rendering of Wisconsin Avenue and Rodman Street, NW courtesy Wegmans

From a press release:

“Hiring and training are now underway for Wegmans Food Markets’ first store in Northwest Washington, D.C. at City Ridge. Located at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Rodman Street, the store will be part of the historic building formerly occupied by Fannie Mae’s headquarters. The new store is scheduled to open in the summer of 2022. Wegmans plans to employ approximately 450 people at this location, including 150 full-time positions. The majority of employees will be hired locally. Read More


3900 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

This edition of Wegmans Watch from a press release “City Ridge is Topping Out!”:

“Roadside Development and NASH, are pleased to announce that City Ridge will top out this week. The last concrete deck for the project was poured on May 18, 2021. This last deck sits on the south end of the lawn in front of the former Fannie Mae building that is currently being redeveloped as the future home of International Baccalaureate’s Global Centre for the Americas. The first of six residential buildings located behind the Fannie Mae building topped out in November 2020, and the last residential building topped out the first week of May 2021. Read More



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 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 the Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . 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 Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 3881 Newark St NW #E479

Legal Subdivision: Cleveland Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Cleveland Park
Condominium Community: McLean Gardens
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: Surface, Assigned, Parking space conveys & is included in price
Ownership: Condo Pets: Allowed
Square Footage per listing: 999
Original List Price: $375,000. List Price at Contract: $375,000.
Monthly Fee: $87.76 Includes: onsite management, playground, pool, grounds maintenance (plus ballroom in community available for rent for events)
List Date: 11/27/2016 Days on Market: 8
Settled Sales Price: $400,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot (calculated with $30k adjustment for parking space): $370.
Settlement Date: 1/31/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.


Located between Wisconsin Avenue NW and Massachusetts Avenue NW, McLean Gardens is one of DC’s largest condo communities. According to the condominium association’s website , it includes thirty one brick garden style buildings and spans over twenty three acres. Although not downtown downtown, it’s just over a mile from the Red Line at Cleveland Park Metro. Read More



From an email:

“I am an officer of the Mountain Bike Tac Team of the second district of the metropolitan police department in Washington, D.C. We are starting a new initiative on the first Saturday of every month called the “Orange Helmet Patrol” in which we incorporate a community bike ride with our team and anyone interested to ride with us. I would like to extend a personal invitation to join us this Saturday May 3rd from 12-1 at 3320 Idaho Ave NW. All skill levels and age ranges are welcome to join.”



Last week we learned that if you see a bee swarm, don’t panic call the DC Bee Keepers. And that’s exactly what one gardener did at the Newark Street Community Garden in Mclean Gardens. I was walking by on Saturday and one gardener explained to me that when a hive gets too big another queen is spawned and they take half the hive:


The swarm was set up just outside the established hive. Sadly I didn’t get the gardener’s name but on the Cleveland Park listserve they say: “Two members of DC Beekeepers Alliance, Kate McLynn Andrew Hullinger, carefully collected the swarm and gave them a hive to live in.”

Also gotta give props to the gardener as he set up a peremiter around the swarm and was super concerned about their welfare. Glad it all worked out for these guys:


And remember – if you see a swarm call (202) 255-4318.




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