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From the February 2014 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Early on the evening of January 4, a man left his Samsung Galaxy smartphone in an unlocked locker at Washington Sports Club (2251 Wisconsin Ave.) while he showered, according to a police report. When he returned, the phone was gone. Police have no suspects in the case.

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2251 Wisconsin Rendering - Rear View
Glover Park Hardware and Washington Sports Club will remain open during a major revamp of their home at 2251 Wisconsin Ave., according to Gordon Nielsen of Summit Commercial Real Estate. Nielsen and business partner Guy d’Amecourt recently brokered the complex’s sale to a joint venture of Altus Realty Partners, Chesapeake Realty Partners, and Ellisdale Construction for $20.1 million.

The buyers plan to install a new glass facade and renovate the retail space, which includes a vacant storefront formerly leased by MyerEmco. In addition, they will construct an 81-unit apartment building with two levels of underground parking on land now covered by a rear parking lot. “The apartments will average 635 square feet with a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units looking to target young professionals,” states a press release provided by Nielsen. “The property overlooks the parkland of the Naval Observatory and Vice President’s residence.” The garage will include 97 parking spaces, Nielsen said, but he did not know how many of these would be reserved for tenants.

The image above, provided by Summit, shows the rear of the planned apartment complex; here’s another Summit image showing a side view:
2251 Wisconsin Rendering - Side View

The website of Brown Craig Turner architectural firm has more images of the planned apartment complex:

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And Chesapeake Realty Partners posted its own rendering:

2251 Wisconsin Ave

UPDATE: Construction on the facade is to begin this July, with the residential units in the rear completed by July 2014, the Georgetown Patch reports.

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The home of Glover Park Hardware and the Washington Sports Club will be renovated, and an additional building with 81 dwelling units will be constructed on the property, according to a report in the Washington Business Journal. The project at 2251 Wisconsin Ave. has garnered $39 million in financing. More details as they develop.

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From recent police reports:

1. In the early morning hours of April 13, a resident of The Carillon House Apartments (2500 Wisconsin Ave.) brought home a woman he’d met that evening at a bar. After certain intimacies, he walked her to the door and then went back to sleep. When he woke up, his laptop and camera were missing, as was $200 in cash.

2. On April 24 around 3 pm, a man left his iPad 3 unattended on a table at Starbucks (2300 Wisconsin Ave.) for 10 minutes. When he came back, it was gone.

3. On April 30 at 5:00 pm, a man left $800 in a locker at Washington Sports Club (2251 Wisconsin Ave.). When he came back at 6:15 pm, the money was gone. Police records don’t specify whether the locker was locked.

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From the April 2011 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

There’s still no tenant for the old MyerEmco space at 2241 Wisconsin Ave., and the building’s owner now tells us he may sell the building. “There’s a lot of interest in the property,” says Paul London, who owns the complex that includes not only MyerEmco, but Glover Park Hardware and Washington Sports Club at 2251 Wisconsin Ave.

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As of August 23, Washington Sports Club at 2251 Wisconsin is ending its round-the-clock hours. The gym will open at 5 AM on Monday through Friday, at 7 AM on Saturday, and at 8 AM on Sunday. It will close at 11 PM on Monday thru Thursday and at 10 PM on Friday through Sunday. For those with concerns about the new hours, the front desk is collecting suggestion/complaint forms.

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Balance Gym’s marketing annex at 2241 Wisconsin is up and running: running straight for members of Washington Sports Club next door at 2251 Wisconsin. Though Balance owner Graham King had told us the new storefront would be used to promote spa services—”(massages/facials/sauna/steam/etc)”—at SomaSpa, which shares Balance’s 2121 Wisconsin location, a Balance tout spent this morning handing out cards flogging the gym’s new membership deal: $59/month if you sign up by June 30. (There’s also a onetime initiation fee of $99, but it’s credited towards personal training or spa services.)

Meanwhile, a whiteboard in WSC’s lobby announces discounts that gym has negotiated for its members with local merchants. With your WSC member barcode, you’ll get the following deals:

  • 15% off meals at Kavanagh’s at 2400 Wisconsin;
  • 50% off games and 10% off food and drink at Breadsoda at 2233 Wisconsin;
  • 15% off services at Hair Lounge at 2201 Wisconsin;
  • 15% off hair services on your first visit to Elite for Hair at 2315 Wisconsin; and
  • $6.45 games and free shoes on Tuesdays at Strike Bowling Alley at 5353 Westbard Avenue in Bethesda.

Will the neighborhood’s other gyms, BodySmith at 2200 Wisconsin and Elements Fitness & Wellness Center inside 2233 Wisconsin, leap into the fray?

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