2106 Vermont Ave, NW

From an email:

Duffy’s Irish Pub, DC’s favorite wing spot and neighborhood pub, is reopening!

“Andy Duffy returns as general manager, promising the same tasty wings doused in his secret recipe, the same award-winning Fish and Chips, the coldest beer in town and, of course, the Nats on TV.

New owner Casey Callister has signed a lease for the old Vermont Street location, but he will entrust all operations to Duffy. Callister owns DC-based Garden Thieves Pictures, which has produced several successful independent documentaries including Ballou and Fagbug Nation. ”

I type this right now from the Dart Room in Duffy’s. We are almost ready to open the doors, but we need your help! ~ andy

Be a big part of the Duffy’s reopening, please view our campaign:

OK, I screwed up. I gave away too much free beer, put my customers first and paid my landlord every month, well almost every month. However, the Pub was just not making enough to cover all the debt that remained from the early years of Duffy’s. Eventually I had to close it down. It was the worst day of my life.

Broke as can be, I went to Florida , where the living is cheap and got a job waiting tables. But now I’ve had enough sun and sand. I have a great opportunity to reopen Duffy’s this fall. This campaign is just about asking for a little help to get one of DC’s best neighborhood bars back open again. I am not asking for donations, I am just asking for your advance patronage. Be a part of the rebirth of Duffy’s!

They are trying to raise and ambitious $150,000. Duffy’s closed after 8 years back in Nov. 2014.

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Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the President of 10 Square Real Estate. 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. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1413 T St NW #405
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: Condo
List Date: 07/1/2015
Original List Price: $299,000
Settled Sales Price: $310,000
Seller Subsidy: $9300
Square footage: 455 Square Feet
Settled Net Price per Square Foot: $661
Days on market: 12
Settle Date: 14 August 2015
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listings can be seen here: here.

Commenters to the original Good Deal or Not (GDoN) post were generally not in favor of the price of this small one bedroom unit with a loft near 14th Street NW. There was a subsidy paid by the seller of $9300., but even figuring that into the net, this unit settled at $661 per square foot, which is on the high side for a re-sale. That said, the smaller the unit, the price per square footage goes up incrementally, so not overly shocking. In relation, high end new construction units at 14th and W St NW are attracting over $800 per square foot.

Currently, there are a total of 74 active listings for condo units all around NW DC priced under $300,000. Buyers who generally qualify around this price range may have some income related opportunities to tap into. Some specific DC benefits for buyers with moderate income include tax abatement, and down payment and closing cost assistance through the Home Purchase Assistance Program or HPAP.

The listing agent for the subject property sale was James Grant with Keller Williams Capital Properties. Aaron Smith of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty represented the buyer in this transaction.

Photos courtesy Republic Kolache

From an email:

“Our grand opening will be next Sat Aug 22 from 10a-1p, which will kick off our weeklyRepublic Kolache @ American Ice Co.’ [917 V Street, NW] residency (each Sat., same location, same hours).

Savory Kolaches

Half Smoke (from Meats & Foods)

w/ Sharp Cheddar & Shiner-Brined Jalapeño Relish
Chorizo (from Meats & Foods)

w/ Scrambled Egg & Sharp Cheddar

Sweet Kolaches

Vanilla Bourbon Peach

w/ Bacon Crumble
Cream Cheese & Toasted Pecan

w/ Lemon Zest & Cinnamon

w/ Housemade Ricotta


Hot or Iced Coffee (from La Colombe)
Mint Sweet Tea
Topo Chico mineral water”