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3124 Georgia Ave, NW

Early last year this building was supposed to become home to Mama Put “serving Asian & African inspired food, with an atmosphere for lounging and listening to DJ music or Live Bands”. Recently a new liquor license placard was posted for Hush Restaurant & Lounge saying:

“Tavern specializing in intercontinental food with seating capacity of 250 and total occupancy of 350. Summer garden with 100 seats. Entertainment Endorsement to include cover charge and dancing.”

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looking north on Georgia towards Kenyon Street and Morgan’s Seafood

And just a few storefronts south that proposed tavern with ping pong tables looks to be making progress in the former Ma Ma’s Southern Cuisine space:

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3118 Georgia Ave, NW

Looks like the bar is getting framed out:

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rental

This rental is located on the 600 block of Harvard St, NW. The listing says:

“Gorgeous brand new renovation, 3br, 3.5 bathroom row house in Columbia Heights/Park View. $3500 per month, including security system. Available Dec 1 or January 1, one year lease (with possibility to extend).

– Spacious 2000 sqf on 3 floors, open plan, hardwood floors throughout, exposed brick, gated back patio
– 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths (master suite with 2 walk-in closets; all bedrooms with own bath, ample closets, lots of windows; ground floor powder room)
– All new stainless steel appliances (including dishwasher, double door fridge, stove and built-in microwave, lots of storage in the kitchen)
– Central air/heating; nest thermostat for energy saving and control via app/smart phone
– Beautiful gated brick patio (can double as parking, although street parking is plentiful)
– Walking distance (10 mins) to two metro stations — Columbia Heights and Georgia Avenue/Petworth; 1/2 block from 70 bus line stop that goes straight downtown
– Pets considered (with approval and additional deposit)
– Comes with security safe and free FrontPoint security contract
– Comes with one visitor parking pass
– Partially furnished if desired

Walking distance to 11th St. restaurants, and 14th street shopping (Target, Giant, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Washington Sports Club, etc.), Petworth bars (Lookingglass Lounge, DC Reynolds) and metro stations. Also, new restaurants and bars have opened up on this part of Georgia Ave. (Mothership, Bravo Bar, more in the making), adding to established culinary landmarks like Harrar Coffeeshop, Mama Chuy’s, Woodlands Vegan Bistro and Morgan’s Seafood.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $3,500/Mo.

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Photos courtesy From the Core Studios

From a press release:

“After months of renovations to create a space perfect for fitness, From the Core Studios, a fitness and Pilates studio located at 3111 Georgia Avenue NW, is now open for classes and will host its grand opening the weekend of October 31 through November 2. The two-level studio is the first of its kind in the neighborhood, offering a wide variety of classes suited for all levels of fitness.

The first level includes five brand-new Peak Pilates reformers and towers, perfect for a challenging workout that lengthens and tones muscles, providing a full-body workout while improving balance and flexibility. The second level will be home to wide variety of classes, such as Pilates mat, Pilates chair, strength and conditioning, TRX, kettlebell, kickboxing and boxing, interval and circuit training, barre, Zumba, African dance, and boot camp classes. It also features a one-of-a-kind aerial silk system for stretching, flexibility and core conditioning classes.

To celebrate its grand opening, From the Core Studios will offer free classes Halloween weekend from October 31 through November 2. Visit www.fromthecorestudios.com to sign up for all classes. (more…)

746 Park Road Northwest

This rental is located at 746 Park Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“Two unit apartment in Columbia Heights. Two-bedroom, one bath. Private outdoor space. Close to Downtown and the shops, galleries and restaurants of Logan Circle and 14th & U Street corridors. Hardwood floors, W&D, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, custom kitchen & tiled baths.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,495/Mo.

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Tough times continue for Murry’s – first H Street, NE and now Georgia Ave. Thanks to a reader for the tip:

“Just a heads up, Murry’s has closed on GA Ave in Park View. I won’t miss it!”

According to Urban Turf last plans were for 100 unit rental building with ground floor retail. Updates as construction progresses and more details are known.

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3400 Georgia Ave, NW

croquet

“Dear PoPville,

I thought I had dodged a bullet when I saw three individuals on ATVs ride past me on my way home just now. But as I got closer to home, things took another turn. On Warder Street, I encountered the scene captured in this photo. Talk about sketch! As if Park Morton doesn’t have enough problems — now this.

Perhaps your readers know of something that can be done? Surely these people do not own this land, and have not cleared any croquet-related activity with the city. Yet there they were, using it with abandon. It’s so unnerving to be going about one’s business in an urban setting and then be confronted with a group of people wielding wooden clubs. When I looked at them for what must have been a second too long they made some sort of joke among themselves and just laughed.

You would have maybe hoped that this element would be too distracted by the Nationals to be on a street corner, menacing passersby with mallets and the threat of an errant ball. But no. I risked taking a photo but obviously I didn’t want to get very close. But I just had to let innocent people in the area know to beware. The last thing I want is to turn on the news tonight and see a report about Park View’s wicket problem.

Knowing that you care deeply about safety issues in the community, I wanted to let you know. Please keep this note anonymous, as I would be worried about possible retribution (I live on a street nearby).”

Ed. Note: Hilarious. Though I’m not sure if the woman hit by an ATV resulting in a broken pelvic bone, broken tailbone and a left broken leg, and other injuries would agree.

DC8466222 - Prime end lot home

This house is located at 720 Quebec Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Charming corner lot Century Home on treelined street with deck, fireplace, original details incl pocket doors, formal DR. En suite bathroom, huge front porch, Den, Ample closets. Easy BSMT conversion. Home Warranty. 3 car pkg! 1 block to Petworth Metro! Short walk to 11th St hotspots, Lincoln Cottage, Washington Hospital Center and more!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $715,000.

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3118 Georgia Ave, NW

A reader asks:

“do you know anything about coffee/bar replacing Ma Ma’s at 3118 Georgia?”

Back in March we learned that a new bar with ping pong tables would be taking over the space. A new permit posted out front says buildout for a new “coffee shop/bar”:

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Sounds like in the morning they’ll be a coffee shop and transition to a bar at night. Keeping my fingers crossed on the ping pong tables…

Ed. Note: A new coffee and deli spot is also slated to come nearby to the former Tibet Shop at 3213 Georgia Avenue, NW.

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Looking north towards Kenyon