MPD tweeted last night:
“5D SHOOTING/1100 BLADENSBURG RD NE/2 ADULT MALES SHOT IN THE HEAD/LOF 2 MALES WEARING SKI MASKS/5269″
MPD wrote this morning:
“This morning, Saturday, December 22, 2012, at about 1:45 am, 5D officers were called to a scene in the 1100 block of Bladensburg Road, NE, for a reported shooting. When officers arrived, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the men was lifeless at the scene. The second man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
At this point we have no further information to release, but we ask that anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the area at that time please call 727-9099 to report it.”
Updated full press release after the jump. (more…)
1200 Bladensburg Road, NE
Back in early October we learned that the Bardo brewpub hoped to reopen on a big lot at 1200 Bladensburg Road, NE. Things are rapidly progressing.
We have recently purchased a Beeutiful vacant lot in N.E. D.C., near the H. St. party corridor, in preparation for re-opening Bardo. The liquor license has been approved and construction plans have been submitted to the city. Construction is slated to start in December 2012. Plans for the bar include self serve taps, 500 outdoor seats, a funky building made from shipping containers, and the biggest brewery in the DC area. Bardo Rodeo operated in the 90′s as the largest brewpub in the country. The 22000 sq. ft. facility included 900 indoor & 700 outdoor seats and a 25-barrel brewhouse. As one of the first bars in the Clarendon neighborhood in Arlington VA, Bardo brewed 4000 kegs a year and enjoyed thousands of visitors each weekend. Indigogo provides the opportunity for Bardo to raise money to fund the project.
It’s like paying half price for the beer now but drinking it later.
Bardo currently has 300K in cash and 300K in brewing equipment but we need to raise another 150K (to do the custom programming on the Self-Serve Beer Setup). Our main fundraising focus is HALF-PRICE BEER. That’s right, HALF-PRICE BEER. Don’t wanna pay DC prices of $25 for a pitcher of beer? Get 100 Dollas of Beer for $50 pledge! Think of this as a big Groupon-style offering…
We also got T-shirts, pre-release tasting of the first batches of Bardo beer, private pre-opening party…
Also included in the fun will be self serve beer taps, outdoor beer garden, cornhole, and lots of other unmentionable happenings…
1200 Bladensburg Road, NE
Well this could be interesting – a new brewpub to be called Bardo is coming to 1200-1216 Bladensburg Rd., NE:
It will actually take up the tire store and two adjacent buildings:
The liquor license application out front says:
“New Tavern, Brewpub with microwave nachos, outdoor BBQ grill for Summer Garden. Total number of seats inside is 98, Summer Garden with 251 seats, and a total Occupancy Load of 349.”
Updates when construction begins.
1216 Bladensburg Road, NE
From MPD just before midnight:
“5D Shooting 1700 blk Trinidad Ave NE //2 A/M shot both conscious & breathing”
Sent around noon on Friday:
“5D STABBING 1700 BLK OF TRINIDAD AVE NE. NO L/O”
@IAFF36 tweeted these incredible photos from last night’s fire in Trinidad:
“Building Fire – 1375 Mt Olivet Rd NE (Webb Elem School) – 2-story educational, heavy fire showing, WORKING FIRE”
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Featured Property: 1205 Morse St NE #3
Legal Subdivision: Trinidad
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: H Street Corridor
Original List Price: $475,000.
List Price at Contract: $450,000.
List Date: 01/17/2012
Days on Market: 93
Settled Sales Price: $475,000.
Settlement Date: 05/18/2012
Seller Subsidy: $1,000.
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
Type Of Financing: VA
Original GDoN post is: here.
The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, open the listing link and scroll through the arrows on the main photo.
This might be one of the better deals on the investor side that has ever been profiled as a Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R), since the developer paid $200,000. cash for the entire building in 2010. In addition to the subject property, there are three additional condo units in this building, all currently under contract, listed from $400,000 to $525,000. Having personally brokered numerous properties in the Trinidad neighborhood over the years (ranging from $65,000. in the early 2000s to $500,000. at the peak of the market for a four unit building), I have to say that I’m rather impressed at the sale of a condo unit at this price. As one of the commenters noted on the original GDoN post, “the times, they are-a-changing, my friend…”
Located on the west side of the neighborhood, and substantially larger than other condo units recently marketed in Trinidad, these are much more expensive than a typical condo unit in this location. Now that these are selling, however, I would not be surprised to see similar developments in the future.
This home is located at 1712 Montello Ave, NE:
The listing said:
“Spectacular renovation from top to bottom. The owner spared no expense. This inviting home has everything. Features include, parking, wood floors, ss appliances, finished basement w/ full bath, bedroom and rec area. Lovely 4br 3.5ba is in desirable location w/ access to metro and public transportation.”
You can see a virtual tour here.
The reader wrote:
“Contract price: $364,000 + sellers pay closing.
Pictures don’t show a small yard, fence, and 2-car driveway in the back.
The listings have the square-footage at 1,020, but it’s actually 1,276. Public records just updated to reflect this.”
Do you think $364,000 was a good deal for this 4 bed/3.5 bath?
I thought these two from Gallaudet off Florida Ave, NE were pretty sweet.
Florida Ave, NW has been getting a lot of action lately – now Florida Ave NE is getting in on some action with Chinito’s Burritos opening up at 635 across from Galludet University.
