good humor

Gotta respect the good sense of humor!

A reader admits:

“Yesterday, I reached a new milestone and managed to find myself locked between the two front doors in the entry to my almost-purchased new home in Truxton Circle. After twenty minutes of trying to open the doors, sitting on the floor, checking work emails, wasting time on social media, my relator came to let me out.

New homeowners beware—bring all keys with you at all times!”

1221 4th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1221 4th Street Northwest. The listing says:

“2 BD/2 BA, 2 lvl condo complete w/ open space designs, luxury KIT & BATHS, intercom system w/ radio/CD player, Bamboo floors, custom maple cabinets, SS Appl. & Cable Railings, Granite Counters. Rear Deck off main BD, walk down to rear fenced yard. Historic bldg in Old City/Mt Vernon, 3 blks frm Mt Vernon Sq/Convention Center Metro Green/Yellow Lines. Walking distance to restaurants & Safeway.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,000/Mo.

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300 Florida Ave, NW

A few weeks ago we learned all about the plans for ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar. It sounds awesome. It will, however, require a tremendous renovation for this sweet property – vacant since 2000. The owners were kind enough to let me stop by and snap some photos so we can take a look back when the transformation is complete.  Work will likely begin in June and hopefully be completed by late October/early November.  The first floor dominated by a bar (25 seats) and the second floor for the restaurant (49 seats).  Oh yeah and a 2500 liter cask for fermenting cider is coming too.  There will be 42 draft lines! 17 for beer, 17 for cider 6 for wine and 2 for cocktails.  Can’t wait to see how this turns out:

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hoagie-house
4th and N St, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“I wish someone would do something with this awesome property! The new windows went in a few months ago. The vacant notice went up yesterday or today.”

Hoagie House was nominated for a horse’s ass award back in Nov. 2010, showed signs of promise back in 2013 but alas looks much the same besides the windows.

Here’s how it looked in 2010:

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226 Bates Street, NW

This rental is located at 226 Bates Street, NW. The listing says:

“Terrific “pied a terre” flat, walk up 2nd level in “Truxton Circle”. Renovated contemporary unit with traditional details, hardwood floors, galley kit, rear enclosed porch, Large BR, bath. W/D. Approximately 840 sq ft. NO CATS. Dogs case by case. Convenient to Georgetown Law School, Howard Un., Downtown, Cap Hill. Close to Coffee shops, dining.”

226 Bates Street, NW inside

You can see a few more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,750/Mo.

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From a press release:

ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar to be DC’s First Cider Producer

“Basque Bar, LLC” has secured a long-term lease on the vacant space at 300 Florida Ave NW with immediate plans to revive the building and property. The company has designated its trade name as “ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar” and plans to operate a restaurant, bar and cidery beginning in late 2015.

ANXO aims to reinvigorate interest in traditional cider, one of the Mid-Atlantic’s oldest drinks. ANXO will produce its own cider on-premises with the help of renowned cider-maker Kyle Sher- rer of Millstone Cellars. Natural fermentation in oak barrels will lead to a limited product that is notably different from the vast offerings ANXO will present from around the world. (more…)

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4th and P and New Jersey Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I thought I’d share some more development news from Truxton Circle. Yesterday 3 trees were cleared from the vacant lot at 4th and P NW (basically New Jersey and P). There is a permit for a rollaway dumpster and for the tree removal, the second of which was issued to Ditto, the same company behind the new million dollar condos at 5th and Q that you posted about a couple weeks ago. Ditto seems to have a pretty good reputation on PoPville, and I’m excited the empty lot will be turned into something nice.”

Ed. Note: This is the former lot that had the billboard debate back in 2009:

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4th and P and NJ Ave in 2009