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Glover Park Hardware will open in its new ground-floor location (2233 Wisconsin Ave.) in mid-September, according to the Georgetown Current. The company rented the vacant storefront shortly after its lease at the prior location (2251 Wisconsin Ave.) expired in January. The owners have been working ever since to renovate the space and install a needed freight elevator. “Glover Park Hardware’s new space is smaller in square footage than the old store,” the Current states, “but [owner Gina] Schaefer said the store benefits from a friendlier relationship with the landlord, cheaper operating costs, and a nicer appearance than the unrenovated old space.”

The store’s old space underneath Washington Sports Club is slated to become a Rite Aid.

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Plans for a rooftop deck featuring drinks and lite fare at the Savoy Suites Hotel (2505 Wisconsin Ave.) has some near neighbors worried about  late-night noise and parking problems, according to the Northwest Current. The deck is part of an ongoing renovation that will end with the hotel being renamed “The Glover Park Hotel.”

“The hotel is now working with its residential neighbors who worry about noise and parking impacts,” the Current states. “The Glover Park neighborhood commission voted unanimously to oppose the roof deck’s alcohol license if no agreement is reached with neighbors by the city’s Aug. 10 deadline.”

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Mad Fox Taproom (2218 Wisconsin Ave.) is planning an early-August opening, its owner tells the Washington Business Journal. The newspaper story offers a slideshow of interior shots of the fully renovated restaurant, formerly home to Mayfair & Pine.

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The Mad Fox Taproom (2218 Wisconsin Ave.) is slated to finally open this spring, more than a year behind schedule, according to the Washington Business Journal. Surprises during renovations of the aged building have created delays and raised construction costs from $500,000 to $1.3 million, reporter Rebecca Cooper writes. But soon, the uncovering of long-forgotten windows, hearths, and archways “will lead to an end result that is full of original brick, interesting architectural details and a relaxed, neighborhood pub feel,” she adds. The building is the former home of Mayfair & Pine.

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From the December 2014-January 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

The Mason Inn (2408 Wisconsin Ave.) is looking to crowdfund the construction of a rooftop deck. An online campaign launched on October 7 offers rewards in exchange for investment. Anyone who donates $20 will get a $20 credit towards his or her Mason Inn bar tab. Donate $100 and get a $100 bar credit plus a “sweet T-shirt.” Any funds raised will go towards building “a spectacular rooftop that will over look Wisconsin Avenue and Guy Mason Park,” the campaign’s page states. Last year, Mason Inn secured permission from the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to serve drinks on a future rooftop deck.

Donations were not exactly pouring in at our press time in mid-November: only $90 had been pledged towards a goal of $150,000. The campaign runs through December 6 at indiegogo.com/projects/glover-park-rooftop.

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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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