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by Prince Of Petworth January 3, 2018 at 10:05 pm 0


1843 14th Street, NW

Not sure if this is new to everyone or just me but Authenics’ website says:

“Authenics creates detailed fitness programs for clients of all ages and fitness levels. The owner and head programmer has helped many Washingtonians reach their desired goals whether being weight loss, building lean muscle, facilitating rehabilitation, improving performance, increasing strength, reducing stress through personal training and fitness classes.

Authenics creates a world class environment for our clients. As some of our clients’ have stated, we offer “concierge fitness” to Washingtonians. We want you to feel empowered by the time you walk out, knowing you had an amazing, energizing yet challenging workout!”

Right above Som Records:

by Prince Of Petworth January 3, 2018 at 11:25 am 0


1914 14th Street, NW

Nothing.

Thanks to Captain Easychord for sending last night around 6pm:

“Currently a line to get in to the hottest club of 2018: Trader Joe’s. They have a “bouncer” working the door, letting people in one at a time… Just need a velvet rope to be official, I think…”

Ed. Note: I support the enthusiasm and would also wait in lines through fire and ice for my delicious, delicious mini tacos.

by Prince Of Petworth January 2, 2018 at 11:25 am 0


1346 Florida Ave, NW

Thanks to AH for sending over the weekend:

“Pictured is a long line of people waiting for Maydan to open on this very frigid night. What’s interesting is that you can actually make reservations at Maydan… I guess people like the food so much they are hoping to still get seated without a rez.”

Maydan’s website says:

“We want you to have a different approach to dining: one that’s about the food, but also the love, respect, and traditions that go into each dish. Our food tells the story of our own travels, from Tangier to Tehran and Batumi to Beirut, but it also tells the stories of voices that often go unheard. We were invited to sit and break bread with strangers, listening to stories and learning tried and true techniques. We felt welcomed, embraced, and valued, quickly becoming part of their families. We want you to feel that every time you visit.

When you enter our town square–our “Maydān”–we want you to feel a sense of wonder. We want you to forget what you know and be ready to explore. And we’ll be there with you for every bite. You’ll feel like you’ve met new friends–a new family–who will guide you through the square to a table full of dishes. Dips, spreads, salads, condiments, roasted and grilled meats, and seafood coming together in unison. Just remember, there is no wrong way to go about this.

The centerpiece of every table is the bread, which we make to order in Maydān’s clay ovens. It is an accumulation of everything we love about the regions we focus on: bread brings the meal together and bread brings people together. We want you to use your hands, making the bread your utensil. Share with your neighbor, break bread with your family and friends.

See you in our Maydān soon. We’ll be waiting.”

You can see their menu here.

Ed. Note: I support the enthusiasm. The early word on Maydan is very, very, very good.

by Prince Of Petworth December 29, 2017 at 11:15 am 0


1528 U Street, NW

The Press opened up on U Street back in 2013. They have other locations around town including a new spot at the Wharf and a new location in Adams Morgan. Chris reports:

“When I went to pick up my dry cleaning at The Press location on U St. NW last night, there was a sign on the door saying the location was closing as of Dec. 31. Not a ton of notice, as I’d dropped something off just last Friday and there was no such sign!

I just called them (needed to call about a missing sweater anyway) and double-checked, and they’re indeed closing that location on Sunday.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 29, 2017 at 9:45 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 Compass. 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 MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information Systems), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 1314 W St NW #B
Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1.5 Parking: Paved Driveway Ownership: Condo
Living space square footage: 706 square feet
Original List Price: $549,000. List Price at Contract: $549,000.
List Date: 11/20/2017 Days on Market: 7
Settled Sales Price: $549,000.
Seller Subsidy: $1000.
Settlement Date: 12/22/2017
Price per Settled Square Foot (adjusted for parking): $733.
Transaction type: Standard
Original GDoN post can be seen: here.
The original listing can be seen here: here.

Repurposed as condos in 2005, this U Street Corridor conversion pre-dated the significant PN Hoffman warehouse and new construction development of Union Row, around the corner on 14th Street, by two years. This block of W Street includes several small scale (2-4 units) condo associations in formerly single family large scale Victorians. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0


via google maps

From MPD at 11:45am:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting. An adult male victim walked into an area hospital with a non life threatening gunshot wound to the buttocks. The victim has reported that the incident took place near 11th and U Streets NW. Third District units are attempting to locate a crime scene however none has been located yet.

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

by Prince Of Petworth December 26, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

This rental is located at 1833 New Hampshire Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1625 / 323ft2 – Urban-Chic Unit Available NOW! Stunning Location!

Windermere-Harrowgate: Great Corner Unit Available NOW!

Beautifully renovated Studio now available at the Windermere/Harrowgate, an historic, luxury apartment community in Washington’s most desirable neighborhood! An outstanding value with city convenience this sun filled corner unit offers lots of windows, stylish new granite countertops and solid maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, brand new tile and porcelain bath fixtures, cable/high speed internet access and beautiful oak hardwood floors throughout. All utilities included. Blocks to the Dupont Circle Metro (red line), shopping and dining choices galore and, of course, a world-renowned nightlife! Controlled building access, on-site management office and newly renovated common areas, including a fitness center, storage and bicycle rooms. On-site laundry room. Sorry, no pets! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 19, 2017 at 11:55 am 0

This house is located at 1815 9th Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“Charming 3 bedroom 2.5 bath rowhouse in hot Shaw/U Street neighborhood. High ceilings, hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, 2 full bathrooms upstairs. Delightful brick patio. Ask about parking in rear. Needs renovation but great potential. Fantastic central location near numerous hip restaurants, bars, shops and all that makes this such a desired location. Short walk to Green Line Metro!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $775,000.

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