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14th and W St, NW

From a press release:

“Homebuyers in the Nation’s capital will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to “Own Fourteenth Street” as Urban Pace begins sales at Lumen, the first new condominium development on 14th Street in five years. Lumen’s 18 elegantly appointed residences, delivering in early 2016, will provide direct access to one of the city’s most vibrant entertainment and commercial hubs. One fortunate buyer will enjoy a full-floor penthouse with direct private elevator access, a 600 square foot private terrace, and expansive southern views. Prices will range from the $500,000s to over $1 million.

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Penthouse rendering via Lumen

Located at 2200 14th Street, NW at the intersection of 14th and W Streets, NW, Lumen will offer six one-bedroom, 11 two-bedroom residences, and the spectacular 1,540 square foot penthouse. (more…)

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1418 U Street, NW

From a press release:

“District Distilling Company, Inc. is in the process of developing DC’s first combined craft distillery + bar + restaurant in an approximate 8,000 square foot space near the corner of 14th and U Streets, NW. District Distilling Company will produce a range of distilled spirits, which will be served in the adjacent bar and restaurant, as well as available for purchase in the tasting room. Tours of the distillery will be offered to the public.

Complementing the onsite distillery will be a full service bar and restaurant located on the second floor with seating for approximately 150, including private event spaces. The restaurant will offer unique American cuisine highlighted by the diverse range of products from the growing craft distilling industry.

The project is still in the permitting stage; and plans call for an early 2016 opening.”

1711 U Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1711 U Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Wonderful upper level of 2 unit end townhouse on U Street. Living room with fireplace, renovated kitchen with washer/dryer and 1/2 bath on carpeted 1st floor. Large master bedroom with wood floor and carpeted 2nd bedroom on upper level – both with full baths. Includes 1 surface parking space in rear. Available August 1st. Be close to everything U Street has to offer. No pets and no smoking.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,400/Mo.

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“Dear PoPville,

I saw the item about the demolition at 13 & U, NW. I live near 12th & U and walk by there pretty regularly. The upper, more sun-bleached part of the mural was uncovered a week or so ago while the demolition was still underway. Then just a couple days ago the lower half of the mural, much brighter in color because it had been completely walled over, began to appear as workers slowly chipped away at the wall of the adjoining building.

Would be interesting to know when these were painted and the story behind them. Pretty sure that the building that housed Rite Aid and a few other shops was built in the 1980s, give or take, so obviously this mural pre-dates that. All I know for sure is that when we moved to the area in 2000 the Rite Aid building was there.”

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The last untouched corner at 14th and Florida Ave, NW – goes down. Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Florida Liquors, open as recently Saturday now closed. Saw demo crews carrying out fixtures yesterday.”

A yelp reviewer writes:

“the selection is slim, the teller is behind bulletproof glass, and there’s always someone standing out front panhandling”

Updates when we learn more about plans for the corner.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Brian Mosley

Oh let this be true!!

“I heard from an Apple store representative in Georgetown that they’re opening an Apple Store in the”U St corridor area”.

Any guesses where?

Ed. Note: This is the same way we first heard about the Trader Joe’s now at 14th and U so I’ll be cautiously optimistic!