Photo by Elvert Barnes.
Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
Octoberfest is coming to Cady’s Alley! The weekend of September 27-28, the alley will be transformed into a bavarian fall fest, with a two story beer hall, polka music and pretzels. (GM’s genuinely curious to know what space this two story beer hall is, and why we can’t just have that all the time?)
The heart of the party will be Leopold’s, which is technically Austrian (as is the alley’s visionary, Anthony Lanier), but why quibble when there’s marzan to be drunken? Continue reading
The Subway restaurant on Wisconsin just south of O St. has been abandoned. GM learned that the operator simply left the shop. Apparently his business has plummeted since the new 7-11 opened across the street. The suspicion is that they both offer similar food, it’s just that 7-11 offers even more. (GM doesn’t eat at either, but would probably settle for a Subway sandwich way before eating the junk from 7-11).
Restaurant tenants that just walk away are more common than you’d think. Just down the block, the family running the Pink Smile frozen yogurt shop simply abandoned the property last year. They had already broken away from the IceBerry franchise to become Pink Smile. Avoiding the franchise fees helped, but it didn’t stave closure. Continue reading