3124 Georgia Avenue, NW
A new restaurant is coming to the former Tax Services storefront at 3124 Georgia Ave, NW. A liquor license application posted out front says:
“A new full scale restaurant serving Asian & African inspired food, with an atmosphere for lounging and listening to DJ music or Live Bands. Entertainment with a cover charge. Total number of seats is 99. Summer Garden seating is 18.”
Sounds promising! More info as it becomes available.
Girard and Sherman Avenue, NW
A few weeks ago I shared some news that a new restaurant was coming to the long vacant building at the corner of Girard and Sherman Ave, NW. Thanks to a reader I was able to speak with one of the owners – Sam Jahanbeen. Sam was kind enough to share his plans for the space. First of all Sam is the nephew of the owner of Saloon on U Street. And that’s not the only Saloon connection – Sam’s business partner is Kaleabe Getaneh the former bar manager of Saloon.
And like Saloon, The Hilltop Restaurant and Bar will focus on German beer and other imports. But in addition to the focus on beer the duo also plan to offer a solid dining option. Nothing fancy but comfortable “American fare”. The key to Sam is comfort. Unlike the Saloon, The Hilltop Restaurant and Bar will not enforce (love it or hate it) no standing rules. They hope to keep the atmosphere relaxed and a real neighborhood spot.
The restaurant and bar will take over the whole first floor. And in the warmer months there will be an outdoor seating area as well as a window that opens up like El Chucho on 11th Street and Pearl Dive on 14th Street. Lots of updates as construction progresses. Can’t wait for late Spring/early Summer!
According to AlertDC at 7:07am:
“3D STABBING20642 HRS@ 500 BLOCK OF KENYON ST NW/ LOF A B/M- 50 YOA ARMED WITH A KNIFE/ DRIVING A BLACK-BLACK PEARL TAXI CAB #194 BEARING DC TAG#01939H”
“3D Armed Carjacking: 500 B/O Kenyon St NW – Black 2011 Chevy Impala Black Pearl CAB #194 DC tags 01939H Suspect B/M 50′s armed with a knife”
“Police say the cab driver was conscious and breathing when emergency crews arrived at the scene.”
A reader tweets @PoPville asking what’s going on with one of the vacant buildings at the southeast corner of Sherman and Girard St, NW. I stopped by yesterday and saw a permit posted saying future use will be a restaurant. Stay tuned for updates as construction progresses.
Hopefully this will encourage development of the long blighted property across the street on the northeast corner of Sherman and Girard:
Harrar Coffee and Roastery recently opened at 2904 Georgia Ave, NW. I’m hoping it’s because of the holidays but it’s been dead empty the last couple times I stopped in. It reminds me a lot of Columbia Heights Coffee on 11th Street, which is to say it is awesome. If you live nearby you should def. check them out.
I was wondering if you have any info about the restaurant going in at the corner of Georgia and Lamont?”
The restaurant moving into the former Brown’s Caribbean Bakery at 3301 Georgia Ave, NW is from the owner of the El Floridano food truck. Back in July we learned from their Kickstarter campaign:
Mothership will be a restaurant and bakery in what was formerly a carry-out space on Georgia Avenue. With community tables, weekend brunch and family-friendly BBQs, we hope Mothership will be a community cornerstone and meeting place. Chef/Owner Stephan Boillon will offer delicious baked goods & pastries, gourmet pizzas, small plates and seasonal tasting menus, designed to showcase great ingredients.
By preparing farm-to-table, seasonal ingredients, sustainable seafood, and pastured meats, we will provide good wholesome food to upper Georgia Avenue in an inviting neighborhood space. Our goal is to give our patrons tasty and unique food options, whether they are eating a vegan, vegetarian, pescaterian or omnivorous diet.
This rental is located at 536 Irving Street, NW:
The listing says:
“Renovated rowhouse. Three bedrooms and bath upstairs. fourth bedroom with full bath on main level. Renovated kitchen, living room & dining room. Stackable washer/dryer Deep backyard and off street parking for one car.”
