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by Prince Of Petworth March 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm 47 Comments

3900 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Washington Business Journal with the massive potential news:

“Roadside Development is in talks with the popular grocer [Wegmans] to anchor its planned redevelopment of Fannie Mae’s longtime home once it relocates for a new headquarters at Carr Properties’ Midtown Center, according to sources familiar with the situation.”

WBJ also quotes Roadside Development Principal Richard Lake as saying: “We would be very pleased if they became one of our tenants, but I cannot confirm that we have a deal because we just don’t. We’re in conversations with a number of folks.”

Ed. Note: So you’re saying I’ve got a chance?!?!? Good enough for me. Dear God please make this happen.

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by Prince Of Petworth March 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm 64 Comments

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The Tenleytown listserv getting, uh, active Sunday/today with:

“Your Dog Sh*t on my Lawn

and I caught you on video tape! Hey ***hole! Its not bad enough that your dog shit on my lawn you looked around to see if anybody was watching.

Enjoy and please let him know he is welcome to stop by and pick up his dog shit whenever he wants!”

Hopefully this voice of reason prevails:

“We’re all adults here…

Could the complaint have been raised more tactfully? Of course.

But the complaint is a valid one, and the owner of the dog should be chastised; it just could have been done in a more PG way. I have little kids that love to play on our lawn and I would be really pissed (no up intended) if some dog did its business on my lawn, much less if the owner left it there. There are laws for a reason.

Anyway, I’d love to propose that we not spend the next 24 hours each chastising the other or picking fights. Tomorrow is the first day of Spring, so let’s all think happy thoughts.”

Ed. Note: But seriously, pick up the poop, man.

by Prince Of Petworth February 24, 2017 at 10:10 am 3 Comments

4600 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Welp, I feel asleep at the wheel again! Tenleytown Main Street reports:

“Joining popular local chain District Taco, which brought casual Yucatan-inspired fare to Tenleytown last fall, are two other international-flavored, fast casual restaurants. SeoulSpice will introduce healthy Korean comfort food to the neighborhood, with a menu that includes classic rice bowls and Korean-style burritos. Next door, Muncheez will offer Lebanese street food ranging from shawarma to falafel to zaatar.”

And to work off those meals, TMS, reports an Orangetheory Fitness is coming too.

by Prince Of Petworth February 9, 2017 at 3:25 pm 16 Comments

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4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at Van Ness

At long last a replacement for Fire Lake Grill?

Before Fire Lake, this was a Ruby Tuesdays. And for a hot second it looked like Guapo’s would be moving here. Updates if/as construction progresses.

by Prince Of Petworth December 28, 2016 at 10:05 pm 0

3900 Wisconsin Ave, NW

About a month ago we learned that the Fannie Mae HQ building and property had sold to Roadside Development and NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC.

“The acquisition includes a 228,000 square foot building and approximately 10 acres of land.”


The original report called for a shopping mall as well as luxury condos but now Roadside Development has set up a website to engage neighbors:

“In anticipation of Fannie Mae’s departure, our team is excited to work with the community early on in planning the future uses of the site.”


by Prince Of Petworth November 30, 2016 at 1:05 pm 46 Comments

3900 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on this big development news from Nikkei Asian Review:

“The Japanese developer likely will pay 10 billion yen to 20 billion yen ($88 million to $176 million) for the building and roughly 40,000-sq.-meter property located 10 minutes or so from the White House by car. Sekisui House plans to remodel the 60-year-old brick structure into a shopping center while maintaining its stately facade, as well as build luxury condominiums on vacant land.”

Update Full press release:

“Roadside Development, a privately held commercial real estate firm and its joint venture partner NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), are pleased to announce the purchase of the iconic Fannie Mae Headquarters located at 3900 Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, DC. The acquisition includes a 228,000 square foot building and approximately 10 acres of land. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 20, 2016 at 10:22 pm 20 Comments

4235 Wisconsin Ave, NW at Veazey Street

On a personal note, thank you God. This is the long vacant dry cleaners that was once planned to be a Pie Five Pizza Co. in between Cava Grill and Nando’s Peri Peri. And now fantastic news (for those who live/work nearby) from Jessica Sidman:

“Sushi burritos are coming to Tenleytown. Buredo is opening at 4235 Wisconsin Ave. NW.”

You can see their menu here.

Update: Whoa! Thanks to a commenter for noting more coming soon Buredos:

Atlas District
625 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

111 K Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

4235 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016″


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