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by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2017 at 10:22 pm 21 Comments

606 Florida Ave, NW

Back in February we first learned about Rito Loco’s roof deck plans. They’re really far along now. I’m told they could be open in just a few weeks if not sooner. Also stand by for an upgrade to their menu – I’m hearing paella could be in the mix. In the meantime – see how the deck is shaping up:

Check out the view after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm 6 Comments

Photo by Capital Retail Group’s Robert Tack

1414 9th Street, NW is the infamous former home to Vegetate, Cafe Eagle, Taqueria Mexicana, Eagle (again), Northern Restaurant and Secret Lounge and Sports Bar and most recently Chao Ku who abruptly closed in February. Fingers crossed for the IMM group!

Ed. Note: IMM on H is on H Street of course and IMM on Georgia is coming to Brightwood. You can see their menus here.

by Prince Of Petworth June 11, 2017 at 9:16 pm 6 Comments

639 Florida Ave, NW

Well this is terrifying and could’ve been so much worse:

by Prince Of Petworth June 9, 2017 at 11:00 am 21 Comments

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: 1651 New Jersey Ave NW
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2.5 Parking: Parking space conveys, surface Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $1,094,000. List Price at Contract: $1,094,000.
List Date: 5/1/2017 Days on Market: 7
Settled Sales Price: $1,094,000.
Seller Subsidy: $2000.
Settlement Date: 6/07/2017
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

Located in the downtown NW neighborhood of Shaw, surrounded by LeDroit Park, Bloomingdale, Truxton Circle, and Logan Circle, New Jersey Ave NW is a relatively busy street. The front yards on this part of New Jersey Ave NW are deep, however, so the houses are considerably set back from traffic. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 8, 2017 at 9:40 am 48 Comments

Embrace your inner Washingtonian. Just embrace it!!


by Prince Of Petworth June 6, 2017 at 1:15 pm 63 Comments

1843 7th St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Do you know what’s going on with Eat the Rich, Mockingbird Hill, and Southern Efficiency? I walked by the other day and it looks like they’re all closed for good (white butcher paper covering the windows), and their websites aren’t working. Have these businesses shuttered?”

From a press release:

“The most anticipated pop-up of the summer is coming. Beginning June 21st, Drink Company and Ommegang Brewery present the Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar (PUB), in the spaces formerly known as Mockingbird Hill, Southern Efficiency, and Eat the Rich (1839-1843 7th Street NW). (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 5, 2017 at 11:30 am 17 Comments

715 Florida Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Just read this article [from Eater DC]:

The new neighborhood eatery is actually a longtime fixture in Florida, debuting in Boca Raton in 1985.

Named V & S Italian Deli, the originator was started by Sal Falcone and his brother just steps away from the beach.

Now, more than 20 years later, he’s convinced Falcone to install a second version of the mom-and-pop joint in the District — which Seligman believes is lacking in authentic Italian delis with fresh-baked breads.

and quickly realized that my hometown deli is coming to DC! Figured I’d pass the good news along, as a new quality food place is always welcome in Shaw. If this place can replicate what they do in Florida we are all in for a treat. Some of the best italian subs you will get anywhere. I haven’t been yet but am excited to try it ASAP!

More photos after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm 8 Comments

This house is located at 917 O Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Meticulously renovated townhouse in Shaw/Logan. Perfect blend of modern amenities and period details. Restored mouldings, banister, wood floors and hardware. Gourmet kitchen, luxury spa bathrooms, hydronic heated floors and full basement in law suite. Large rear garden with plans for off street parking if desired. Approx 4,000 sq ft. In the heart of downtown DC’s hottest neighborhood!”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,995,000.

Ed. Note: This house is multiple recipient of house and door of the day!

by Prince Of Petworth June 2, 2017 at 11:30 am 21 Comments

1700 New Jersey Avenue, NW at R Street

This sounds promising! From Instagram:

“Dot’s Spot A southern, breakfast pop-up restaurant & juice garden coming June 3 to @bkkcookshop’s patio in Shaw. Good, honest, clean living.”

Full press release after the jump. (more…)


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