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by Prince Of Petworth October 24, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville Flickr user Erin

From a press release:

“On November 5, ARC THE.HOTEL (824 New Hampshire Ave NW) will unveil the final phase of its Foggy Bottom location with an exciting new culinary concept, Notti 824.

The redesigned farm-to-table restaurant concept boasts simple dining that’s both fresh and locally sourced within a quaint dining experience. Guests will enjoy thoughtfully prepared tapas and entrees paired with a curated wine list, all set against a cozy backdrop complete with wooden table tops, earthy stone and warm tones. Notti 824, which also features a beautifully landscaped courtyard for al fresco dining, will launch with a breakfast and dinner rollout, with plans to eventually launch lunch in the future. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 22, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0

Yikes. In February we posted a story from David McAuley “FoBoGro Tries to Clean Up Act, Mend Fences”. This morning Deputy Mayor Donahue forwarded to us from the Washington Regional Alcohol Program:

by Prince Of Petworth October 17, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0


2100 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

The TGI Friday’s in Foggy Bottom, the only one in DC, is permanently closed now. Service was awful, food was questionable, drinks weren’t good – hmmmm, wonder why they closed?”

RIP endless potato skins in D.C. Although, maybe the Columbia Heights location will rise from the ashes. Folks would be so psyched. STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth September 24, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

A liquor license application for a restaurant to be named says:

“New Class “C” Restaurant offering fast-casual Greek food with a Sidewalk Café endorsement with 90 seats. Total Occupancy Load of 708 with seating for 330 patrons. Licensee is requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to include Live Entertainment and Dancing indoors only.”

Updates when more is known.


via google maps

by Prince Of Petworth September 10, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0


2040 I Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

…but it doesn’t look good. I walked by during lunchtime [Friday] and they are cleaning it out. Not sure what happened, but when they closed it appears as though they left everything in place to rot. I could smell a putrid stench wafting from the open doors and windows. Lots of bags of rotten trash and boxes of unused oil, salt and paper goods sitting along the sidewalk.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 20, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0


2040 I Street, NW via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Last night Lindy’s Red Lion was closed up tight!!!

Downstairs carry out Lindy’s Bon Appetit looked like maybe it’d suffered flooding or a fire, everything in disarray through window.

Foggy Bottomers know anything about this?

Joint is a needed old school counter to all that West End/Foggy Bottom development fueled options around there….”

Ed. Note: A call to the store is unanswered but that’s not completely unusual. Anyone know what’s up?

by Prince Of Petworth June 15, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with Compass. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Bright MLS, which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 2406 I St NW
Legal Subdivision: Foggy Bottom
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Foggy Bottom
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Basement: Fully finished with front & rear exits Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $775,000. List Price at Contract: $739,000.
List Date: 4/4/2018 Days on Market: 29
Settled Sales Price: $715,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 6/11/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

This property was described in the listing notes by the agent as livable and in need of renovation. This is a tough scenario to price in any case. Given that there were only four fee simple (house) sales in Foggy Bottom, including the subject property, since 1 January 2018, this is an incredibly difficult house to price. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 12, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0


1901 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Grant reported on Friday: “Toryumon Japanese House at 19th and Penn is getting delivery of rice and noodles right now.”

This is the long vacant subterranean space previously home to SOHO, Crossroads and Heritage India/Zanzibar. And it looks like they’ve opened on Sunday:

Check out their menu here.

“Toryumon Japanese House offers tasty Southeast Asian Cuisines. It’s trendy eatery offering creative sushi, Tokyo style Ramen Asian fushion meals!

Toryumon Japanese House serving everything on the menu is freshly prepared in-house with thoughtful attention to even the most subtle details. (more…)

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