1914 9th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Join Red Wolf Imports and winemaker Charl Coetzee as they debut South Africa’s Babylonstoren wines in the District with a five-course, wine-pairing dinner at Dino’s Grotto in Shaw on October 18, 2016.

South African wine production is experiencing a generational shift with enthusiastic new producers and young winemakers pushing the boundaries of the formerly domestically-focused industry. Their wines tell the story of South Africa’s diverse climates and soils, while simultaneously setting the course for its future. Babylonstoren is at the forefront of this charge. (more…)

624 T Street, NW

From The Bike Rack:

“Bike + Brew is back!

Gather your friends, colleagues, teammates, neighbors and enemies for a night of Gold Sprints, beer, prizes and friends.

RSVP on Facebook and share with your friends. Events will begin at 6pm and will last until about 9pm.

What are Gold Sprints?
Gold Sprints are head-to-head races on stationary fixed gear bikes. A screen shows who is in the lead…the racers can’t see it, but the crowd can! Check out the video below.”


“Dear PoPville,

Shaw is undergoing a lot of construction for the DC Clean Water act. This morning, left my house btwn 6th and Rhode Island ave to a tree debacle.

Why would the tree have a protective barrier around the base, only to be smashed in half via a hydraulic excavator? Doesn’t seem to make sense.

Isn’t there a permitting process for tree removal?

Sure — “it’s just a tree” , but there’s only so many older and larger oak trees east of rock creek park. It’ll only take another 30 years to get a similar tree canopy back.”

1905 9th Street, NW

Update: “Due to the impending foul weather projected for this Saturday, 1905 has rescheduled its BRATS & BREWS sausage fest to Saturday, October 15th. Thanks!”

From an email:

“BRATS & BREWS, 1905’s Oktoberfest celebration, returns to the roof deck on Saturday, October 8th starting at 1pm. Chef Joel Hatton & crew will be offering 3 types of sausages from Meats & Foods ($5 each), a selection of sides ($5 for 2), warm salted pretzels with mustard ($2 each) and cans of DC Brau Oktoberfest ($7 each). Sides include potato salad with haricots & tarragon, a marinated cucumber salad with dill yogurt, and marinated sesame mushrooms. All of the sides are vegetarian/vegan friendly & gluten free. They’ll also have a selection of krauts on hand to accompany the sausages.

Guests may choose to order a la carte or get a plate & a beer for $15 (includes 1 sausage, 2 sides & a can of O’fest). No reservations are necessary; lederhosen encouraged!

The Airs Up There, All photos by Greg Powers

From a press release:

“James Beard Award-nominated Columbia Room (124 Blagden Alley NW) welcomes the fall season with a new cocktail and food menu inspired by leaves and the richness of nature.

columbia-room-fall-menu-2016 (PDF)

The new fall menu launches Tuesday, October 4 in the Tasting Room, Spirits Library and Punch Garden and the new food offerings mark the first menu from Chef Johnny Spero, who took over Columbia Room’s culinary program as executive chef this summer. Leaves are the centerpiece of the three- and five-course Tasting Room menu, with a diverse array of foliage being incorporated into the cocktail-and-small-plate pairings, including buchu leaf, sheep sorrel leaf, shiso leaf, fig leaf, blackberry leaf and sage. (more…)


Suzanne Des Marais is an associate broker with Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . 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 and/or Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1740 New Jersey Ave NW, Multiple Units
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Shaw

Multiple Units, in order of settlement date, as follows:

Unit 2: 2 Bedroom 2 Bath, 1160 square feet, Priced $599,650. Under Contract, Settles 10/28/2016

Unit 5: 1 Bedroom 1 Bath, square feet not noted, Priced $399,650. Settled 09/20/2016 for $389,000. plus $8250. in subsidy from Seller

Unit 4: 2 Bedroom 2 Bath, square feet not noted, Priced $492,750. Settled 08/31/2016 for $492,750. plus $750. in subsidy from Seller

Unit 1: 2 Bedroom 2.5 Bath, 1260 square feet, Priced $599,650. Settled 08/30/2016 for $600,000. plus $750. in subsidy from Seller

Unit 3: 1 Bedroom 1 Bath, square feet not noted, Priced $399,750. Settled 08/30/2016 for $399,750. plus $2095. in subsidy from Seller

Average Days on Market: 55
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here for unit 4 and here for unit 3.

The listings can be seen here: here.

Given how many times this building has been commented on for “Good Deal or Not” (GDoN), it is long overdue for a Revisited post. You can see the two condo listings above with 49 and 10 original comments respectively. (more…)