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From the April 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Pour beer out for The Vixen. In early March, tenant Tyrone Green vacated 2136 Wisconsin, a.k.a. “The Vixen” and “Wisconsin Overlook.” For at least a year, Green had used the boxy tan building as an unlicensed party house, a private fashion showroom, and—we have recently learned—the headquarters of a nascent clothing company called "Authentic, Original Gear." [Link displays Google maps results for the address, cached on January 2, 2010.]

After a foreclosure last October, Green tried to prevent the building’s new owner, Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, from taking possession of the property. At a March 1 hearing, he testified that he had planned to use the still-unfinished building as a bed-and-breakfast.

Evidence presented at the hearing included two leases Green had signed with the building’s former owner—a bankrupt corporation called 2136 Wisconsin LLC—as well as a May 2009 offer from Green to purchase the building from the former owner for $2.4 million. But the judge was unconvinced that Green had any legitimate claim against the building’s current owner, which won full rights to the property. Among other deciding factors, the former owner was not legally entitled to lease the property, and Green does not seem to have paid any rent.

“It is clear to the Court that Mr. Green was trying to ‘do business’ without any real appreciation for the legal requirements that apply,” wrote Judge Joan Zeldon in her memorandum and order. “He may or may not be a good businessman. He definitely has an entrepreneurial spirit.”

In a separate court case, Green has pled not-guilty to selling alcohol without a license during a party last September. There is a status hearing in that case on April 12. Green did not respond to an emailed request for comment.

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From the April 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

As revealed at March’s GPCA meeting, the frozen yogurt shop that has been considering a spot on our commercial strip is called Mr. Yogato. The D.C.-based chain promotes a lively, goofy ambience at its Dupont Circle location with trivia games and discount challenges. No word yet on a Glover Park lease, but owner Steve Davis told GPCA members he was looking into the vacant storefront at 2352 Wisconsin, the Shade & Shutter Shack building.

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From the April 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

In early March, shortly after MyerEmco at 2241 Wisconsin closed up shop, workers arrived to demolish the flowerboxes in front of that store and Glover Park Hardware at 2251 Wisconsin. (The two storefronts are part of the same retail complex, which also includes Washington Sports Club.) The buildings’ owner, Paul London, says he does not yet know who the next tenant of the MyerEmco space will be.

While the shop is vacant, Glover Park Hardware will use the broader sidewalk space in front of that store and its own to expand its seasonal plant sale, says manager Jennifer Ward.

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From the April 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

After more than a year of construction, the rebuilt Safeway at 1855 Wisconsin is scheduled to reopen on May 6, says spokesman Craig Muckle. First-floor storefronts along Wisconsin Avenue will be rented to retail tenants, but “we don’t know who the tenants are going to be,” Muckle says.

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Reposted verbatim from Craigslist as a public service:

Glover Park Lumberjack – w4m – 38

Date: 2010-03-11, 4:28PM EST

…with your stocking cap and long hair and flannel shirt, and your re-usable bag stuffed in your back pocket…..you were so my type. I looked like a hott mess today, being home sick and all, but I think you were just the dose I needed to feel better.

If this sounds like you, here’s a link to the ad: Missed Connections.

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Via Free In DC:

BodySmith at 2200 Wisconsin is hosting a free open house on Saturday March 13. Call ahead (202-333-7703) to book a private yoga or Pilates session, or drop in on a regularly scheduled class.

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From the March 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

MyerEmco at 2241 Wisconsin closed last week. The 55-year-old local chain is going out of business due to the soft economy and competition from online retailers, its president told the Washington Post.

After selling off much of its inventory in an “outrageous sale” in early February, the chain worked with suppliers to keep discounted goods available through the store’s final days, store manger Mike Leonard said.

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