Park(ing) Day Returns Tomorrow

Photo by M.V. Jantzen.

Park(ing) Day returns to Georgetown tomorrow. Parking spaces in front of three stores in Georgetown will be converted to mini-public parks.

Last year was a particularly successful Park(ing) Day in Georgetown. The Baked and Wired park seen above was a wonderful use of space that typically goes to a handful of people who drive to Georgetown. Malmaison also had tables out on Water St. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Mark Manguerra.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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1200 block of 33rd St.

1200 block of Potomac St.

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Georgetown Theater Sign off to the Shop

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John Hlinko passed on the above photo to GM yesterday. It shows the workers taking away the iconic Georgetown neon sign. As GM mentioned Monday, the new owner of the property, local architect Robert Bell, is having the sign repaired by Jack Stone Signs, the exact same company that manufactured the sign originally in the 1950s. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Roman Boed.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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1600 block of Wisconsin Ave.

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A Notice that Says a Lot About Where Georgetown Stands Right Now

Yesterday, Michael Neibauer of WBJ listed, as he often does, recent building permits of note. In what was an apparently winking bit of contrasting that he mentioned these two items together:

  • 949 H St. NW: Construction of a new high-end retail clothing store, Loro Piana, at CityCenterDC. The Italian clothing company was established in 1924. Its handmade coat for men runs $36,975. But if you’re shopping there, you probably don’t care about prices.

  • 3222 M St. NW: And now for the complete opposite of Loro Piana, we turn to Georgetown Park, where renovations will clear the way for a 20,000-square-foot Forever 21 on the M Street level. We first reported the addition of Forever 21in March.

In other words: whereas Georgetown is getting another discount clothing retailer, the as-of-not-even-open CityCenter is lining up yet another glitzy retailer.

This leads to a lot of questions, some GM can’t answer: Continue reading

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