From the December 2013 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
In late October, construction on a high-end condo building at 2140 Wisconsin Ave. spurred next-door neighbor Oscar Amurrio, the proprietor of Eight Brothers Development (2138 Wisconsin Ave.), to shore up his building’s foundation—and that, in turn, led to a stop work order for Amurrio.
“My walls were cracking,” says Amurrio, who showed us about a dozen six– to 12–inch cracks in the plaster around his house’s front windows. “I had to do emergency work to underpin my house.” Amurrio excavated and placed cement and rebar not only under his current structure, but along the perimeter of a future front addition, he says. City officials visited the site and ordered Amurrio to stop until proper permits were obtained. That’s fine with Amurrio, he says, now that his building is stable. Amurrio says he is now working with an architect to design an addition with a limestone-and-glass façade.
The construction at 2140 Wisconsin Ave. was not cited by the city in the matter, and its developer, Zak Elyasi, denies that his project had anything to do with Amurrio’s cracks or his actions. “Everything that I’m doing, I’m doing correctly, and it has passed inspection,” Elyasi says. “It’s textbook. My permits are all in place.” The building at 2140 Wisconsin Ave. will be a modern, glass-front structure with eight condominium units. It is expected to be completed in mid-2014.
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Happy Small Business Saturday! As a reminder, Glover Park Citizens’ Association members get discounts at several local merchants. Here are the current deals, per the GPCA website (double-check with merchant before ordering):
Bourbon (2348 Wisconsin Ave.): 10% off your meal
Capitol Termite & Pest Control (5455 Butler Road, Bethesda): 10% off
Heritage India (2400 Wisconsin Ave.): 10% off weekend brunch
Penske Truck Rental, Bethesda, 301-951-0437: 10% off
Sargent Cleaners (2420 Wisconsin Ave.): 10% off dry cleaning
Whole Foods (2323 Wisconsin Ave.): $2 admission to Winesday events (regular price is $5)
Z Burger (2414 Wisconsin Ave.): 10% off
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Show your Balance Gym (2121 Wisconsin Ave.) membership card at Surfside (2444 Wisconsin Ave.) and you’ll get 10% off your bill. The discount also works at Jetties locations in Bethesda, North Cleveland Park, I Street, and Foxhall.
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“After a survey that says residents don’t want traffic calming on Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3B will support returning the street to six lanes,” reports Greater Greater Washington. The ANC plans to testify in favor of the change at a December 4 public hearing on the matter, the blog states.
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Carlton Fletcher, an expert on Glover Park history, will exhibit new and old works, including landscapes of Glover Park, from November 16 through December 24 at the Jane Haslem Gallery (2025 Hillyer Pl.) in Dupont Circle. The gallery will hold an opening reception on Saturday, November 16, from 4 to 6 p.m.
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Due to high demand, Old Europe (2434 Wisconsin Ave.) has extended its Oktoberfest menu through today (November 9). The menu features Bock beer and hearty peasant fare. To follow that, the German restaurant is offering its annual Martinsgansessen, St. Martin’s Day goose dinner, on two nights: Sunday, November 10 and Tuesday, November 12. For reservations or information, call 202-333-7600.
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