Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The MOOD might be changing at last


"By virtue of a certain Purchase Money Deed of Trust, Assignment of Rents and Leases, and Security Agreement duly recorded December 29, 2005 as Instrument No. 2005185789(the "Deed of Trust") among the Land Records of the District of Columbia (the "Land Records"), and in accordance with Public Law 90-566 notice filed July 27, 2011 a default having occurred in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and the covenants contained therein, and at the request of the party secured thereby (the "Noteholder"), the undersigned Substitute Trustees, will sell, at public auction, within the office of ALEX COOPER AUCTIONEERS, INC., 5301 WISCONSIN AVENUE, N.W., SUITE 750, WASHINGTON, D.C. on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 11:00 am the following described land and premises Lot numbered Fifty-eight (58) in the subdivision made by the heirs of John Davidson of Square numbered Three Hundred Sixty-seven (367), as per plat recorded in the Office of the Surveyor for t he District of Columbia in Liber N.K. at folio 103."

(source ) 

[Editor's note: - while the sale of 1318 9th Street did not go through because the owner's filed for bankruptcy, this situation further increases the already intense public light and scrutiny on this highly questionable business]

It has been very difficult to protect the little stables in Naylor Court even though they are collectively on the National Register of Historic Properties. In fact when this stable (1316 Naylor Court) was deemed to have been "unstable" it was in fact so stable that the developer began to also rip down the party wall of the building next door into what is now the MOOD Lounge. The author's friend Orlando lived and worked comfortably in this little stable for many years refinishing furniture. It was stable.

Mind numbing sounds continue to blare through this party wall!
(check out the exposed wall speakers!)

Enjoy the video above to capture the community sentiment of 3 years ago

What can you do to help? You can sign the petition!

Please seriously consider signing the petition to close the MOOD Lounge. Naylor Court stables need to be protected from this sanctioned destruction and disrespect. They are all listed as National Historic Properties and protected by restrictive covenants. The direct link to the petition is 

The case hearing against the MOOD Lounge comes before ABRA through the attorney general's office on Sept 21st 2011. 
Let's hope that the MOOD changes and disappears. The neighborhood has had enough headaches already! 


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great investigative work and the post David. I'm guessing the property owner is not mood and that mood is just a tenant. If that is the case, then the trustee in BK will likely want to keep mood in place as the rents can be used to help pay creditors. HArd to say without knowing more, but this isn't necessarily a positive development, at least in the near term. Keep up the great work and the fight to close MOOD! KB

Anonymous said...

Dave, thanks for the post and the great investigative work re: the bankruptcy. I suspect that mood does not own the property and that it is the landlord who has defaulted and filed for bankruptcy. If that is the case, it may not be much help in shutting down this nuisance as the trustee in bankruptcy and creditors of the owner would likely prefer to keep a rent paying tenant to help pay back creditors. Would be great if the property sells and the new owners would kick these guys out! KB

Frances said...

Soon enough, constructions in the near future concerning that wall will need the aid of a party wall surveyor to make sure that both the person in charge of the construction and the neighbor will be informed regarding this.