4600 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 4600 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Renovated, immaculate 1 bed 1 bath condo. All utilities included. Spacious kitchen w stainless steel appliances. Large windows looking down on huge green backyard. In secured building with 24 hr concierge, fitness center, lots of storage, bicycle storage, meeting spaces. 10 min walk to Van Ness metro. Lots of shopping in area. Garage parking usually available for rent in building.”

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This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,550/Mo.

calvert Woodley
4339 Connecticut Ave, NW

The property home to Calvert Woodley Fine Wines & Spirits has sold for $6.76 million according to the Washington Business Journal. Thank God they report the owner saying:

“To move the store was almost impossible. So then I was approached by Polinger, and we agreed to have the store remain here, and they would just purchase the land and maybe do something in the distant future. We’ve got the equivalent of a 30- to 35-year lease.”

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From WMATA:

“On May 4, Metro will begin a major capital project which will close the west entrance to Van Ness and install four new entrance escalators, one at the west entrance and three longer units into the station.

The project will replace the current escalators, which are almost 35 years old and have exceeded their useful life, with brand new escalators that are more durable and reliable. Metro’s contractor, KONE, will install the new escalators one at a time: completing each of the three longer units from the landing to the mezzanine first then finishing up with replacing the final shorter entrance unit to landing.

Two landing to mezzanine escalators along with the elevator and newly replaced east side entrance escalators will remain available for customer use.

At 270 feet long, the Van Ness escalators transport riders 56 feet from the station mezzanine to the entrance landing. They will be replaced with more reliable units as part of Metro’s contract with KONE to replace 128 escalators across the Metrorail system.

How long will the project take?
Each escalator will require approximately 40 weeks for site preparation, demolition, construction, installation and testing. Replacing all four escalators in succession will take a total of about 3 years. Metro engineers will work closely with the project contractor, KONE, to ensure the work is done as safely and efficiently as possible.

Why will it take so long? (more…)

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4481 Connecticut Ave, NW

Quiznos closed back in March 2014. Now a coming soon sign has been posted for Thai Pad. A liquor license application says:

“New restaurant serving exclusively Thai food. Seating for 28 and total occupancy load of 33.”

Hours are listed as “Sunday through Thursday 11 am – 10:30 pm and Friday & Saturday 11 am – 11 pm”

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“Lily, a terrier mix, pulled out of her collar and ran away from her dog walker this afternoon (around 4:00 pm). She was last seen at 37th and Upton Streets, NW and was heading towards Reno Road. She’s a shy girl, so will probably try to run if you approach her. If you see her, please call Kitty Block at 202-236-1653.”

4007 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 4007 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“This cozy, elegant and charming studio is located in Tilden Court and Forest Hills Community. It has high ceilings, large windows a separate dining nook, shelving in closets, extra storage in the basement, a gym, laundry room and bike room in the basement. close to metro stop. All utilities included and basic cable.”

You can see a few photos here.

This studio is going for $1,350/Mo.