What happened to Mama Chuy’s on Georgia Avenue? It’s one of the best taco places in the city, but I noticed last week that the building is empty. Are they closed for good (please God no!) or did they just relocate?”
Back in 2014 we noted the building was for sale. Mama Chuy’s facebook page hasn’t been updated since early 2015, their website is no longer live and their voicemail is full. Not looking good…
“Lead Developer Brick Lane and partner, Brook Rose Development confirmed today the start of construction for the historic Helicopter Factory located on 770-774 Girard Street, NW, Washington, DC. Helicopter Factory is a 28,000 SF residential development comprised of a 7,600 SF built-to-suit warehouse (divisible to 5,100 SF and 2,500 SF) and 13 industrial-style luxury condominiums. Helicopter Factory is currently accepting appointments for the Warehouse Units. To schedule an appointment, contact Michael Hines of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, the exclusive listing agent for the Helicopter Factory.
This early 20th century factory was once owned by the eminent inventor Emile Berliner (1851- 1929) and his son-in-law, Joseph Sanders, who are best known for inventing the phonograph record, an early sound recording device and pioneering an early version of the helicopter at his Gyro Motor Company warehouse on Girard Street. The principal façade is in the Fairmont- Girard alleyway. In between 1907 and 1926, Berliner dedicated himself to improving the technologies of vertical flight through the development of a light-weight rotary engine. (more…)
“On today’s date, at approximately 4:00 AM, shots were fired at a vehicle at Georgia and Euclid St. NW. The victim drove to the corner of 7th and S St. NW, to report the incident. Moments later, 3 subjects were stopped in the 200 block of V St. NW. The 3 subjects were placed under arrest for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, is urged to contact the Third District Detective’s Office on 202-673-6918.”
This house is located at 756 Gresham, Northwest. The listing says:
“A brilliantly renovated (5) bedroom, (3.5) bath home with crown molding, Quartz, SS, bamboo hardwood floors and custom oak stairs. This well-appointed contemporary home offers a basement kitchenette, recessed lighting, custom vanities and much more. Minutes from the metro and shops!”
This rental is located at 737 Girard Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Grand 1st Floor with Brand New Open Kitchen with Granite Peninsula, Stainless Appliances. 3 Full Bedrooms Upstairs + FB, 2 Den Basement Bed Area + FB, Hardwood Floors and Tile Throughout. DW, WD in Unit. Brand New Full Baths with Full Tub and Shower. Wrap Around Front Porch with Additional Storage Underneath & Back Yard with For Entertaining. 90% Walkscore!”
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in the homicide of 35 year-old Kassahun Abebe Edo, of Irving Texas which occurred on Saturday, August 22, 2015, in the 700 block of Fairmont Street, Northwest.
On Thursday, August 27, 2015, at approximately 7:30 am pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 24 year-old Milkiyas Bayisa of Adelphi, Maryland was arrested by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was charged with Second Degree Murder in connection to the homicide of Mr. Edo.”
“This is a reminder that the 1A Advisory Neighborhood Commission’s Bruce Monroe Task Force is soliciting community input to identify the desirable long-term use(s) for the former Bruce Monroe School site located at 3000 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 20010 (between Irving St and Columbia Rd). The Government of the District of Columbia currently owns this parcel.
This site was formally designated to establish the Bruce Monroe Elementary School, which was later demolished in 2009. Currently, the site is designated for temporary park use. We need your input to determine the potential permanent use(s) for this site.The survey link can be found here.
This survey will take about 5 minutes to complete. The deadline to submit your response is September 9, 2015.”