04/14/14 12:25pm

3301 Georgia Avenue, NW

Last week we heard the STIX food truck would be opening up a brick and mortar spot in Petworth. This caused a lot of excitement and folks were eagerly awaiting word of where. Sadly the news is not that sweet. Turns out they won’t be opening up in Petworth, nor will it be a completely new spot, they’ll be serving breakfast and lunch at Mothership located at 3301 Georgia Avenue, NW. Still good news but very different from the original impression.

04/01/14 5:00pm

Greatest District Based Logo?

Wangari Gardens is located on a 2.7 acre space, bordered by Irving St. NW, Kenyon St. NW, and Park Pl. NW.

“Spring Kickoff Event
Sunday, April 6, 12 – 4pm
Come to our garden opening event to celebrate the start of spring!

Fill out a plot application and learn how you may be eligible for a reduced fee.
Learn about our latest compost initiative and learn how your food scraps can help feed the garden.
DC Water will introduce the rain garden that has been installed on site.

Garden Orientation
An orientation session will take place at 1pm. Attending an orientation session is required for all plot holders or potential plot holders. Orientation sessions will be held every Sunday throughout April at 1pm. Make sure you attend a session!”

03/04/14 10:22pm

3118 Georgia Ave, NW

A new tavern is coming to the former Ma Ma’s Southern Cuisine space which closed back in October (formerly Hadiyah Cafe before that.) A recent liquor license placard has been posted that says:

“This is a new “C” Tavern with a Summer Garden. The establishment will serve coffee, small dishes and alcoholic beverages, while offering ping pong tables for use by patrons. Establishment will offer entertainment from DJs and musicians.”


looking north on Georgia towards Kenyon

02/28/14 11:00am


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: 630 Quebec Place, NW
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights/Park View
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Driveway/Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Basement: Yes, Fully finished with front and rear exits
Original List Price: $849,900.
List Price at Contract: $849,900.
List Date: 1/22/2014
Days on Market: 5
Settled Sales Price: $837,500.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 2/14/2014
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No

Original GDoN post is: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here. To see pics, click on the camera icon after opening the link.

Purchased in August 2013 for a settled sales price of $452,000. (list price was $349,500), the property was renovated by Walnut Street Development and back on the market in January. This recently settled sales price over $800,000. represents a significant benchmark in price appreciation for the east side of Georgia Avenue NW.

The one and only time a property had sold in Park View over $800,000. was back in 2006. Otherwise, the next highest price point hit was in the high $700,000’s, in September 2013. You can see all of the sales in the Park View neighborhood that were listed over $500,000. here.

Inventory all over the city has been very tight and there is a large pool of buyers trying to buy before mortgage interest rates head up further. I don’t expect to see this intensity change any time soon. The Spring market is anticipated to be very seller friendly, with another potential push up of DC home prices.

The listing agent was Bobbie Morrocco with M Squared Real Estate and the buyer was represented by Erin Mendenhall of Century 21 New Millenium.

02/16/14 2:00pm


“Dear PoPville,

Our cat got out yesterday around 4pm and we have not seen him since. He was an indoor out door cat with his previous owner in the neighborhood (Park View) but has been an indoor cat for about a year. We call him Bugsy. He is very very friendly and likes people so he would come straight up to you or hang out near a house hoping to get in. If anyone has seen him they can email me at julia(at)spoolia.com or call me at 202-374-4001.”

02/06/14 5:00pm


From an email:

“We are the newest chapter of the female-only cult phenomenon known as Dance Dance Party Party (DDPP). Unlike typical workout or dance classes, Dance Dance Party Party has no instructors, no fitness goals, and nothing to prove. There are only three rules in the room – no boys, no booze, and no judgment.

The set-up is simple: an hour of booty-shaking tunes, a room with the lights turned low, and women willing to let go. “DDPP started as a way to work out and have fun without the conformity of a gym – how often have you heard your favorite song while you’re on the treadmill and wanted to hop off to do a real running man?” says founder Glennis McMurray.

DDPPdc is grooving Tuesdays @ 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Park View Recreation Center
693 Otis Pl NW
, Washington, DC 20010
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ddppdc
Website: www.dancedancepartyparty.com/”

02/05/14 4:30pm

3506 Georgia Ave, NW

In early Dec. we first heard a Yoga studio was coming to Georgia and Newton Pl, NW.  The exact opening date is March 22nd. Their website says:

“Yoga Heights offers yoga, pilates and nutrition to create balanced wellness for every body, at every level and every budget.

We seek to empower our community to live with balance, confidence, jubilance, kindness and gratitude.

Yoga Heights is committed to working with you to ensure that health and wellness fit your schedule, your lifestyle and your goals.”