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by Prince Of Petworth September 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0

This rental is located at 13th and Fairmont St, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$5199 / 6br – Rare find/fabulous location/ near metro

Fabulous location – Near metro,bus line, entertainment, groceries, restaurants, shopping, etc. Rare opportunity for 6 bedrooms/3 bathrooms, Victorian Row house in the heart of it all. Onsite parking available at additional cost. Can be rented furnished for additional fee. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 19, 2017 at 9:55 am 0

courtesy TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

From a press release:

“Today, Lead Developer Brick Lane and partner, Brook Rose Development confirmed the sale of Unit 7W in the Warehouse portion of The Helicopter Factory.  The Helicopter Factory is a 28,000 SF two-pronged residential development comprised of a 7,600 SF warehouse converted to two (5,100 SF and 2,500 SF) residences and 13 industrial-style luxury condominiums at 770-774 Girard Street, in NW Washington. Unit 7W appraised and closed today at $2,300,000.  This appraisal and sale is more than $800,000 above the highest recorded condo sale and $700,000 above the highest single-family sale in Columbia Heights based on MRIS data.

Rendering courtesy TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Unit 7W is  4,700 plus square foot residence housed inside the original Gyro Motor factory. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

3115 14th Street, NW

Victoria reports:

“I was lamenting last week about The Heights becoming a sports bar – but now have some great updates. Most spectacularly – they now offer sushi! With a real (as far as I could tell – he came out to thank me last night for ordering it) Japanese sushi chef. I just had one roll, but it was really good. This is the one thing we’ve been longing for in Columbia Heights, and probably enough for me to put up with all the football screens.

Also, the bar will not be totally gone. It will be smaller to make room for the self-serve beer taps, but still at least there. For the self-serve beer taps, you will buy a card – like at Kinkos – and do some computer-thingy voodoo taps to count your pours. The idea is that you can taste a few ounces of various brews.

Whatever – I’m just excited that we finally have sushi!”

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

11th and Fairmont St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Wondering if you know anything about the development at the old Fairmont Market at 2628 11th St NW that sold on 8/8/17 finally. Ed. Note: Sold for $800,000. I had heard that a condo developer had purchased the property but now workers are removing soil in the vacant lot next to it and mentioned that there will be a restaurant there (the previous market had a liquor license) and that they will be constructing an outdoor patio.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm 0

1400 block of Girard St, NW 6pm Friday, photo by Trent Bauserman

B reported:

“I just heard a man walking by me and say “a young player with a gun was shot again.”

MPD reported at 6:30pm:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1400 block of Girard St., Northwest. An adult male victim has been located and transported to an area hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.

Pedestrians and motorist can expect street closures and should avoid the area if possible.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”


“On Friday, September 15, 2017, at approximately 1030 PM, officers from the Fourth District responded for the sound of gunshots in the 1400 block of Newton Place, NW. Upon arrival, they located an adult make suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Look out for two Black Males wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with any additional information regarding this incident should call 202-727-9099.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

11th and Kenyon Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Wanted to let you and the community know that apparently Wonderland Ballroom is no longer allowing dogs ANYWHERE on their premises.

I tried to sit outside the other night with my pup, as I have done hundreds of times, and the bouncer very sadly let me know that the health department had “cracked down” on them and they weren’t allowed to have dogs even in the outdoor seating area. He also told me that they said it was part of a “city-wide crackdown” on dogs – which scared me even more, but I wandered down to another patio and there was no issue.

I know Wonderland has been specifically such a dog-friendly place for the neighborhood, and many will be bummed as I am to hear this news.

I wouldn’t even know where to start but is there something we can do!?”

Unfortunately Wonderland confirms that:

“The health department said they got a complaint from a customer about dogs on the patio. They came by and left a flyer and said absolutely no animals on premise except for service animals.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 8, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 11th and Irving St, NW. The craigslist ad says:

“$1545 1 Bedroom Townhome Basement Two Blocks from Columbia Heights Met

$1545 per month including utilities, unfurnished, one bedroom English basement in the heart of Columbia Heights, available for occupancy ASAP.

In a great part of the neighborhood, the house is located near the nightlife and necessities, and has easy access to the metros, bus lines, bike shares, and Zip Cars.

–The house has 1 bedrooms, 1 baths, living room, kitchen
–In-unit washer and dryer


by Prince Of Petworth September 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

3115 14th Street, NW

A reader reports:

The Heights was sold last Tuesday. Early word is that the new owner intends to turn the space into a sports bar. The inside will be redone. The bar will be removed and replaced with 30 self-serve beer taps. Much of the seating will be replaced with standing bar tables. Giant screen TVs will line the walls. Menu will be eclectic, to include pizza and crab hot pots.”



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