1245 5th Street NW

A reader writes:

“this shady corner store at the corner of 5th and N NW got shut down over a year ago for selling illegal drugs etc and it would be great to get this turned over to somebody that would actually put something nice in.

I’m assuming the high price is due to a commercial zone that would get grandfathered in. In any case it’s been a blight on the neighborhood and would be great to get something nice in there….like a sandwich place or coffee shop type thing.”

The MRIS listing says:

“Needs to be seen, diamond in the rough. strong potential. Can be converted into condos or use the first floor as store front”

It’s currently listed at $1,299,999.

dollar corner


“Dear PoPville,

I haven’t seen a post about the old church at 12 & Q St NW in over a year, but it looks like work is almost finished on it! It looks to be created in the form of a restaurant, and there’s a huge patio on the other side spanning the distance from the building to the alley next to the Watermelon House. The first picture is from a couple weeks ago, but the other two are from yesterday. That yellow placard in the Q St side window is a stop work order, but I couldn’t get close enough to read why, nor could I find any other placards about what who might be moving in.”



pride pils
can designed by Josette Matoto, courtesy DC Brau

From an email:

“The Pride Pils will debut at a “Yappy Hour” on the patio at Town (2009 8th St, NW) on June 7th, including prizes for best rainbow or unicorn PET costume.”

And the full press release:

Pilsners are quickly becoming a favorite style among craft beer drinkers in the States. Since introducing BRAU PILS into its lineup of year-round offerings in 2015, DC Brau’s take on a German-style Pilsner has eclipsed its flagship Citizen Belgian Pale Ale as its third best-selling brand with even stronger sales projections for 2017. (more…)

via google maps

From the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services:

“Outreach representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services have been in communication with MPD about a recent stabbing investigation at 8th & O St NW. (approximately 2:26pm.)

The Metropolitan Police Department is still on the scene investigating the incident. Please avoid this area and follow the instructions of emergency management personnel.

We ask if anyone has any information related to this incident that they please contact the Metropolitan Police Department’s tip-line at 202-727-9099 or by text at 50411.”

1651 New Jersey Ave NW

This house is located at 1651 New Jersey Ave, NW. (Ed. Note: This house has also been a “House of the Day” approximately a dozen times over the years. So psyched to get a peek inside.) The MRIS listing says:

“Every once in a while, an architect creates a unique home that stirs conversations and offers something truly creative. From the Geoffrey Meyers’ sculpture in the front garden to the modern take on a bay window, this contemporary Shaw row house is full of visual surprises and detailed luxury. 2 BR + Den (potential 3rd BR) Master suite feels like a luxury, boutique hotel. Roof terrace + parking.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $1,094,000.

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french quarter
9th and Q Street, NW

A reader reports:

The Shaw Bijou has a handwritten sign in the front window with “For deliveries, please call xxx-xxx-xxxx. French Quarter Brasserie”.

FQB’s website says they are opening in Shaw DC in May 2017.”

You can see Fairfax’s supper menu here and drinks menu here.

Update: Thanks to a reader for spotting the proposed opening date – May 29th!


courtesy Roadside Development

From a press release:

“Roadside Development is thrilled to announce 880 P, the continuing vision of the thriving City Market at O community located in the heart of Shaw. The new luxury development transforms an entire block of 9th and P Streets into a sophisticated urban oasis that caters to the whims of the modern city dweller.

The sleek, high-end features and amenities of 880 P are what set it apart. The stunning living areas and terraces, outdoor spaces with sweeping views of Washington DC, and the prestigious amenities of the nine-story residential project make it one of the most thoughtfully-designed buildings in the city. 880 P is a residential experience unlike any other, boasting 142 luxury units including 9 penthouse style suites with private fireplaces, and 3 townhouses elegantly designed by SBA of Washington, DC and Cecconi Simone of Toronto, with exceptional kitchen and bath finishes. “As the city continues to evolve, Washingtonians are in search of quality and convenience in one place, says Richard Lake, principle of Roadside Development. “We set out to deliver something that is truly thoughtful, that reflects the connected luxury of the development and continues to build on the culture and community of the neighborhood.”

The property was created with the notion that a rooftop should afford much more than spectacular views, but also present an urban escape from the everyday stresses. Amenities on the rooftop include a picturesque cascading waterfall, reflection pool, a state-of-art music room complete with a 1906 Steinway Grand Piano, fire pits, a lap pool and even a dog park. “It is our mission to put the residents first and 880 P provides the best platform to do just that, say Stephanie Williams, President of Bozzuto. “The innovative design, location and amenities make it one of the most engaging properties in the city, beautifully designed to be the home you will never want to leave, unless of course to go downstairs to dine at Convivial or to grab a cup of Compass Coffee.”

All living spaces will include: (more…)