Photo by Mark Manguerra.
Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
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
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