not Revisited posts to see such a significant reduction from the original price, or as much of an accrual of days on market.

Recent sales of houses in this immediate area just south of the SE/SW Freeway and not far from Nats Stadium range from $435,000. to $905,000.

With mortgage interest at sub 4% rates, there are buyers out everywhere. Coupled with extremely tight active listing inventory, it looks like it is going to be another competitive, fast paced Spring market.

The listing agent for this sale was Sadig Anwar with Fairfax Realty, Inc. The property was originally listed with another agent. CJ Davis with Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. represented the buyer in this transaction.

Tingey Street SE

From a press release:

“The growing collection of distinctive local and regional restaurants and retailers that are joining The Yards has just taken a significant step forward with the announcement that the renowned, DC-born and based menswear purveyor, Hugh & Crye, will open in March at The Yards. The announcement was made today by Forest City Washington, the master developer of The Yards, a major, urban mixed-use redevelopment project growing in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood of DC.

Bringing its high quality custom-fit and ready-to-wear collection of menswear and accessories to The Yards is the latest step in the impressive growth of this distinctive menswear retailer which was founded in DC’s Shaw neighborhood in late 2009 primarily as an online retailer (hughandcrye.com).

The new 2,858 SF Hugh & Crye shop will be located in the Boilermaker Shops, the former Navy Yard industrial building on Tingey Street SE between Third and Fourth Sts. SE in The Yards which also houses several other retailers and restaurants, including Bluejacket and Willie’s. Hugh & Crye is the first clothing retailer to open at The Yards. (more…)