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3100  block of Q St.

3100 block of Q St.

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ANC Preview: Under Armour Cometh?

There’s been much speculation that ever since Under Armour CEO and Georgetown resident, Kevin Plank, bought the old Nathans building that he’d convert the old tavern building into a flagship location of his retail store. There’s also been some hope that since the building was bought by Plank’s personal fund, and not Under Armour itself, that maybe, just maybe, he’d see fit to put something else there.

Well that hope is about extinguished. Next week at the ANC meeting, the commission will consider an application to gut the building and convert it to retail. One need not be Nostradamus to know what store will be going in there. Carol Joynt, for one, holds out a flicker of hope that Plank will construct a tavern within the retail store (he does still have the liquor license, for what it’s worth), but GM is not optimistic. We’ll know more next week. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Mark Zilberman.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Tour of the storied history of 1789.
  • Journalist Jonathan Chait wrote something the other day that made a lot of people angry at him. To help salve his wounds, Gawker bought him a gift certificate┬áto a Georgetown spa.

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1600 block of Wisconsin Ave.

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Five Million Buys You This New York Loft

GM noticed a new listing for one of the penthouses of 1055 High, Eastbanc’s ultra-luxury new building along the canal and Wisconsin. And wow, is it something.

At first the thing that caught GM’s attention was that one of the units was for sale again. It was reported last June that all the units were sold, and for cash. GM doesn’t know if this is a flip, or if the original transaction was canceled somehow. Either way, it’s a little unusual that it’s already back on the market.

But that aside, look at what it’s like to own a New York style loft in the middle of Georgetown:

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1600 block of 28th St.

1600 block of 28th St.

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