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by Prince Of Petworth July 25, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0


Photo by Jennifer Mitchell Photography

From a press release:

“At this weekend’s Tales of the Cocktail festival in New Orleans, Drink Company’s cocktail bar and tasting room Columbia Room won the coveted Best American Cocktail Bar category of the Spirited Awards. The award was received by Drink Company President Derek Brown, CEO Angie Fetherston, and Columbia Room Head Bartender JP Fetherston. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 25, 2017 at 10:30 am 0


1503 9th Street, NW

Oh wow – thanks to a reader for sending this Queen of Sheba listing from Craigslist:

“Operating restaurant for sale. Currently Ethiopian concept but could easily be converted to another cuisine. Located in Shaw on busy 9th Street and not far from the convention center. Full kitchen and bar. 3 1/2 years left on lease with a 5 year option. Approximately 1,900 feet plus basement storage. Rent is $5,670 a month. Asking $200,000. For more info please email or call Pete.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 24, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I live on the 2nd floor of 800 P St, the west building of City Market at O. Early Saturday morning (July 15th), a 6-inch pipe on or at the roof level burst, damaging maybe 3/4 of the apartments (some are near total losses). The building owners, the construction company, and management do not seem to want the city involved, and even tried to prevent residents whose units were flooding from calling the fire department. HUGE mess throughout the building, poor communication from management, and parades of workers filing throughout the building day and night, going apartment to apartment and ripping up flooring, drilling holes in walls, and leaving large industrial fans and dehumidifiers in place. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

Thanks to Jordan for sending:

“For about a month there have been about 10 or so vendors setting up every Saturday/Sunday in the Howard University parking lots across from Barnes and Noble on Georgia Ave (2200 block).

Definitely a mix of vendors with really random things — plants, leather purses, records, miscellaneous rugs, furniture, and even a vendor with laundry detergent and t-shirts. It doesn’t seem to get a ton of foot traffic–which is too bad since it’s nice to see and support people making use of an empty lot to do something community-friendly.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 21, 2017 at 11:00 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 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: 910 M St NW #712
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Mount Vernon Square/Shaw
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2 Parking: Underground Garage (two spaces) Ownership: Condo
Monthly condo fee: $811.59 Square Footage per listing of interior: 1496
Also includes: Storage Unit, 1300 square foot private roof terrace, Building has elevators, a gym and a roof top swimming pool.
Original List Price: $1,250,000. List Price at Contract: $1,250,000.
List Date: 4/23/2017 Days on Market: 6
Settled Sales Price: $1,250,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 7/18/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

The Whitman came to life in 2006, during a wave of development in Mount Vernon around the (then new) Convention Center. Large multi-unit high amenity residential buildings popped up in the area seemingly overnight and transformed the downtown Mass Avenue corridor. (more…)

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