Their Facebook page says:
Gastronomes Take Heed. Founded by Jin Chong, Chinitos Burritos is committed to serving the community authentic Mexican food at an affordable price. Located in the meat-packing district of NE, Washington, DC, my mission is to provide gourmet food that is prepared quickly. The name Chinitos is an adaptation of the Spanish word Chinos to describe Asians. Cheers to good food and longevity.
With a passion for food and a love for people, Chinitos Burritos aims to establish trust in the community for preparing authentic Mexican food done well. Gourmet food does not have to come with a gourmet price tag.
My hope is to inspire and enhance the quality of life through great food and experience, combined by entertainment and great atmosphere. Command the art of hospitality employing the juxtaposition of nourishment, rapport, and diversion to create harmony and foster the ceremony of life and living.
And here’s how it works:
Photo by PoPville flickr user AWard Tour
This is one of the rare occasions where I actually hope my scuttlebutt is wrong. Unfortunately I’ve heard it from a very good source as well as some other folks who’ve started to hear rumblings. Word on the street is that Capital City Diner will be closing soon at 1050 Bladensburg Road, NE. Capital City Diner opened back in Feb. 2010 after a long journey journey from upstate NY. In May 2011 their back patio opened and things were looking great. I’m not sure if it is the Denny’s that opened nearby at 1250 Bladensberg Rd, NE but I hear that could be part of the problem.
Anyway, I know many many folks really love Capital City Diner so I wanted to share the news as soon as possible. But like I said, in this particular case, I hope I’m wrong.
Update: Sadly, confirmed. From owner Matt Ashburn:
We sincerely appreciate your support, patronage, and– most of all– friendship over the past two years. You’re more than customers; you’re our friends and neighbors.
Although we received positive response to our recent improvements, we also encountered rising costs, a declining economy, and a national chain “diner” restaurant opening almost a stone’s throw away. Now, we must refocus and reformat our restaurant to move forward.
This weekend, we’ll open from 7am until 6pm on Saturday and Sunday so that we can meet up one last time to say good-bye before we close to reformat and improve our concept.
Again, thank you for your support and encouragement, we’d love to see you one last time at the old diner to say good-bye this weekend.
Matt & the Capital City Diner crew
Photo by PoPville flickr user ekelly80
This rental is located at Florida Avenue NE at 12th Street:
The Craigslist ad says:
Three level furnished (also available unfurnished) townhouse completely renovated with stainless steel appliances, modern fixtures, and rich hardwood floors. There are three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Just steps from the hub of the very happening H Street and a fifteen minute walk to the New York Avenue Metro stop (Red Line). Multiple bus lines picking up literally at the front doorstep with the X1 providing 30 minute express service to downtown. Utilities included. The virtual tour is available here. Please do not contact me through the virtual tour website.
Spacious master bedroom with high ceilings, two closets, queen bed; desk; en-suite bath with porcelain tiled shower, dual vessel sinks.
Second bedroom with full bed, desk, closet; hallway bath with tub and shower.
Stacked washer/dryer closet in upstairs hallway.
Open floorplan with hardwood floors and lots of natural light
Living area furnished with West Elm sectional sofa and 46″ LCD TV
Modern style fully equipped kitchen with custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, microwave, dishwasher, gas range, and side-by-side refrigerator.
Third bedroom with queen bed, desk and shelving
Bathroom with tiled stand up shower
Open middle area could be used as den, office or 4th bedroom
Easy street parking, no dedicated spot
Short term and unfurnished options are also available
Blocks to Safeway grocery, CVS, Rite Aid and bars/restaurants on H Street
Zipcar and Capital Bikeshare locations are a block away
$3800 sound right?
This condo is located at 1205 Morse St, NE:
The flier says:
“Open house 12/11 1-4 pm. Amazing space: new, big, open, fabulous! Look at the pics! Hardwood, stainless, granite, designer tile finishes. 2-level living with access to private rooftop ready for finishing. Close to Gallaudet Univ. , NY Ave. metro, Harris Teeter. H Street corridor re-development just 2 blocks away. Parking available for purchase. Three smaller, less expensive units also availble.”
This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $525,000 ($363 monthly condo fee.)
“Last night (this morning) about 12:37 am, two men were shot in front of a convenience store in the 1200 block of Mt. Olivet St. NE, near the intersection of West Virginia Avenue.
One of the victims, an 18 year old, died of his wounds. The second victim survived.
This morning at about 10:25 am, a 22 year old man was shot and killed near an alley in the 700 block of 19th St., NE, just off Benning Road.
There is no other information available to the public at this time. Detectives are investigating both cases.
If there is anyone in the community who has any information on either incident we ask that you call 727-9099 and report it.”
Thanks to a reader for sending the photo above. Any Denny’s fans? Do you think this is better, worse or the same as an IHOP?
This rental is located at 1114 Florida Ave NE:
The Craigslist ad says:
“I have a one bedroom apartment for rent as of July 1st, 2011. The apt is in a three until bulding. It’s in a safe and friendly neighbourhood, close to Gallaudet University, New York/Florida Metro Station, and the trendy H Street. The apartment has a washer and dryer in the unit. There is also tenant parking in the back. The two tenants in the bulding have cats and dogs so pets are welcome!
If you like the apt you sign a month-to-month, 6 months, or a yearly lease. There is NO application fee or pet fee.”
$1095 sound right for this 1 bedroom?
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