944 Florida Avenue, NW

BarredinDC reported:

“The cozy spot, officially known as Darnell’s at Manchester, shut down after 6+ years after the building housing it was sold at Florida and W NW.”

For many of us, things were never really the same after the Blind Dog Cafe pop up ended. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space near 9:30 Club.

And since I’m getting all nostalgic – anyone remember Mocha Lounge?

mocha lounge popville


1706 T ST. NW

This rental is located at 1706 T Street, NW. The craigslist ad says:

“$2125 / 1br – One Month Free! No Security Deposit! Walker’s Paradise!

This elegant one-bedroom apartment home at The Shelby is centrally located on 17th & T ST’s NW. Our location boasts a walk score of 93, making it a walker’s paradise! Enjoy the best entertainment, fine dining, shops found in DC just moments away from your new home.

This 1 BR has been completely renovated with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a washer/dryer and features hardwood flooring throughout the apartment home.”




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 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: 1731 Willard St NW #204

Legal Subdivision: Old City #2
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #2
Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: Condo
Square Footage per tax record: 480
Original List Price: $350,000. List Price at Contract: $350,000.
Monthly Condo Fee: $267.00
List Date: 12/09/2016 Days on Market: 11
Settled Sales Price: $348,500.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settled Price per Square Foot: $726.
Settlement Date: 1/19/2017
Transaction type: Standard


Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

The 1700 block of Willard St NW is a relatively quiet one block long one way enclave at the very tippy top of Dupont and at the bottom of the hill from Adams Morgan. It features a mix of Victorian houses, as well as small and mid-sized condo and rental buildings. Read More



This rental is located at 929 Florida Avenue NW. The listing says:

“$2500/month available March 1, 2017 for open concept 1br/1ba apartment in the heart of Shaw/U Street. Also available furnished semi-furnished (beautiful West Elm + custom furniture not shown in photographs) for additional monthly cost.


Washer/dryer in unit
Incredible amount of natural light, no street noise (on backside of building)
High 10+ foot ceilings
Gas/water included in rent. Read More



Update on Wednesday’s post “I witnessed what I believe to be a sexual assault at 15th & T Sts NW today at approx 8:30am.” Following is a full release from MPD (and props to MPD who reached out to us immediately to get in touch with the victim and witness):

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with multiple Misdemeanor Sexual Abuse offenses that occurred in the Third District:

* 1900 block of 15th Street, Northwest on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at approximately 8:20 am. CCN: 17-006-483

* Unit block of Logan Circle, Northwest on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at approximately 5:00 pm. CCN: 17-006-102

* 1300 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at approximately 8:00 am. CCN: 17-006-367

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30’s to 50’s, 5’2” to 5’5″ in height, heavy build, dark complexion, and a full trimmed beard. He was wearing a red flannel type shirt. In all three offenses, the suspect approached the victim and groped her against her will.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”



But all will be forgiven if you are legit. Wet Dog Tavern looked super close to opening back in November. Their last Facebook update was written Dec. 7th:

“…We have a great relationship with our PA brewery and they’re willing to craft and customize great beers for us. We love their product and are looking forward to introducing another great brand to the city. We are prideful neighbors, we are DC lifers… and, we are frequent travelers. We do plan to carry a few locals, since of course, who wouldn’t?! Our plan, however is to not JUST carry local beers or base the majority of our list on them. Over the past 2-3 years of dining and drinking around the city, especially the U St. & 14th St. corridor, we tend to find the same 4-5 local brews on beer lists/taps, which for some people is great, but we at Wet Dog would like to offer a little more. Read More


1924 9th Street, NW

Right above Appioo African/Ghanian restaurant.  I wonder if it’s the same folks from the Fasika that closed at 4422 Georgia Ave, NW in Petworth?

Fasika’s website says:

“Best Ethiopian Cuisine in Washington, DC, variety of vegetarian dishes, often very spicy and mild meat dishes, mainly chicken, beef, lamb and fish. Fasika is conveniently located in the U Street Corridor of Washington DC.”

Check out their menu here.



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