04/03/14 4:00pm

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You can see more info and renderings here.

Yesterday @douglasdevdc tweeted:

“We broke ground on @TenleyViewDDC in @Tenleytown_DC! More details on what will be premier mixed-use property in #DC!”

From Tenley View’s website:

“New construction of 46,830 sf. of new residential space for sixty rental apartments on five new levels.

Renovation and restoration of existing ground and first floor structure to create approximately 13,985 sf. of retail space

Zero parking

Bicycle parking and car sharing available as alternate forms of transportation.”

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4600 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at Brandywine

03/07/14 11:51am

From DC Water:

“DC Water Lifts Boil Water Advisory for all affected customers – Effective 11:30 a.m. March 7, 2014. It is no longer necessary to boil your tap water or consume bottled water

Customers in the previously affected portion of NW Washington, DC can use tap water for all purposes. Please see the interactive map at www.dcwater.com to review the boundaries of the previous impact area. DC Water lifts the Boil Water Advisory after confirming that the drinking water meets water quality safety standards for this type of event. DC Water tested water samples from multiple sites, and at different times, in the impact area and has verified that there is no risk of water contamination from the loss of pressure. The pressure loss occurred on March 5, 2014 after a power outage at the Ft. Reno Pump Station. It is no longer necessary to boil your tap water or consume bottled water.

During this event, DC Water worked closely with the Environmental Protection Agency, its partners in the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Washington region to communicate with the public and quickly restore water service. “This boil water advisory was issued out of an abundance of caution,” said DC Water General Manager George S. Hawkins. “Though we recognized the possibility for contamination was slim, we erred on the side of caution to put our customers’ health and safety first. We sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience while we took the necessary time to ensure the safety of the water.”

03/05/14 7:36pm

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From a press release:

“The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) advises customers to boil their water for cooking and drinking if they are experiencing low water pressure, especially in areas West and Southwest of Rock Creek Park (see the updated map at link in press release). If customers do not have water service, they are advised to boil water when service is restored. If customers are not experiencing low water pressure and do not live in the affected area, customers do not need to boil their water.

On March 5, the Ft. Reno Pumping Station experienced a power outage that was isolated to the DC Water system. Due to a loss of pressure, affected customers are advised to boil their water until further notice. To minimize risk, customers should follow the instructions outlined in this advisory (more…)

11/26/13 2:30pm

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4600 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at Brandywine

“Dear PoPville,

They’re ripping down some long abandoned buildings on the corner of Brandywine and Wisconsin! Do you happen or can you find out what (if anything) is going to be put there???”

This is the former Babe’s Billiards space. It is going to become Tenley View from Douglas Development:

“Tenley View is the most exciting mixed-used apartment project to hit Washington DC’s Tenleytown neighborhood in years. Located at the bustling intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Brandywine Street, the new building will include a modern, mid-rise atop the former Babe’s Billiards building. The property will feature over 19,000 square feet of retail on the lower two levels and five levels of apartment units. This project was the first new construction residential development in the District of Columbia to receive approval to be built without any parking at all. The new building will be marketed to residents who rely on the close proximity to Metro service just one block away.

Facts

68,500 rentable square feet (18,783 sf retail; 49,717 sf residential)
Historic building built 1949; Acquired 2009; Redevelopment 2013-2014
Seven-story building
60 rental apartment units
Metro Access: One block from Tenleytown (Red Line)”

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Rendering via Douglas Development

11/01/13 11:30am

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4700 Wisconsin Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I heard from employees there that it will be closing for up to two years as the building is razed & rebuilt (along with two adjoining buildings). This is a neighborhood institution, a 24-hour dive diner that’s been there for decades. Big deal for Tenleytown. The employees said it was initially supposed to close in November but that they recently got word it has been delayed until January 2014.”

I called the store but they were unable to give firm timelines and the owner was not at the store. So it is not clear if they will close this January or next January. But it is clear at some point it’s looking like Steak ‘n Egg will be closing for extensive renovations. In June a Raze permit was issued for 4700 Wisconsin Ave, NW. At that time CityPaper reported:

“Developer Frank Economides, who owns the property and filed the permit application, says Steak ‘n Egg isn’t disappearing. The raze permit application was an early step in the process of a potential expansion of the restaurant.”

It now seems, while Steak ‘n Egg won’t disappear completely, they are likely to take an extensive hiatus during renovations. Stay tuned for more info on the timeline as it becomes available. For the moment they remain open. You can check out their menu here.

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Corner of Chesapeake and Wisconsin Ave, NW

08/21/13 4:30pm

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4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

A reader sends an updated grand opening for Firelake Grill coming to the former Ruby Tuesday space at Van Ness and Wisconsin Ave, NW. The owner tells him “Aug. 28. 29, 30th”.

Another reader sends Firelake Grill’s website:

“Firelake Grill, a new contemporary American restaurant by Fired Up Grills Restaurant Group, offers guests a comfortable, upper casual dining experience in the heart of Tenleytown. Most of our handcrafted cuisine at Firelake is prepared using a live hickory wood grill. Our mission is to create pleasurable and memorable moments, in a warm and friendly environment for our guests, our staff and our partners.”