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From the September 2011 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

The vacant beige behemoth at 2136 Wisconsin—the former home of an unlicensed party house known as Wisconsin Overlook and The Vixen—has a new owner. On July 29, the property was sold for $2.5 million to “2136 Wisconsin Avenue Venture, LLC,” a company controlled by Seung Lim, according to a spokesman for the seller.

In 2009, the building came to the neighborhood’s attention when its lone resident, X*, held a string of noisy, open-bar parties there. X and other party promoters charged for admission without having secured a license to sell alcohol. In fact, the building was not even supposed to be occupied, because construction on a major renovation begun in 2007 was never completed.

In late 2009, the mortgagee, Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, foreclosed on the property and took possession of it. X was evicted, and he still faces legal charges stemming from one of the parties—plus a $100 bench warrant for failing to appear at an arraignment in January.

Frank Amantia, an attorney for Mid-Atlantic, says he believes Lim plans to develop the building “in a manner consistent with the original plans filed with the DC government: four apartments above a commercial unit…. I think that Glover Park should be very happy with the results.” Lim could not be reached for comment.

* Name removed 12/16/18

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From the March 2011 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Three parties have expressed interest in buying 2136 Wisconsin Ave., says a representative of the vacant building’s owner. But so far there are no takers for the hulking tan apartment house, formerly an unlicensed entertainment venue known as Wisconsin Overlook and The Vixen.

Lately, observers have noticed some construction going on inside the building, whose expansion in 2007 was never fully completed. But the owner’s representative, Frank Amantia of Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, says the work is minimal. “These are repairs that were necessary in order to protect the building from water infiltration, in addition to minor work to ensure the safety and security of the building,” Amantia says. “Nothing has been done relative to the completion of the living spaces.”

The building’s former resident, X*, faces several charges relating to a party in the building in September 2009—one of a string of events at which a cover was charged and alcohol was served without benefit of a liquor license. He was scheduled to be arraigned on these charges on January 19, but did not appear in court. The judge then issued a bench warrant for his arrest.

* Name removed 12/16/18

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