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Rendering of 2140 Wisconsin CondosFrom the May 2014 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

The luxury condo building going up at 2140 Wisconsin Ave. now has a name: Elyasi Place Condominiums. The building is scheduled for completion in late summer. According to developer Zak Elyasi, asking prices for the six units will run from $400,000 for two ground-floor units to $1.1 million for two penthouse units with private rooftop decks. Above and below are architects’ renderings, courtesy of Zak Elyasi.

 

Interior, 2140 Wisconsin Ave

Penthouse deck, 2140 Wisconsin

 

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Brown paper Chick-fil-A 5/4/2014

The former home of the Lado language school, next door to Breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave.), has accumulated some perplexing signs on its papered-over storefront. Along with two copies of an electrical permit issued for a different building—2218 Wisconsin Ave., the future home of Mad Fox Brewing Company—the ex-Lado entrance bears the logo of Georgia-based fast-food chain Chick-fil-A.Chick-fil-A logo at 2233 Wisc

A Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs spokesman could locate no building permit application or DC business license for Chick-fil-A. We’ve made an inquiry with Chick-fil-A’s corporate headquarters and will update when they respond.

UPDATE: We’ve heard no response from Chick-fil-A, but a representative for the landlord, Carr Properties, tells us that the vacant space has not been leased. “We will be sure to remove anything that has been posted to the doors,” she says.

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From the April 2014 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

A building permit for a rooftop deck at The Mason Inn (2408 Wisconsin Ave.) was issued on February 7, and the deck should be under construction soon, according to tavern co-owner Fritz Brogan. “Due to the building’s age and some other logistical issues, construction planning has been more complicated than we originally anticipated,” Brogan says, “but we’re eagerly awaiting the day that our neighbors can enjoy cool drinks on a warm day upstairs.” Brogan expects the deck to open this summer. The new outdoor space will seat 51 patrons, according to the permit.

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From the March 2014 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Oscar Amurrio has applied for a permit to add a restaurant to his home at 2138 Wisconsin Ave. The mansard-roofed brick rowhouse, which has for years been obscured by a blue construction fence, sits next to the vacant lot at 2140 Wisconsin where developer Zak Elyasi is building eight luxury condominiums. On the other side of Amurrio’s property is 2136 Wisconsin, a tan, blocky architectural monstrosity that now houses SunBrite Windows and Doors on its ground floor and rental units above.

Amurrio, whose father was born in Spain, says he plans to build a front addition to his home that would house a Spanish restaurant on the ground level. The second floor would house Amurrio’s decorative plastering business, Eight Brothers, and the upper floors would include two dwelling units. The building would have a modern glass-and-limestone façade, in keeping with the glass-front condos going up next door, he says.

In October, the city government issued a stop-work order to Amurrio for doing foundation work on his property without a permit. He filed his building permit application on January 9.

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“A clearly reluctant D.C. Department of Transportation has tentatively agreed to restore Wisconsin Avenue to six traffic lanes in Glover Park,” writes Elizabeth Wiener in today’s Northwest Current. “In the spring, the agency will remove the newly painted median strip that was designed to slow traffic and protect pedestrians on the busy commercial corridor.” In her story, Wiener reports at length on the testimony at a December 4 hearing on the road’s configuration called by Ward 3 City Council member Mary Cheh.

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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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Elements Fitness and Wellness Center (2233 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 217) will celebrate its recent renovation with a public event on Friday, September 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. “Experience Pilates and Gyrotonic exercise, massage, Reiki, Feldenkrais, and other healing and body work methods Elements has to offer,” the invitation states. “Watch local dancers work, meet others interested in wellness, enjoy munchies and beverages and put your name in our raffle.” Prizes will include free Pilates sessions, free massages, and a 10% discount on “accelerated breakthrough” life coaching with Elizabeth Goll Lerner of Your Inspired Choices. For more information, call 202-333-5252 or visit elementscenter.com.

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