301 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
A few readers report:
“Sign outside Romeo & Juliet says “closed for renovations” and has been up for over a week and the fence around the front courtyard area is gone as well. Heard anything?”
Romeo & Juliet opened up in the former White Tiger space back in 2015. Strangely there is no message on their Facebook page (or Website) regarding a renovation. Anyone else hear what’s up? Closed for renovations? or Closed “for renovations”?
750 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
From a press release:
“First Trader Joe’s Capitol Hill to Welcome Customers With Warm, Lively Grand Opening
Weekend-long event to include live music, giveaways, tastings and ceremonial lei cutting
The first Trader Joe’s in the Capitol Hill neighborhood will open its doors next Friday. The new location will be the third Trader Joe’s store in the Washington, DC area and the first outside of Northwest DC. The new, nearly 13,000 square foot store will feature underground parking and murals that pay tribute to nearby landmarks including the Capitol Building, Barracks Row and Eastern Market. Store Captain Tom Senior, an 11year veteran of the company, and recently hired Crew Members invite customers and the media to attend the Grand Opening ceremony to tour the new location and help celebrate the much-anticipated event.
WHEN: Friday, September 29, 2017
7:55am Ceremony begins
8:00am Store opens for business“
Thanks to Justin for sending this magnificent listing from the one and only Tom Faison via MRIS:
“Five black Suburbans in an urban fairy-tail, Georgetown abandoned by an upscale cabinet, well-healed, found roaming the softer side of the Capitol Dome. Iconic Hill Compound, enclave courtyard, guest quarters, fabled to be stables, Secret Service roost, egos to boost, heads of state visit, members pivot, nothing complicit in private meals, cutting deals, pay for plays stay, right price, overnight.”
In the words of the great Daniel Pinkwater has Faison finally popped his cork, flipped his wig, blown his stack, dropped his stopper, gushed his mush, lost his marbles, and slipped his hawser?
I guess when the photos are this good you could write the description in German and it wouldn’t matter.
More jaw dropping photos here.
For the curious, the 6 bed/3 full bath/2 half baths at 131 11th Street, SE is going for $2,295,000.
This house is located at 242 11th Street, SE. The MRIS listing says:
“OH Sun 2-4PM! Extra wide home on one of the Hill’s prettiest blocks. Set back from the street, you will fall in love with the open space and sunlight this home offers, Renovated kitchen and bathrooms, parking and nicely maintained by owners of over 10 years! New HVAC 2015, New roof 2010, exterior painted 2017, etc.In bounds for Peabody/Watkins and moments to Metro, Eastern Market, Lincoln park”
You can see more photos here.
This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $919,000.
This rental is located at 6th and E St, NE. The Craigslist ad says:
“$2975 / 2br – Beautiful 2BR Capitol Hill Rowhouse
Light-filled 2 BR, 2.5 bath Capitol Hill row house. Open floor plan, recessed lighting, and exposed brick main level. Hardwood floors throughout. Plenty of storage including walk-in closet, wall closet with sliding doors, and refinished attic space. (more…)
From a press release:
“In the spirit of fall weekends, Eastern Market is celebrating a homecoming of its own. Stanton Development and EastBanc, Inc. announced today that Eastern Market’s historic outdoor weekend flea market will return to its original home at The Plaza at the Hine School redevelopment project’s 700 Penn at Eastern Market. Saturday’s Capitol Hill Flea Market and Sunday’s The Flea Market at Eastern Market have signed three-year lease agreements and will once again move to the site of their long tenure this fall.
After two years on the 300 block of 7th Street SE, the flea market will move back to the plaza this year, which it originally occupied before the Hine School demolition. The newly opened C Street and The Plaza were designed to ensure the markets had a long-term home. As construction at 700 Penn at Eastern Market progresses, the street vendors will occupy 50 flea market exhibit spaces along the stone-paved and tree-lined C Street plaza, which now connects 7th and 8th Streets SE. New amenities at the space include Dutch-style flush curbs, decorative iron tree pit grates, outlets in tree boxes for lighting, and discounted parking for vendors. (more…)
This rental is located at 4th and Maryland Ave, NE. The Craigslist ad says:
“$2450 / 2br – 1100ft2 – Lovely 2 Bedroom Basement apartment – blocks from the Capitol!
Spacious 2 bedroom apartment for rent in basement of Capitol Hill row house! Has open kitchen/living areas, in-home washer/dryer, lots of closet space, lovely exposed brick wall, and is approx 1100 sq feet. On Maryland Avenue NE, between 3rd and 4th Streets NE, you’re blocks from the Capitol/Senate office buildings/Supreme Court, and 10 minute walk from the Union Station metro. House is also feet from Stanton Park and a short walk to both Eastern Market & H Street. Move-in date would be on or about October 1st – to be worked out with current tenants.”
A friend of the owners passes on:
“Our sweet cat Uma got out this afternoon. We live on 9th Street SE between E & G. Her name is Uma and her picture is here.
If you wouldn’t mind sharing this we would be greatly appreciated.
$5,000 reward for bringing her back to us.
My number is 858-663-9411
Thank you for your help.
Chris & Megan”
D.C. People pls RT
Our cat got out this afternoon. Her name is Uma & we live on 9th St SE. Reward for bringing her back. DM if any info. pic.twitter.com/XkTnQ0GdVv
— Chris Hansen (@tankcat) September 10, 2017
I live in North Capitol Hill, and was walking my dogs this morning when I came across George Farris. He’s been fighting the city for years over the damage done to his historical house (built in 1862) by the city. His story will ring familiar to many DC residents, an impossible-to-navigate DC bureaucracy that can make our lives miserable. George is elderly, and disabled from his service in the Vietnam War. It kills me that anyone has to deal with this kind of thing, much less someone like him.
The city is threatening to break his door down and he’s chained himself to his front door to prevent it. I think your readers might find his story interesting. It all just breaks my heart.
He has a press release which I’ve attached (see below).”
Ed. Note: WJLA reported an emailed statement from DCRA:
“The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs has begun the process of securing the site in order to begin the necessary work to stabilize and repair it. We understand this process might be disruptive to the homeowner. But it is important that we make sure the property is safe and restore access to the public alley that serves the businesses and residents.” (more…)
423 8th Street, SE
The early word on Chiko is very, very good. This could be very cool too:
“CHIKO is the first restaurant from The Fried Rice Collective. Chefs Danny Lee and Scott Drewno pair modern cooking techniques with traditional Chinese and Korean flavors, while Drew Kim provides his passion for hospitality ensuring a unique fine casual dining experience. The After Dark Series is an idea born from years of collaborative efforts by Chefs Drewno and Lee. This series will offer an opportunity for both local and national chefs to have a creative space to experiment.
The CHIKO After Dark Series will offer an array of dishes created by CHIKO and the guest chefs, in addition to the rest of the CHIKO menu being available. Each After Dark popup will have a food theme, with the first featuring Thai cuisine with Chef Alex McCoy. Chef McCoy will be offering three dishes; Pad Mee Korat, Hoi Lai Nam Prik Pao, and Khao Soi. (more…)