Courtesy: ABC’s Shark Tank
From a press release:
“Soupergirl, the small-batch, healthy soup company, will battle Sunday for a deal on ABC’s Shark Tank. CEO Sara Polon will appear on Shark Tank on Sunday, October 21st, to try to cook up a deal with the celebrity Sharks.
Polon is a former stand-up comedian turned soup entrepreneur. She will appear on the Shark Tank episode with her mother, Soupergirl co-founder Marilyn Polon. (more…)
Photos by Sam Kittner
From the City of Takoma Park:
“Takoma Park is more than 100 miles away from the Atlantic Ocean, but a 17-foot-long octopus somehow found its way here and wrapped its giant tentacles around the downtown clock tower.
In a public art project commissioned by the City of Takoma Park, fiber artist Stacy Cantrell crocheted the huge octopus in the City’s colors of orange, yellow, green, and blue. With help from her husband and a friend, she installed the creature recently on the clock tower in Ward Sinclair Plaza at the intersection of Laurel Avenue and Carroll Avenue. Then she watched the smiles and dropped jaws from surprised people walking by. (more…)
From an email:
“In Spring 2019, my wife and I will open up DC’s first all vegan donut shop! Donut Run in will be located at 6904 4th Street, NW in Takoma DC. In the past few years we have been doing pop ups. We just signed the lease and got our keys to the shop on October 1st. We will be open Spring 2019.”
via google maps
“On Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 12:12 am, 5D members responded to the 1500 block of Benning Road NE to investigate sounds of gunshots.
Upon arriving at the location, an adult male victim was found suffering from gunshot wounds to the body. The officers attempted to render first aid, however, the victim was pronounced deceased on the scene.
This case is being investigated by MPD’s Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone who may have information pertaining to this investigation is asked to call 202-727-9099 or may send a text message to 50411.”
via google maps
“On 9/29/18 at approximately 9:55pm, officers from the First District responded to the 1300 block of Emerald St NE for a report of a carjacking. (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 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: 10 Hickory Ave
Legal Subdivision: Takoma Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Takoma Park
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $485,000. List Price at Contract: $485,000.
List Date: 8/22/2018
Days on Market: 7
Settled Sales Price: $504,800.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 9/10/2018
Transaction type: Standard
Original GDoN post can be seen: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.
We’re crossing state lines with this adorable bungalow, since it got a good number of comments on the original GDoN post.
For those unfamiliar with Takoma Park, it is in Maryland across the north border from the NW DC neighborhood of Brightwood and the NE DC neighborhood of Riggs Park. It’s cute, has a little downtown commercial area with a food co-op and several locally owned restaurants and shops, and there’s a Red line Metro station.
As one commenter noted, real estate taxes are pricier in Montgomery County than in DC, and specifically in Takoma Park. (more…)
This house is located at 6907 5th Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:
“One of a kind historic bungalow in the heart of Takoma DC .2 mi from metro . Recently renovated w/ designer fixtures & preservation of the home’s original charm & character. Light filled open floor plan w/ large rooms & great flow. Gleaming hardwoods & original woodwork throughout. Huge kitchen w/ quartz counters, tile & new SS appliances. New CAC. Large flat lot w/ pkg & close to downtown Takoma!”
You can see a virtual tour here.
This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $699,000.
Thanks to Betsy for sending. Fortunately a rendering for the renovation still has the sign. Back in February 2017 the developers specified:
“To preserve the property’s grandeur on the corner of 4th and Butternut Streets, NW, the Takoma marquee sign will be restored and the exterior masonry will be repointed.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC
This house is located at 6625 Piney Branch Road, NW. The Bright MLS Listing says:
“Stunning Cape (.05 mile) to Takoma Metro and Shops, Loads of original charm in this spacious light filled home, offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, hardwood floors, fireplace, modern kitchen with granite counter tops, super sun room, full basement, off street parking.”
You can see more photos here.
This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $750,000.
This house is located at 10 Hickory Ave. The Bright MLS listing says:
“Inviting cottage charmer on spacious lot with favorable grade, all on friendly TP block in the heart of the historic district and just steps to Old Town and all that it has to offer. Open LR leads to DR, ample kit w/ laundry. CAC. Basement has been waterproofed with french drain and sump pumps. Driveway with vintage steel garage. Ready for your renovations, this home conveys in ‘as-is’ condition!”
You can see more photos here.
This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $485,000.
3 Stars Brewing Company co-founders Mike McGarvey (left) and Dave Coleman (right)
From 3 Stars Brewing Company:
“We are celebrating our 6 Year Anniversary with an epic party at the brewery. We will have DJ’s, live music, local vendors plus a killer lineup of collabs, new beers, and taproom exclusives. The tap list will be released in the next couple weeks, but you know it will be super sick and laced with DIPAs, sours, stouts and some yet to be revealed awesomeness. This year we are adding a “can garden” featuring all of our new can releases and collabs. (more…)