Nine Unit Condo Project and Restaurant Coming to Bloomingdale

by Shilpi Paul

Nine Unit Condo Project and Restaurant Coming to Bloomingdale: Figure 1
1700 2nd Street NW, courtesy of Teri Janine Quinn.

A 9-unit condo project with a restaurant on the ground floor is coming to 1700 2nd Street NW (map) this summer.

Owner Frank Economides told UrbanTurf that he has been working on the renovation of the currently vacant building over the past few months, and hopes to have the units ready for the market in June.

Economides is creating 8 one-bedrooms and one ground floor studio, and estimates that prices will be in the $300,000s. The condos will be between 650 and 750 square feet with wine coolers and gas fireplaces in each unit. Though there aren’t parking spaces attached to the building, Economides is providing bicycle parking, and he plans to acquire a public space permit soon in order to create an appealing, vegetated patio on the currently blank, but big, outdoor space.

Ideally, the restaurant that leases the retail space will be a neighborhood-serving type of place that isn’t too expensive. “We want it to be at a reasonable price point so people can go there every day.” said Economides.

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  1. Devoe said at 2:18 pm on Thursday May 2, 2013:
    Welcome to the neighborhood! A restaurant would be a great addition, although a focus on quality over affordability seems more appropriate. The neighborhood can clearly support restaurants at all price points (witness the Red Hen), and there is an Arthur Treacher's and J&B BBQ already within a couple blocks.
  1. Z said at 3:49 pm on Thursday May 2, 2013:
    Yes, I agree that there seem to be a number of affordable restaurants near that section of Florida Ave. It would be good to have more of a quality, sit-down option with outdoor seating.
  1. aaaa said at 5:07 pm on Thursday May 2, 2013:
    as a nearby neighbor I would say that even more important than the kind of restaurant is that this corner needs some SERIOUS GREENSCAPING. It's HORRIBLE right now. A concrete wasteland. Make it green and the people will come in droves to mingle and spend their money on yummy food and drinks.
  1. MMDC said at 8:02 pm on Saturday May 11, 2013:
    I live right by this building. I agree with both devoe and aaaa. I would love to see a great little restaurant and some greenscaping come along with this renovation. I am hoping to see both!

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