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From the May 2013 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

A window-replacement business has moved into the first-floor retail space at 2136 Wisconsin Ave., the big beige blob that was once an unlicensed party venue called Wisconsin Overlook and The Vixen. The SunBrite Windows and Doors showroom is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The building’s five vacant residential condos are currently being marketed as rental office space.

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From the May 2013 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

The vacant condominium units at 2136 Wisconsin Ave.,
which in 2009 housed an unlicensed party facility known as Wisconsin
Overlook and The Vixen, are being marketed as office rental units,
according to an online listing. The price per square foot per year is
$34.50, and each floor is advertised at 1,900 square feet. At press time,
all five floors were listed as available.

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2136 Wisconsin For Sale, 1/3/13Four residential condo units at 2136 Wisconsin Ave.—the onetime home of an unlicensed party venue called Wisconsin Overlook and The Vixen—are now for sale, according to a sign on the property. A year ago, owner Seung Lim posted the same sign on the unsightly tan building, but back then he had not yet filed the appropriate paperwork to divide the building into separate units. In mid-November, that paperwork was filed, according to the Department of Housing and Community Development. Lim did not respond to our call asking the price of the units.

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The new owner of 2136 Wisconsin Ave., a tan stucco building formerly known as Wisconsin Overlook and The Vixen, got a little ahead of himself when he began advertising the building’s six condo units for sale, according to Najuma Thorpe, a spokesperson for the Department of Housing and Community Development. We reported in January that Virginia businessman Seung Lim had posted a “for sale” sign on the property, but Thorpe says that Lim has not yet applied to the city for authorization to convert the building to condos. D.C. law forbids owners from selling condo units until they are legally registered with both DHCD and the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.

Thorpe says she has spoken to the owner through his attorney, and “it seems they will work to ensure they are compliant with the Condo Act.” As of this morning, the for-sale sign on the property is down.

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2136 Wisconsin, the long-vacant tan renovation once used as an unlicensed party venue called Wisconsin Overlook and The Vixen, is for sale by its new owner, according to a sign on the property. Last July, the foreclosed building sold for $2.5 million to “2136 Wisconsin Avenue Venture, LLC,” a company controlled by Virginia businessman Seung Lim.

UPDATE: We spoke to Lim, who has been finishing the building’s six condominium units, left incomplete in a 2007 renovation. No new building permits have been issued for the property, but Lim says that’s because the work is minor and in keeping with plans previously approved by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. “We do not touch the wall; we do not do anything about the electric. We just refinish it,” he says.

The condo units are for sale individually, and the property’s first-floor retail space is for lease, Lim says. Interested parties can call Lim at 703-499-4494.

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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, Tyrone Green, held a string of noisy, open-bar parties there. Green 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. Green 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.

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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, Tyrone Green, 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.

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