1500 block of 33rd St.
Photo by Peter Hilton.
Moleskine-the official notebook of That Guy Sitting Next to You on the Bus Sketching Other Riders-is opening its first DC-area shop in Georgetown this winter. Similar to other segmented openings, the shop will begin with a “pop-up” for the holiday season. A full move-in will follow in 2015. It will occupy 3029 M St., which was most recently Scotch and Soda, and Betsy Johnson before that.
Moleskine notebooks have achieved an iconic status. You can recognize them by their typically black covers and straps:
This is an Eastbanc property, and an interesting tenant choice. The trend for M St. has been so uniformly towards clothing, that a stationary store like this is unusual. Continue reading
Last week GM passed along the news he heard at the CAG meeting last week: that the Neam’s Market building (aka the Marvelous Market building) was in the process of being sold. He speculated that the likely purchaser would be a bank, namely because it seems like banks are willing to pay unreasonable sums to acquire highly visible buildings like this.
Well friend of GM, Carol Joynt, reached out to George Neam-whose family has owned the property for generations-and asked whether a bank was a likely tenant. “That’s not on my radar screen” was the answer.
That’s somewhat nebulous, but hopefully it nonetheless means no bank. Continue reading