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2631 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From a press release:

“Nando’s PERi-PERi, the South African-Portuguese restaurant known worldwide for its spicy flame-grilled chicken, will celebrate its grand opening in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington on Sunday, September 11. Nando’s has transformed a vacant bank at 2631 Connecticut Avenue, NW, into a colorful and soaring dining space that embodies the Nando’s spirit.

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all photos courtesy Nando’s Peri-Peri

During its grand opening day, Nando’s will donate 100% of proceeds to the nearby Oyster-Adams Bilingual School. The school’s parent-teacher organization, the Oyster-Adams Community Council, will use the funds to provide critical resources for students, including music and art education programs, and professional development for teachers.

More photos and info after the jump. (more…)

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“Dear PoPville,

I ride my bike from my apartment to the Woodley Park metro pretty regularly. I lock it up and then take the metro to work. For the past month, my bike has either been damaged there or somehow abused. Here is a listing.

-Someone tried to steal my bike, couldn’t do it, so they undid my chain and then broke my bike bell.

-They tried to steal my bike again, couldn’t do it, so they stole my bike pedals (for some reason).

-My helmet was stolen.

-A LED light was stolen.

I know locking your bike anywhere in the city is “at your own risk” but I feel that that particular area is being targeted. Everyone who locks a bike up there should do so with extreme caution and never leave anything on it that you care about.”

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3000 Connecticut Ave, NW

Boom! Duke’s Counter from the owners of Duke Grocery in Dupont soft opened on Friday across the street from the Zoo. It was certainly sad to lose Zoo Bar but Duke’s Counter is looking like a worthy replacement. This is a huge score for the Woodley/Cleveland Park crowd. Hell this is a huge score for those with little kids who go to the Zoo a couple times a month/week. Seriously, while the space was still being set up when I stopped by Sunday morning – you can get a good idea of how awesome the space turned out. The dark interior from the Zoo Bar days (good for Blues and Jazz) have been completely brightened:

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mural still in progress

More shots and a look at the menu after the jump. (more…)

3100 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 3100 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Spacious Studio with a feel of home with excellent natural morning light, few blocks to Redline Metro at Woodly Park. Studio features great entry leading to a large open living area, galley kitchen with large window, large walk-in closet, hardwood floors, rent includes gas, water, trash, free laundry on the same level, outside common space and more.”

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You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,600/Mo.