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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…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 11, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


2112 Pennsylvania Ave, NW looking west towards GW and Washington Circle

Thanks to Randy for sending:

“Just walked by new building on Pennsylvania Ave NW Between 21&22 and liquor license is up for “Flower Child”. Preliminary googling shows a restaurant from Dallas with healthy food making a dc debut.”

The liquor license placard for Flower Child says:

“New Class D Restaurant serving fast casual cuisine. Seating Capacity of 140. Total Occupancy Load of 165. Sidewalk Cafe with 40 seats.”

Flower Child‘s website says:

“At Flower Child, we make every last bite from scratch, using fresh ingredients from close to home and serving healthy food that takes you to a happy place. That’s our promise to you, whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, paleo, or just hungry. And just because we can do sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free doesn’t mean we do flavor-free… because where’s the happy in that?

We’re on a simple, soul-satisfying mission to radiate positively delicious vibes. So whether you’re in the mood to relax and dine in, or just grabbing a quick healthy bite to go, join us and nourish your mind, body and soul.”

Check out their menus here.


2112 Pennsylvania Ave, NW looking east

And next door to Flower Child is another placard for a restaurant called North Italia which says:

“New Class “C” Restaurant offering casual Italian dining. Total Occupancy Load of 260 with seating for 190 patrons and a Sidewalk Café for 40 patrons.”

North Italia’s website says:

“North Italia is more than just an Italian restaurant. We’re a group of folks who have become family, bonded by our mutual affinity for all things Italian. We’ve come to understand that there’s an art to the handcrafted experience, especially when it comes to Italian cuisine–something that we aim to perfect every day. Our kitchen is as open as it gets because we’re proud to show you our menu is handmade from scratch, with love, daily. To us, nothing is quite as satisfying as sharing a dish of homemade pasta and basking in post-meal bliss together.”

Check out their menus here.

by Prince Of Petworth June 7, 2018 at 1:40 pm 0


20th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW courtesy Duke’s

From a press release:

“Westbrook Partners, a privately-owned, fully integrated global real estate firm, and MRP Realty, developers and operators of commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate across the Mid-Atlantic region, announced today their selection as the George Washington University’s developer-partner for 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue. The 400,000 square foot mixed-use property is located at the nexus of the Central Business District and Foggy Bottom and at the front door of GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2018 at 1:50 pm 0


2036 G Street, NW, photo by Endrit

Thanks to Endrit for sending:

“Just saw what appears to be President Macron’s vehicle and security team park at Tonic on GW’s campus. Reportedly he’s having lunch there.”


Photo by Kristin Furio

Kristin writes us:

“He walked along all four corners of G St & 21st and shook hands and spoke with GW students. He was accompanied by Rep. John Lewis.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 24, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0


“Ways Things Grow” Glass, Steel, LED. Located at 835 25th St NW by Sean Hennessey for the Arts in Foggy Bottom Invitational Sculpture Walk

Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial: Opening Tour

Saturday at 4 PM – 6 PM
842 New Hampshire Ave, NW

ABSENCE & PRESENCE, the 2018 Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial
Co-curated by Helen Frederick and Peter Winant
April 28-October 27, 2018 (free and open to the public)

** OPENING DAY CURATOR-LED TOUR: Saturday, April 28 at 4 p.m. (Tour starting point: 842 New Hampshire Ave. NW – look for the yellow house!)
** RECEPTION: Watergate Gallery & Frame Design at 5:30 p.m. The reception will feature works by select Absence & Presence artists.

Washington’s award-winning public art biennial is back and you are invited to our FREE opening day tour and reception! Arts in Foggy Bottom is proud to present Absence & Presence, the sixth Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, from Saturday, April 28 through Saturday, October 27. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 23, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 2406 I Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Create your own dream home w/fabulous location! Federal brick 3 level TH in need of renovation. Liveable condition. LR w/frpl, large eat-in kit.w/entry to fenced patio. 2BR/1BA on 2nd floor and 1BR/den/1BA or in-law suite w/2 seperate entrances in lower level. 2 more frpl., hdwd floors. Please ask LA for estimate info. Minutes to shops, restaurants, GWU, Waterfront, Rock Creek, Metro & More!”

You can, and must, see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $775,000.

by Prince Of Petworth March 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0


1901 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Whoa, big news for the long vacant subterranean space previously home to SOHO, Crossroads and Heritage India/Zanzibar – Toryumon Japanese House is coming. A liquor license application says:

“A new Restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. Seating Capacity of 49 and Total Occupancy Load of 66. The Restaurant will not include Entertainment, Dancing or Cover Charge.”

I couldn’t find much info online besides this possibly related logo contest:

“The Toryumon japanese house will be a moderately priced, 100 seats restaurant offering made-to-order, hand-held Sushi, Ramen and poke bowl in delicious Asian and Latin flavor and full bar”

Updates when more is known.

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

Remember that “Homemade small batch gourmet ice cream made right in Brookland, DC.” It’s here!

From an email:

“Took a lot longer than anticipated, but we’re ramping up for the coming farmers market season. We’ll be making ice cream out of the Tastemakers kitchen (although we can’t retail at that location) and hope to have some retail partnerships soon.

In the meantime, we’re offering ice cream by the pint delivered locally over the next few Sundays to kick things off.

Here are details from Facebook and more background on our website here.”


8th and Monroe Street, NE formerly Filter now Fox Loves Taco

But that’s not all folks!! Thanks to Cris for sending this story from the Washington City Paper:

“Circle Friday on your calendar. To celebrate several changes, including the opening of its 30-seat patio with a prime view of passing Metro trains, the Brookland cafe Fox Loves Taco will hand out a free scoop of ice cream with the purchase of any taco.”

Also of note for my brothers and sisters in North Country (5035 Connecticut Avenue, NW): “The Carrs have signed a lease on a new space near Little Red Fox where they will produce the ice creams and expand their bakery operations.”

Ed. Note: Where is this new space?!?!? Banana Leaf? Terasol? Other?

by Prince Of Petworth February 23, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

“You have become, in some ways, the go-to … for underage,” DC alcohol licensing board member Mike Silverstein told an attorney for FoBoGro (once known as “Foggy Bottom Groceries”, 2140 F Street NW) at an October 2017 hearing.

Selling alcohol to minors (resulting in a three-day suspension of FoBoGro’s liquor license in December 2017 plus a $4,000 fine) was only one of the many problems that Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2A/Foggy Bottom had with FoBoGro’s application to renew its liquor license. Attendees of the ANC’s regularly-scheduled February 21 meeting heard that the management of the establishment had been very difficult to locate, that patrons had often tossed trash and packaging on the area in front of and beside the store, that noise after 10pm exceeded acceptable levels, and that store patrons and delivery trucks had often double-parked in the dedicated loading zone in front of the store, among other grievances.

Newly-installed ANC2A Chair William K. Smith (Commissioner for district 04) said the ANC “wished to hit the reset button” on the relationship with the store. (more…)

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