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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

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“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.

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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

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3214 Georgia Ave, NW (just north of Kenyon)

This week in scuttlebutt I hear that a fried chicken pop up (from chef/folks many have heard of) is coming to that vacant space set to eventually be developed at Georgia Ave, NW. I guess while they are waiting for plans/logistics to fall into place a pop up restaurant featuring fried chicken could take over the space for a while. Updates when/if more info is know.

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3213 Georgia Avenue, NW

Back in April we learned that Heat Da Spot Coffee and Deli would be replacing the short lived Tibet Shop on Georgia Ave. You can see the progress that’s been made in the photo above – with larger windows added and a new entrance onto the good sized patio space. Looking forward to seeing how the inside turns out too!