This 4 bed/2 bath is going for $2,700/Mo.
On November 30, 2012, at approximately 10:15 PM, 2 adult male victims were located in the 600 block of Newton Place, Northwest suffering from several gunshot wounds to their legs. Both males were taken to an area hospital for treatment.
The suspects were described as unknown, males, 5’6-5’8” in height, wearing all black clothing and armed with a black color handgun last seen running toward 6th Street, Northwest.
If anyone has any information regarding this assault please call (202) 715- 7506, (202) 727-9099 or by Text: 50-411.
And just after midnight MPD tweeted:
“D Armed Carjacking //1200 block U Street NW //LOF a blk 4D Merc Benz unknown tag number last seen west bound towards V Street NW”
Photo via PoPville twitter follower @DawnCrothers
A Third District police officer was involved in a police shooting last night [Wed.] which occurred in the 400 block of Kenyon Street, NW, at approximately 11:15 PM.
One suspect has been arrested.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.
Keefer and Georgia Ave, NW
On Saturday the Tibet Shop opened at the corner of Keefer and Georgia Ave, NW. This is from the same folks who have a shop in Adams Morgan. The owner is super nice – if you live in the neighborhood – stop in and say hi.
2904 Georgia Ave, NW
The long awaited Harrar Coffee and Roastery has opened at 2904 Georgia Ave, NW between Harvard and Columbia. I stopped in on Sat. [they opened Sunday] and while some finishing touches were ongoing I was able to take a few photos. A great transformation of this former bodega. There is a narrow entry that leads to the coffee bar. Towards the back there is a small seating section for about 6-10. And of course there is roasting on scene and you can buy bags to go. I’m eager to head back to get a taste. Def. a great addition to the neighborhood.
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3607 Georgia Ave, NW
Thanks to all who sent emails about this great possibility for Georgia Ave.
From their Kickstarter page:
EatsPlace’s mission is to be an evolving creative enterprise that lives, breathes, and changes according to what’s in season, what chefs are dreaming up and what neighbors crave. We’ll be located on Georgia Avenue in the Parkview/Petworth area of Washington DC. We promote good eating, food education and slow food business development through:
(1) Pop-uppery: EatsPlace will be a dedicated dining space that allows guest chefs to have residencies and pop-up their restaurants. EatsPlace will have a new restaurant popping up every month or so, but don’t worry your favorites will return for encore performances, or we’ll help them open up their own place!
(2) Shared Community Commercial Kitchen: EatsPlace will rent out its fully licensed commercial kitchen to local caterers and food producers to allow them to make and sell their food at food carts, farmers markets, grocery stores and to you.
(3) Marketplace: EatsPlace will stock both food and food-related supplies. You will be able to buy foods prepared in-house, from pickles to pasta to complete prepared meals. Shop here for weekly provisions or daily bread and support local culinary entrepreneurs. Our community kitchen users will be able to sell their products at the EatsPlace marketplace as well. All kinds of foods, sauces, sausages and baked goods are prepared on site and sold under the same roof. It doesn’t get any more local than that.
(4) Education: EatsPlace will host events such as cooking classes, tasting courses, skill-share workshops and other community activities. We will also offer career-building courses like food law, food packaging 101, and trade show secrets revealed.
Raising money here will show our other investors that the community wants a place to celebrate food. We’ve got the largest piece of the pie, the property, but we still have to convert the space and build it up and out. Your much appreciated contribution will help us build out and purchase equipment for production, including prep tables, a food processor, a mixer, a fryer and ranges for culinary roamings, and shelving and walk-in cooling to store everybody’s delicious creations, as well as purchase initial supplies and ingredients.
Fund the project here.
3600 block of Georgia Ave, NW
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 princeofpetworth.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: 648 Morton St NW
Legal Subdivision: Columbia Heights
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Columbia Heights
Original List Price: $599,000.
List Price at Contract: $599,000.
List Date: 08/06/2012
Days on Market: 10
Settled Sales Price: $586,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
List to Net Sales Price Ratio: 97.83%
Settlement Date: 09/19/2012
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Type Of Financing: Conventional
Original GDoN post is: here.
