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Craigslist posting –> Newly renovated building in Anacostia (Anacostia) [former Safeway at 14th & Good Hope Road SE]

$3500 / 3000ft^2 – Newly renovated building in Anacostia (Anacostia)

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Contact info:
Vanessa Hardee | Long & Foster |

Unique Opportunity in Anacostia

1918 14th St Se LL, Washington, DC 20020


Year Built: 1969
Sq Footage: 3000 sqft.
Parking: 4+ Other | Guest parking
Lease Duration: 5-10 Year (See Details Below)
Pets Policy:
Laundry: None
Floor: Lower Level
Property Type:


Fantastic opportunity in an area of Anacostia experiencing tremendous growth! 2500-3000 sq ft of space available on lower level of newly renovated building. Raw space offers a range of possible uses. Contact listing agent for details and to arrange a showing. Frieght elevator and dock available as part of the leased property.


  • Guest parking
  • Off-street parking
  • On-street parking


Property is offered at a lease amount of $14 per sq ft–3000 sq ft of available space

Contact info:
Vanessa Hardee
Long & Foster

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Dude strapped with a baby sought in armed robbery [1500 block of Good Hope Road SE]

Persons of Interest Sought in an Armed Robbery of an Establishment: 1500 Block Good Hope Road, Southeast

(Washington, DC) – The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two persons of interest in connection with an Armed Robbery of an Establishment (Gun) offense, which occurred on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at approximately 4:06 pm, in the 1500 block of Good Hope Road, SE.

The persons of interest can be seen in this video:

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.  The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a robbery committed in the District of Columbia.


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At-Large Councilmember introduces bill designating “Good Hope Road” a Retail Priority Area






June 26, 2014

Contact: David Meadows

(202) 724-8143



Anita Bonds Bill Designates “Good Hope Road” a Retail Priority Area


Allows Small Businesses on Good Hope Road to Apply for Grants with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At Tuesday’s council session, Councilmember Anita Bonds (D- At-Large) introduced and passed an amendment to the FY 2015 Budget Support Act 2015, designating Good Hope Road, SE a Retail Priority Area. This amendment allows small businesses residing on Good Hope Road – from Anacostia Drive to Naylor Road SE – to join a number of economic corridors eligible to apply for and receive grants awarded by the office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, through one of the TIF Funding Sources.

Retail Priority Areas are designated by council and allow businesses to compete in grant initiative programs like the popular Great Streets Program. Great Streets grants may be awarded to new or existing businesses for upgrades, including façade face-lifting, developing businesses and the creation of jobs.

Jobs creation and increased opportunities of DC residents to enjoy a portion of city’s continued prosperity are priorities in FY2015 Budget. This amendment allows one of our underdeveloped economic corridors an opportunity to earn much needed assistance that has greatly benefited a number of similar corridors throughout the District,” said Councilmember Bonds.

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“Rambler Finds a Story on Origin of Good Hope” [Evening Star, June 29, 1924]

Good Hope Road SE“The road leads to Good Hope, but before answering its call let me sit in the shade of a pine tree and tell you a story about an old friend of mine. His name is Herman Davis – Herman W. Davis is the full name. I think that everybody in Southeast Washington knows Herman. He has lived there long enough to get acquainted. He was born there seventy-nine years ago and he has stuck pretty close to the land of his birth. There are many interesting things about Herman, and one of them is that he has a good story about the origin of the name “Good Hope.” Herman’s father, Addison L. Davis, was born at Fredericksburg in 1814 and was married there to Miss Anne Dorothy Farrish, a beautiful girl of that ancient city and of a family whose family bore a brave part in the American revolution.

Addison Davis was graduated by the University of Virginia and was skillful in the arts or construing Latin and speaking French. He has, as Herman told me, learned something of the language of the Indians of this region. He came to Washington in 1840. And here we will let Herman take his place on this page in quote marks: “When I was quite a small boy my father took me walking to Good Hope, and on the Ridge road we came to a place where the woods had been cut away and where we got a fine view of the Eastern Branch. My father stopped and told me that the chief of the Anacostia Indians had stood there many years before and said in the Anacostia language: ‘Hope! Hope! Good Hope! This is Good Hope!’ He used the words the Indian has used, but if I ever knew them I have forgotten them.”

It is an interesting story. That savage did not not, of course say “Good Hope” in the way we say it. He did not even say “spe anomoque impletus,” nor even “bonne esperance,” but what he said sounded like “Ojibewaxon.” The Indian stood there, pointed to the shining, shimmering Eastern Branch, then raised his arms as though he would [shake] hands with heaven and said “Ojibewaxon.” Perhaps it was classic Anacostian for “Good Hope.”


Evening Star, “Rambler Finds a Story on Origin of Good Hope.” June 29, 1924, pg. 77

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The Rambler on “Good Hope Road” [Evening Star, July 6, 1924]

Good Hope Road SE“It was one of those roads which lead out of Washington, and also into Washington, that depending on the way one is going or coming. Many main roads near Washington have this dual character or dual direction. It was one of those gray, level, shadeless roads, bordered by signs, gas stations and ice cream, and sausage refectories which nearly all of us have come to call a good road. It was without the virtues and the charm of a bad road.

Once it was called a quiet way, going down a hill to a ford where a stream sang above yellow sand and white pebbles and then climbed another hill between banks draped with green briar, trumpet, honeysuckle and Virginia creeper. There were graceful bends in the road and every few yards an oak or a pine of solemn dignity laid its shade across the way. But progress put its hand upon this road and made it good and homely.”


Evening Star, “Suspicions of Rambler Are Aroused By One Who Calls Him ‘Brother.'” July 6, 1924, p. 69.  By the “Rambler,” John Harry Shannon.

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Dwayne Stewart & Ricky McDonald of the Anacostia Business Improvement District’s street team

R-L, Dwayne Stewart, 38, and Ricky McDonald, 21.

R-L, Dwayne Stewart, 38, and Ricky McDonald, 21.

Taken near the corner of 14th & Good Hope Road SE. Photo by John Muller.

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Evening Star, “Death By Lightning,” 13 July, 1863, p.3

“DEATH BY LIGHTNING.” – During the storm yesterday a little boy named Vermillion, an orphan, about 14 years of age, was killed by lightning at the Good Hope Road Tavern, on the hill east of the Anacostia bridge. The lightning struck the tree in front of the tavern and the little fellow was standing under it for shelter at the time.”



Evening Star, “Death By Lightning,” 13 July, 1863, p.3

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Good Hope Carry Out – NW corner of 14th & Good Hope Road SE

Good Hope Carryout _ from across Good Hope Road

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Looking up Good Hope Road SE towards Tony’s Place at SE NE corner of 14th & Good Hope Road

Looking up Good Hope Road SE towards Tony's Place at SE NE corner of 14th & Good Hope Road

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