04/21/17 12:00pm

1125 Maryland Ave NE

This unit is located at 1125 Maryland Avenue, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Bright and charming 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit in a great building. Bay front window lets in abundant light. Convenient location: steps to HOT H STREET and a short stroll to Lincoln and Stanton Parks, U.S. Capitol, and Union Station. Low fee & low taxes, ample street parking.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $259,000 ($197 monthly fee.)

04/21/17 11:30am

courtesy Community Foodworks

From an email:

“Community Foodworks is pleased to announce that the Columbia Heights Farmers Market and Brookland’s Monroe Street Farmers Market will open this Saturday, April 22.

The Columbia Heights Farmers Market, now entering its seventh season, will bring fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, coffee, meats, eggs, cheese, and prepared food to the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza from 9am to 1pm every Saturday through December. Swing by this Saturday and say hi to your favorite farmer, pick up some tacos or dumplings, and stay for the joyous jams of Lady Hatchet!

Entering its fourth season, Brookland’s Monroe Street Farmers Market will bring neighborhood favorites and a crop of new faces to the Arts Walk and Plaza. You can expect to find fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, pickles, coffee, teas, and prepared food. Opening Day activities are scheduled for every hour of market! Join us for yoga with Bluebird Sky Yoga at 9am, face painting and balloons at 10am, a children’s theater performance by Only Make Believe at 11am, and a Hula Hoop class by Dance Place at 12pm. We hope to see you there! (more…)

04/21/17 11:00am


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Featured Property: 208 Elm St, NW
Legal Subdivision: Ledroit Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Ledroit Park
Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 4.5 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $1,675,000. List Price at Contract: $1,599,900.
List Date: 2/17/2017 Days on Market: 25
Settled Sales Price: $1,510,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 4/10/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.


For those who were speculating in the comments of the original GDoN post, this gut renovated detached home with no parking finished out at just over one and a half million dollars.

One year ago, LeDroit Park had a 5200 square foot detached home with two carriage houses (and parking for six cars) sell for net $2,335,000. The next highest sale ever for a residential property in the neighborhood was at $1,675,000. in July 2016…again a very large detached property, large lot, all brick, four fireplaces, parking. (more…)

04/21/17 10:00am

LaDuree gtown
3060 M Street, NW

Thanks to Jamie for sending:

“it’s open??? Soft opening?? Security outside.

Opening party confirmed on Instagram. More high fashion attendees seen at shop this morning. Wonder about public opening??”

Updates when we learn of the public opening date.

But how the fuck did I not get invited to this party? I don’t understand it.


04/21/17 9:15am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Nathan Stewart

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04/20/17 10:05pm

Photo by Farrah Skeiky

From a press release:

“The Dolcezza Gelato Factory and Coffee Lab re-opens its doors for the season Today, April 14th. Since its opening three years ago in March 2014, the retail portion of the DC Gelato maker’s hub closes during the winter, and re-opens upon the start of spring.

Photo by Farrah Skeiky

This time, the Factory opens with a new addition: Milkshakes. The drinks all have a gelato base, and some are inspired by flavors or copettas (gelato sundaes) guests have already enjoyed at our various locations. The opening menu of milkshakes ($8 each) includes:

Lemon Pound Cake
Lemon pound cake pieces, meyer lemon sherbert, whipped cream, candied lemon zest

Coffee & Cookies
Stumptown Hair Bender espresso gelato, stracciatella-covered biscoff cookies, whipped cream

Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Vietnamese cinnamon gelato, Cinnamon Toast Crunch pieces, whipped cream, cinnamon powder

The Factory is the only location to find milkshakes, and there may be new flavors or menu changes in the future.

In addition to milkshakes, the cafe will continue to offer coffee service and gelato. Because guests are enjoying Dolcezza at the source, the gelato at this location is served shortly after it is spun, and the menu features our greatest hits and newest flavors. For our opening weekend, that menu includes:

Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Indonesian Vanilla Bean, Coffee & Cookies, Vietnamese Cinnamon

Meyer Lemon

Clementine, Grapefruit Hibiscus

The Dolcezza Gelato Factory also retails pints and push pops of our gelato and sorbet, Stumptown Coffee, Paisley Fig snacks, and Dolcezza merchandise when available.

HOURS: Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.”

dolcezza_factory 550 Penn Street, NE
550 Penn Street, NE