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Archive for February, 2017

Prepared for InTowner.com by the Dupont Circle office of Century 21 Redwood Realty ~ Reporting Period: January 2017

The area covered by these listings includes the neighborhoods primarily of Adams Morgan, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia Heights, North Columbia Heights, Petworth & Park View; West End, Dupont, Scott, Thomas & Logan Circles; Dupont East, U Street, Shaw, Le Droit Park, Bloomingdale & Mt. Vernon Square. SINGLE FAMILY HOUSES [37] condo & co-op listings follow] 201 […]

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A Reader Takes Exception to How we Addressed our Concern About Treatment of Undocumented Persons

“as abhorrent as it will be for us all” Please speak for yourself. I for one do not support the mayor’s stated intent to assist lawbreakers in continuing to break the law. There’s a reason we have immigration policies – including to ensure our American labor force doesn’t face unfair competition by people so desperate […]

Restaurant Review ~ Mari Vanna / 1141 Conn. Ave., NW

Somewhat under the radar, at least for some DC foodies, is the remarkably excellent Mari Vanna, a very chic and upscale Russian destination. The setting resembles a rustic yet elegant granny’s farmhouse with flowered wallpaper, brick walls, many wood-and-glass cabinets filled with china, wooden tables, upholstered (and comfortable) chairs and couches, hanging chandeliers, and a […]

Two Plays Examining the Human Heart at Studio and GALA Theatres

By William G. Schulz Local theater is offering two plays that explore human behavior and society as only thespians can: they hold a mirror to both our best intentions and worst instincts. And despite the searing reflections, both Studio Theatre’s The Hard Problem and GALA Hispanic Theatre’s Yo también hablo de la rosa (I Too […]

Mayor, Council Expect to Wrestle With New Rules to Regulate Controversial Digital Signs

Accompanying images can be viewed in the Febuary 2017 issue pdf Accompanying images can be viewed in the Febuary 2017 issue pdf By Larry Hargrove* The outdoor advertising industry is collectively one of the country’s better-heeled and most litigious and persistent lobbies. It is now on a mission of transformation in the Nation’s Capital: to […]

MLK Library 3-Year Reconstruction Project Starts with March 4th Closing; Final Plans Reveal Details

Accompanying images can be viewed in the Febuary 2017 issue pdf By Matthew B. Gilmore* DC Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan announced that the historic Meis van der Rohe-designed landmark Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library building will close on March 4th for a complete modernization. Final renderings and floor plans (substantially unchanged since […]

New and Expanding Hardware Stores Welcome by Residents and Sign of Neighborhood Rejuvenation

Accompanying images can be viewed in the Febuary 2017 issue pdf By Larry Ray* Oh, the childhood memories of hardware stores: Bill: When I was a child, most children wanted to go to the candy store or the toy store, but, I wanted to go to the hardware store. What a wonderland! Sharon: The first […]

Can DC Survive Slashing of Federal Funding? And What About Home Rule; Will it Survive?

Now that we citizens — all 681,170 of us (according to mid-December 2016 Census Bureau estimate) — must be realistic about our fate being in the hands of a Republican Congress and a President that consider us to be creatures of a big swamp and need to be put down, as in draining the place, […]

Continued from February 2017 issue pdf page 1 ~ Hardware Stores

Adams Morgan Ace Hardware Not only do Gina Schaefer and Marc Friedman own and operate their popular Logan hardware on 14th Street (see above), but almost exactly one yaer ago at the beginning of March, they opened their new location at 17th Street and Columbia Road, NW, the site of the former Ontario Theater.  Designed […]