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by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0


3900 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

From a press release:

“DC Developer Renowned for Adaptive Reuse Will Transform Historic 10-acre Site Into The City’s Most Innovative and Walkable Neighborhood

Roadside Development and NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC(NASH), joint venture partners of the $640 million mixed-use transformation of the 10-acre Fannie Mae Headquarters in the heart of DC, revealed the development’s new name will be City Ridge. In addition to the new name, Roadside Development announced the groundbreaking will be [was] held on December 1, 2018 following Fannie Mae’s November move to its new headquarters.


Rendering by Shalom Baranes Associates, Architects

“In a city full of architectural history, we are building City Ridge at one of the district’s most storied sites,” said Richard Lake, principal of Roadside Development. “The name City Ridge not only reflects the site’s geographical location at one of the highest points in the city, but brings to mind the aesthetic that makes this area of DC so special: It’s where the city meets nature. City Ridge will be a neighborhood that looks to the future while respecting its key architectural elements.”

The name originates from the site’s location on Wisconsin Avenue, a geological ridgeline that separates the two stream valleys of Rock Creek Park to the east and Foundry Branch to the west. (more…)

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

Thanks to Mark for sending:

“Just wanted to report that Soapstone Market in Van Ness has a sign out today that they will be closing at the end of the year. Terrible news for the neighborhood, the store filled a big void we had. Another empty storefront in Van Ness coming soon.”


4465 Connecticut Ave, NW

by Prince Of Petworth October 1, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This unit is located at 3001 Veazey Terrace, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Rare opportunity at Veazey Terrace Cooperative with birds-eye views of Rock Creek Park and historic Connecticut Avenue architecture. Community offers two outdoor pools, fitness center, underground parking, meeting rooms, 24-hour concierge. Coop fees include ALL utilities. Half block walk to Metro, grocery, and restaurants.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 14, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0


4340 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From Washingtoniana:

“Since moving out of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in March 2017, Washingtoniana has been ensconced at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square (our original home) and at the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue,

Our third and final location (until MLK reopens in 2020) is in a former bank. The space we occupy at 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW was originally Columbia Federal Savings, which opened on January 17, 1977.

But even earlier than 1977…going back almost half a century…the space that our collections occupy was the parking lot for the legendary Connecticut Avenue Hot Shoppes. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 28, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW

OK then, looks like we got another neighborhood name battle on our hands. I LIVE FOR THIS. Thanks to Amy for getting the ball rolling by objecting to Chevy Chase (D.C.) as the neighborhood for that new Italian restaurant coming across the street from the original Politics and Prose. So let’s settle this once and for all. hahaha just kidding, but let’s do our best to get a consensus. Now I don’t consider google the arbiter of neighborhood boundaries but I will note that they consider this Chevy Chase. I asked earlier today on twitter and folks seem pretty split between Van Ness and Forest Hills. Originally I was firmly in the Chevy Chase camp but now I’m honestly undecided. What say you?


by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 30th St NW at Brandywine. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1450 / 1br – IDEAL “Secret Garden” Apartment near Van Ness Metro

Newly renovated 1 bedroom English-basement apartment in single family home located in a diverse, safe, family-friendly neighborhood blocks from Van Ness metro station and Conn. Ave. restaurants and shops. Abundant street parking. Private, garden entrance. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 6, 2018 at 11:10 am 0


4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at Van Ness Street

The long vacant Firelake Grill (OG Ruby Tuesday and once planned for Guapo’s and Five Guys) will finally have a new tenant – Surfside!! Eater DC reports:

“Ten years after Surfside first brought its gourmet tacos and margaritas to D.C., restaurateur Bo Blair is ramping up expansion plans by opening at least two more locations next spring.

Blair recently signed a lease for a new Tenleytown spot at 4200 Wisconsin Avenue NW, he tells Eater. Another deal is close to being closed at the Wharf across from the historic Maine Avenue Fish Market.”

In an email Bo shares a few more details with me:

“We are going to do a 24 taco stand, like Dupont. It will be fast casual with no waiter service. We will be serving Margaritas, beers and specialty cocktails. We are shooting for an April 1, 2019 opening. The outdoor patio will be killer.”

Check out their menus here and STAY TUNED.

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