As reported by the Washington Business Journal last week, the trendy men’s clothing store Lost Boys will close down in the next few weeks. The small shop has been tucked away on 31st St. south of M for six years (it attracted early attention for offering free booze for the customers).
The owner, Kelly Muccio, states that she has been given an opportunity she couldn’t refuse and decided to close the shop. And perhaps that’s all there is to take away from the story. But it’s probably worth noting that Lost Boys is basically the model of what the Georgetown BID is hoping to encourage over the next 15 years. Continue reading
Next monday, the ANC meets for its May session at 6:30 pm at its normal location, Visitation School. If you’re interested in big dramatic projects, this is the meeting for you.
The projects have been in the review pipeline for a while, and have been mentioned here before. First there is the new condo building where the Key Bridge Exxon is. It appears that Eastbanc has largely won the war with the neighbors over the size of the project, regardless of its impact on their views. Now it just appears to be a case of finding the right design aesthetic for the Old Georgetown Board to approve.
The other big project is the potential conversion of the Alexander Memorial Baptist church on N St. to residential use. GM had earlier reported that an individual had hoped to turn the entire property into a single family building. However, GM has learned that that bid has fallen through. Now several competing bids are seeking design approval, each one contemplating a multi-family project. Continue reading