Latest & Greatest on U Street

Sorry the getting back to work thing has been keeping me busy.  I launched into the new year with a client last Friday showing her properties up in Bethesda which was lots of fun. I am really excited to start doing real estate full time. Now to U Street News…

DC Mud has a good summary of the DC “Great Streets” plan for  14th Street from P up to Florida. It will cause endless chaos for 2 years but in the end it will make the area look great. DC is also going to buy new streetlights to replace the ugly cobra style that has been so common.

Borderstan has some great ideas for new years resolutions to  help our neighborhood grow. They also have a list of the 35 local restaurants participating in Restaurant Week. For a view of what DC looked like in the olden days, check out the new website Ruined Capitol. There are great before and after shots of blocks around the city.

Sad News: Love Cafe, the little cafe that could at 15th & U Streets will be closing at the end of January.

Good news: On the Housing Market in DC, check out PoP’s stats which will hopefully benefit us all. The building at the NW corner of 14th/ T will host a Stubs Kitchen Restaurant – assuming they can get a liquor license which is hard to do on that block. Shaw Tavern may re-open with a new owner which will be a boost to the neighborhood. Arlington is piloting real time transit screens which will notify passerby when the next bus / metro is passing. I would love to see these around more. Progression Place (7th/ T) is coming up fast – check out the new pictures.

In the endless battle for additional revenue, Capital Bikeshare may look for corporate sponsorship. I don’t think it’ll be pretty but I’m cheap enough to be willing to ride a bike with a logo if it means a free ride.


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