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From an email:

“My sister’s dog went missing this morning in Takoma, DC. She is the sweetest ever 9 y/o boxer lab mix and will come up to anyone if called over. Her name is Coco and she went missing from her fenced in backyard somewhere between 8-9:30am today. She does not have tags but does have a silver chain collar on.”

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Featured Property: 800 Geranium St NW
Legal Subdivision: Brightwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brightwood
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Driveway/ Off Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $440,000.
List Price at Contract: $450,000.
List Date: 01/16/2015
Days on Market: 4
Settled Sales Price: $450,000.
Seller Subsidy: $10,180.
Settlement Date: 2/20/2015
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

With median price for attached townhomes in the District of Columbia hovering in the high $500,000’s to low $600,000’s over the past few months, it is refreshing to see a move in ready fee simple home settled in the mid $400,000’s with closing help. Note that the listing moved quickly, at four days on the market.

Currently, there are a total of 18 fee simple properties actively listed priced under $500,000 in NE DC., in various states of condition.

The listing agent for this sale was Morgan Knull with Re/Max Gateway. Amy Wease with Dwell Residential Brokerage represented the buyer in this transaction.

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From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B will hold a joint meeting on the preliminary design of the Metropolitan Branch Trail from Brookland to Takoma Park on Saturday, March 21 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the 4th District Police Headquarters, 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW.

Representatives from DDOT will present the trail alignment and solicit feedback from the general public.

The Metropolitan Branch Trail is an eight-mile, paved bicycle and pedestrian trail from Union Station in Ward 6 to Silver Spring, Md. The portion between Union Station and Brookland in Ward 5 is very popular averaging more than 500 users a day. Design is underway for the section that’s north of Brookland. This new section is proposed to run along the railroad tracks from Bates Road to the Ft. Totten Metro station, then along First Place, Riggs Road, First Street, all in Northeast, and Blair Road, NW.

More information is available at www.metbranchtrail.com.

Comments on the preliminary design, as well as requests for more information should be directed to Jim Sebastian at jim.sebastian@dc.gov.

The event information is as follows:

What: Metropolitan Branch Trail Open House

When: Saturday, March 21, 2015
1 pm to 4 pm

Where: Metropolitan Police Department
6001 Georgia Avenue (at Peabody)”

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If you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks.

So cool. From the City of Takoma Park:

“Our Planner, Erkin, found some really great old brochures for the Park Ritchie apartments on Maple Avenue; guessing they are from when the apartment complex was brand new. They have a Mad Men-esque / mid-century modern vibe to them.”

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6914 4th Street, NW

A reader writes:

“I woke up around 11:50PM because of noise from Takoma Station Tavern. Next thing I know, I heard screaming. Looked outside and saw a ton of people outside Takoma Station Tavern, and saw a lady getting dragged across 4th street (I think, it is dark). Lots of screaming & shouting, lots of people running down the street (presumably back to their cars). Craziness. I called 9-1-1, and the police arrived while I was on the phone (so I guess someone called before me).”

This was posted on the website for MPD 4D by the Commander:

On Sunday 1/25/15 around the midnight hour, a fight started inside of the Takoma Station Tavern. The fight continued outside and a victim was stabbed with a knife in the back and another victim was assaulted causing facial injuries. Both victims were transported to local hospitals and will survive their wounds. One suspect has been identified and the second suspect will be identified shortly. The 4D detectives are investigating. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the MPD’s CIC@ 202-727-9099 or text 50411.”

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This house is located at 800 Geranium Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Move-In Ready Semi Detached Home in Takoma * 3 Finished Levels w/3 Spacious BRs, 2.5 Remodeled Baths, Walkout Finished Basement * Large Side & Rear Yards, Fenced Outdoor Patio, Storage Shed, Off-Street Parking * Near Metro, Busboys & Poets (Opening Valentine’s Day 2015), Takoma Park Restaurants & Shops * WALK SCORE = 87 * Walter Reed & Georgia Ave Redevelopment is Happening”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $440,000.

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1832 1st St, NW

From the Old Takoma Business Association:

Kin Da Thai and Sushi Restaurant will be opening in Takoma at 6923 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD in the space formerly occupied by Takoma Bistro. This will be the second location for experienced restaurateur, Somjet Prompharsit and partner, Chanpen Teeranon. The team’s original location, Aroi Thai, in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of DC has been a popular part of the community for the past two years. The restaurant will have approximately 60 seats and a beer and wine bar. Additionally, Kin Da will offer catering, delivery and carry-out options to its customers. Opening February 2014.”

You can check out the Bloomingdale menu here.

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6937-6939 Laurel Ave

From an email:

“Just a quick note to let you know that next week Wednesday, November 26, on Thanksgiving eve, Republic in Takoma Park will celebrate “Friendsgiving,” a game night meets karaoke happy hour. Beginning at 8:00 p.m., Friendsgiving, will feature board games, drink specials and karaoke. Cards for Humanity Balderdash, Monopoly, Life, Candyland, Taboo and Uno will be available for all patrons, and a karaoke competition will begin at 10:00 p.m. Bar manager Brett Robison has put together a list of $10 warm weather drinks, including #NYDCginandtonic: New York Distilling Company Perry’s Tot Navy Strength Gin, Jack Rudy’s Tonic Syrup, bitter lemon syrup, orange, lemon and lime; Zen, it is: Jim Beam Bourbon, ginger toddy water with cinnamon and star anise, Bee George Honey, lemon juice, lemon peel and Mull it over: mulling mix with honey, fresh orange zest, cinnamon and coriander, La Cabotte Chotes du Rhone, Catoctin Creek 1757 Brandy, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao. Robison’s popular beer and shot combos, “bingers”, from the bar’s late night menu, will also make an early appearance at 8:00 p.m.”

Attempted Home Invasion in Takoma:

“Just wanted to let my Takoma and Takoma Park neighbors know of a frightening experience that happened around 2pm today. I live on the ground level in a nice condo building near the Takoma Metro Station. Around 2pm today I heard a noise coming from my slightly open (open just enough for the cat to smell the fresh air) window in the living room. When I approached my window I saw a man with a knife trying to enter my apartment through the window screen that he had slashed. Luckily by screaming and slamming the window closed he was scared off and ran away. I called the police and filed a report but they weren’t able to find him. I just wanted to pass this along to alert neighbors to be vigilant and to keep their windows closed and locked at all times. The police let me know that these type of burglaries/home invasions have been happening more often in the Takoma/Takoma Park neighborhood, particularly during the day time.

Has this happened to anyone else in our neighborhood?”

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