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Archive - Aug 2013

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A Pivotal Approach in Real Estate

At Fulcrum Properties Group, the team thrives on collective achievement rather than on individual successes.

“We realized that the standard real estate team is an ‘eat what you kill’ model or live on what you sell,” real estate agent Ty Voyles said, adding, “but we wanted to do things differently and serve every client as a seamless team.”  

Thriving on Capitol Hill

Newcomer John Bratton finds a neighborhood

As I knocked on the door of John Bratton’s Capitol Hill home, I was greeted by a chorus of barking. “My rescue beagles,” Bratton explained, adding that he would meet me in his side patio, on the corner of 10th and C SE. As I waited at his picnic table, my host appeared carrying a tray of freshly baked beignets, steaming coffee and fresh juice. What a greeting! Blog: Celestial Bites

Capitol Riverfront Continues its Growth

A New Soccer Stadium Will be Built in the Neighborhood

Growing BID, Growing Neighborhood

Michael Stevens, AICP is the Executive Director of the Capitol Riverfront BID.

Fall Festival, Business Expansion and Outright Jubilation

Barracks Row News

Many on Barracks Row were happy to hear that restaurateur Xavier Cervera, former owner and developer of nine Capitol Hill restaurants (five on 8th Street, SE), was returning as a management consultant. Cervera and an investor group announced the sale of the restaurants in spring 2013. As part of that transaction Cervera stayed with the group as founding partner but day-to-day direction reverted to a separate corporate team.  Many personal changes were made. Some of the areas’ favorite bartenders and chefs were replaced.  

It’s H Street Festival Time Again

H Street Life

Now that we’ve survived the summer heat, it’s a perfect time to check out new developments along H Street NE. The upcoming H Street Festival presents you a perfect opportunity to sample the wares at new and existing bars and restaurants, as well as to just enjoy a great time.

It’s H Street Festival Time Again

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DC United Stadium Coming to Buzzard Point

South by West

On July 25, Mayor Gray and Jason Levien from DC United, along with City Administrator Allen Lew and property owners in the stadium footprint, announced a deal to build a new, LEED-certified 20,000 to 25,000 seat stadium for DC United in Buzzard Point at 2nd and R streets, SW. At the press conference, the mayor explained the complex deal that will bring a new stadium to Southwest, or as Lew stated, “a giant jigsaw puzzle.” The cost of the $300 million stadium will be split between the city and the team.

William Rich is a blogger at Southwest…The Little Quadrant that Could.

August 30th

ANC 6C Report

Indigo and TD Burger

Should Charters be Allowed to Give Neighborhood Preference?

“I was just unwilling to throw my kids in the car and drive what felt like half way around the world,” said Jeanne Contardo, a Ward 7 resident, explaining why she and her husband, Christian, decided to enroll their child in DCPS’ Anne Beers Elementary School.

Beers may be a secret as well kept as Hillcrest, a middle-class community east of the Anacostia River. The Contardo’s daughter attended a nearby daycare; when she was ready for pre-kindergarten, they chose their neighborhood school.

Jonetta Rose Barras can be reached at