This week on Not So Long Ago, GM takes a break from Wisconsin Ave. and checks out M St., the 3200 block to be specific.
Nowadays these buildings house (from left to right): Lucky Jeans, Lululemon Athletica sporting goods, and the Levi’s Store. But back in 1993, these buildings housed Trincus Restaurant, Too Cute!, Nash’s Sports & Casual, and Machu Picchu (which was on the second floor; GM’s not sure what was on the first floor).
GM’s not sure when any of these places closed. The only record of Trincus he can find is from 1988, when it had its liquor license suspended for Halloween due to multiple infractions on previous Halloweens. This was back in the day when Halloween in Georgetown was a pretty rowdy affair. It’s popular nowadays, sure, but the crowds are pretty tightly controlled. Back then it was crazy, and that’s reflected in the way that the ABC board suspended the restaurant’s license for just one weekend due to the way it acted a whole year beforehand.
GM can’t find anything on Too Cute! Under the Too Cute! neon lights, it looks like it says something like Junetto Brothers, or something like that. It appears to have been a inexpensive clothing store.
Nash’s Sports & Casual was a sporting goods store. GM believes that the Nash’s in Columbia Heights and L’Enfant are the same store, but he’s not certain.
Machu Picchu was a restaurant. They appeared on an ANC agenda as late as 2002 regarding a liquor license renewal. But they are one of the licenses held in safe keeping, so the fact it was renewed in 2002 doesn’t mean the restaurant was still open. Anyone remember it?
Note: GM wrote this article before he heard about the horrible events up at the Bethesda Lululemon. He decided to run it and use it as an opportunity to highlight Lululemon’s contribution of $125,000 towards a reward fund. Contact Montgomery County Police for more information on the fund.
Here are the photos in case the Flash photo above didn’t come through: