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Solidcore gym to open in MVT

Piggybacking yesterday’s posting that quotes Streetsense that we should “watch out” for three big retail announcements, we’ve learned Solidcore gym is one of three. Likely at 433 Mass in the basement beneath LPQ. This property has quite a long painful saga so it’s great to see it fully leased up.

Screencapture from solidcore.com (2.22.2014)

Screencapture from solidcore.com (2.22.2014)

This will be the third DC location of Solidcore which uses the Lagree Fitness method which uses a machine called the MegaFormer to work your muscles to failure. Washingtonian published an informative review of Solidcore last October.

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Le Pain Quotidien to Open Dec 10th

According to the most recent Mount Vernon Triangle CID newsletter, Le Pain Quotidien at 433 Mass Ave NW will open Tuesday December 10th and offer complimentary coffee.

We have FRESH, ORGANIC news today that the long-awaited opening of Le Pain Quotidien at 433 Mass Ave will be Tuesday, December 10th! As an exclusive promotion for MVT, LPQ is offering a complimentary small coffee (retail only) with a print out of this eblast. The offer is valid only for December 10th, 2013 – one per guest please. LPQ will also be at our Thursday, December 12th Santa Celebration with free delicious desserts and discount vouchers.

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433 Mass rumored to become LPQ

Popville was tipped off last week that Le Pain Quotidien had potentially signed a lease at 433 Mass Ave. I believe in the past that same blog suggested a 7-11 was headed to the space. I never found the 7-11 rumor credible considering the space was being built to have a roof deck but a LPQ seems more credible. Thoughts?

433 Massachussets Ave NW (July 2013)

This property has perhaps the most dramatic legacy of any in the neighborhood. I won’t rehash it all out again. But if you’re interested visit this link at will bring up all past postings tagged for this address.

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CORE Architects share 433 Mass renderings

Washington Business Journal reporter Sarah Krouse obtained 3 renderings from Core Architects Group’s design for the old “Ledo” building renovation at 433 Mass Ave. The property was sold to a partnership of Zusin Development and Sivan Properties in March.

The proposed look places glass panels in front of the structures current facade. It may feature a roof deck as well.

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Visit the WBJ article for the other two renderings.

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Ledo property sold

Last week we reported that the “Ledo” property, with its long history of baggage, at 433 Massachusetts Ave NW was in the early stages of demolition. Earlier today Sarah Krouse of the Washington Business Journal shared the scoop on the new owners and their plans for the property.

2008 photo of 433 Mass Ave NW - aka Ledo building

WBJ Excerpt:

A partnership between D.C.-based Zusin Development and Manhasset, N.Y.-based Sivan Properties has acquired the townhouse wedged between an office and apartment building at 433 Massachusetts Ave. NW for nearly $800,000, with plans to turn the infamous little property into a restaurant. The new owners will now turn the property into a 3,700-square-foot restaurant or retail property shell by August, though they have not yet signed a deal with a tenant.

A neighborhood resident passed along a rumor that the restaurateurs behind Brasserie Beck’s are potentially involved/interested.

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Demolition of Ledo shell underway

The demolition of the “Ledo” shell at 433 Massachusetts Ave NW is currently underway. I’ll try to snap a photo tonight.

2008 photo of 433 Mass Ave NW - aka Ledo building

If you’re unfamiliar with the history of this property visit the chronology posting on the Ledo building.

Hat Tip: Thais

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