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Last week, we checked in with some tenants at the August apartments near Dupont Circle who were upset that Bernstein Management was planning to remove their their quaint-and-yet-useful wood slatted doors as part of a building-wide facelift. Today, Bernstein sent out a letter explaining how the property had changed hands without tenants receiving an offer of sale—-as they’re usually supposed to under the District’s tenant purchase law—-and promising that “based on the concerns of certain tenants, the new owner has instructed us to leave the louver doors in place at this time.” They’ll get new hardware to keep them closed, rather than swinging out into the hallways, which had proven annoying to some.
Small victories, people.