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.