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Boarded Up Building on N Street, NW?

by Prince Of Petworth November 3, 2011 at 11:30 am 23 Comments

“Dear PoPville,

It’s boggled me for a while so finally thought to ask, in hopes that you may have an answer. Why on the north side of N street in Dupont (between 17 and 18) are nearly all of the rowhouse windows covered up? I’ve tried thinking up theories but really, none of them make sense. Specifically, these buildings are just west of the Tabard Inn.”

This is one of those questions that comes up every year. Last we spoke about it, we learned:

“that apparently the developer, Mr. Morton Bender and his company N Street Follies Ltd, would like to develop the properties into a hotel but the issue of parking has been a major hold up. The impasse has gone on for years and there are those who think it’s time to go back to the drawing board.”

Unfortunately, I predict the topic will come up again next year. Frustrating and a bit ridiculous at this point…


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