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  • Anonymous

    handsome.

  • Anonymous

    wow what a great new building, i wish developers would follow this style.

  • Anonymous

    will it all be retail?

  • aaaaa

    looks very suburban to me

    • anon

      Agreed-like a generic Barnes and Noble.

    • Duponter

      Agreed. Though better than what was there, I guess. Just sick of everything getting replaced with architecture better suited for Clarendon.

      • Anonymous

        the problem with clarendon isn’t the architecture.

    • Anonymous

      what would you prefer?

  • spookiness

    Nicely done.

  • Administrator

    A three story building near a metro–what a waste.

    • Anonymous

      It’s a two story building. The large front window is part of a taller second story, but it’s only two.

      The building will be 100% retail. It’s been finished for about three months and there’s been zero buildout in the interior so they don’t have tenants.

    • Anonymous

      you can finance the popup.

    • AG

      Would you prefer a 10 story building surrounded by rowhouses?

  • Anonymous

    Like the structure and lines, but would have preferred more traditional windows, especially the stiles and rails.

  • Jay

    Clearly a massive step up from 2011

  • AG

    I like the style and definitely an improvement over what was there, but it doesn’t really fit in with its surroundings. It’d make a good grocery store, but it’s right by HT. No idea what else could go in that space in that area.

  • monkeyrotica

    This better not affect Lucky Carryout. Their wings are all kinda awesome.

    • Anonymous

      Not that it will affect Lucky Carryout, but it will soon be the last carryout on Pennsylvania Ave SE. The building with Gourmet Express, at 1302 Penn, is now up for sale for a cool $950k.

  • ET

    What will be interesting is how this plays into the development that is finally getting underway at Penn at the bridge (used to be a used car dealership). Also, directly across the street where the Dominoes was is a purely/mostly residential building from some private equity group called Goldstar. Supposedly going to be 40 units possibly with retail.

    • Anonymous

      Also known as the development with an enviable address: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue…SE!

  • Anonymous

    This just had to have been designed by the same people who did the Georgetown Safeway. It looks like its little brother.

  • anon

    loooks exactly like the renderings. surprised they build without a tenant in place. this stretch is a mixed bag architecturally and hasn’t been very successful at attracting retail tenants. Trusty’s, Wisdom… Mangialardo’s has been there forever… Jenkins Row has the Harris Teeter and little else. Fragers is planning to permanently move their garden center to the 1200 blk of Penn nearby. There is a lot of apartment building underway so maybe the developer is trying to get ahead of that.

    • Anonymous

      I agree about building without a tenant. It’s also a mixed bag economically, an area that everyone thought would really take off but has yet to happen.

  • Anonymous

    Love it!

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