From the September 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
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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.”
From the December 2014-January 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
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.
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 website of Brown Craig Turner architectural firm has more images of the planned apartment complex:
And Chesapeake Realty Partners posted its own rendering:
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.
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.
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.