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The Week in Real Estate

Every Friday, we round up the week's real-estate news and gossip.

• Restoration plans for the old Howard Theatre include a restaurant and education area for rehearsal and class space. [DCMud]

• The old Waterside Mall in Southwest DC is officially history. Its sign was taken down earlier this week and construction of the new buildings continues at full speed. [DCMetrocentric]

• The Tenley-Friendship Heights library debacle continues. Plans for the mixed-use development are moving forward despite opposition from two city councilmembers. [WBJ]

• Urban Turf has picked a few weekend open houses worth checking out, including a Victorian Rowhouse in Columbia Heights. [Urban Turf]

• The Washington City Paper’s Housing Complex blog had a great suggestion for the future of the Third Church of Christ, Scientist on 16th Street: Turn it into a club. Why didn’t we think of this? With a name like “Brutal” this place would be the hottest gay club in town. [Housing Complex]

• Home prices in DC continued to drop in August but held up better than most other cities in the country. [WBJ]

 • Construction of the National Law Enforcement Museum, to be beneath the 400 block of E Street, Northwest right by the Judiciary Square metro stop, is set to begin next year. The museum will feature a theater and underground atrium. [DCMud]

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