The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, click on the camera icon after opening the link.
This post is a continuation of a theme that I’m seeing over and over as I profile settled sales in the District of Columbia for Good Deal or Not Revisted (GDoN-R) posts. Generally, the theme goes something like this: what happens when you have historically ridiculously low mortgage interest rates + good jobs and income + an influx of new residents every month who are coming for the good jobs and because they hate their suburban commutes + all the houses are getting snapped up pretty darn quick and in many cases with competing offers + developers are making money again buying houses (relatively) cheap, fixing them up, and selling them wherever they can find them. Add to that revitalized areas with good restaurants, yoga studios, accessible public transportation, a burgeoning local theater and arts scene… I could go on.
For those who have not been playing along, the last several GDoN-R posts have featured homes in locations that several commenters to the original Good Deal or Not post pooh poohed as being unworthy of the listed price of the property. In each case, the properties sold not only quickly, but within a close range of the listed price. In last week’s post I described how some areas of the District of Columbia are experiencing a rapid revival due to an availability of raw product (un-renovated houses) for builders, and buyer demand for the finished renovated houses (similar to the present subject property).
After last week’s GDoN-R post I did some poking around the new September numbers that were recently released. It was interesting to see that many of the neighborhoods with startlingly high year over year gains in median price were neighborhoods that may have been considered (and might still be considered by many) to be off the beaten track.
The zip code 20010, which includes the subject property (as well as Columbia Heights further west and Mount Pleasant) shows a 17.23% increase in median price when comparing September of 2012 with September 2011. The average number of days on market in 20010 decreased year over year by 55.88%, reflecting how rapid the market pace is right now.
Photo by PoPville flickr user schmiddi
The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to inform the public and members of the media about several planned events that will affect traffic around the city this weekend and during the week. There are many street closures associated with these events.
Howard University Homecoming Parade
This event is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2012. The following streets will be closed beginning at 9:30 am and should reopen by 1:00 pm:
North on 6th Street to Fairmont Street, NW
West on Fairmont Street to Georgia Avenue, NW
South on Georgia Avenue to Florida Avenue, NW
Southeast on Florida Avenue to 5th Street, NW
North on 5th Street to T Street, NW
East on T Street to Anna Cooper Circle, NW
Southeast around the circle to 3rd Street, NW
North on 3rd Street to Elm Street, NW
East on Elm Street to 2nd Street, NW
North on 2nd Street to Bryant Street, NW
West on Bryant Street to 4th Street, NW
North on 4th Street to the Valley (where parade will disband)
28th Annual Army Miler
This event is scheduled for Sunday, October 21, 2012. The proceeding streets will be intermittently closed along the race route beginning approximately at 7:30 am and should reopen by 12:00 pm.
The race route is to originate along Washington Boulevard (Route 27) in Arlington, Virginia and progress across the Arlington Memorial Bridge into the District of Columbia. Once in the District of Columbia, runners are to take the following route, prior to its conclusion in Arlington, Virginia:
Crossing the Arlington Memorial Bridge around Lincoln Circle to Henry Bacon Drive
East on Constitution Avenue, NW
North on 19th Street, NW
West on Virginia Avenue, NW
South on Rock Creek Parkway, NW to Ohio Drive, SW
East on Independence Avenue, SW (runners will take the Westbound side)
Northeast on Maryland Ave SW
South on 1st Street, NW (crossing Peace Circle and Garfield Circle)
West on Independence Avenue, SW (runners will stay on the left side)
South on 14th Street, NW to Interstate 395
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This coop is located at 429 Kenyon Street, NW:
The listing says:
“Spacious two bedroom unit offers two full bathrooms, lots of closet space and included parking. Newly renovated kitchen! Walking distance to bustling Columbia Heights, 11th Street Corridor, and Washington Hospital Center. Great opportunity and great price!”
You can see more photos here.
This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $159,000 ($250 monthly coop fee.)
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