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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Rugby having a holiday give-away.
  • The Citypaper deconstructs Georgetown Cupcake’s choice in automobile.
  • There has been a cluster of robberies with guns in the East Village over the past couple weeks. They have occurred mostly between 8:00 and 12:00 at night. Please keep your eyes open for suspicious activity and report it immediately.

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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ANC Round-Up: That Lighty Airy Feeling

As basic chemistry tells us, gas seeks an equilibrium. You cannot long have a single space filled half with high-density gas and half with low-density gas. The high density gas would rush to the other side and even out the pressure in the room. Thus it is with the ANC. You might write up a tight two hour agenda, but that high-density schedule is bound to spread out and take up the full three hours the space will allow.

And the theme of air, density and equilibrium is a pretty good place to start the discussion today. The agenda last night had seven projects that included rear additions to the buildings in question. Whenever a project like that comes before the commission, it’s just a matter of time before the words “open space” and “light” are evoked to reject the proposal. However, last night it was Commissioner Birch who boiled all these concerns down to a single word: air.

What the word air really means is the right to look out through other people’s properties. Actually, in England they have an appropriately fussy name for it: Ancient Lights. It’s a quasi-right over other people’s “air” that in some circumstances enables you to block construction that will block the sunlight.

And GM is fine with that. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Somehow the new 11th St. bridge will ease travel to Georgetown. How exactly it will do that, the Post doesn’t explain.
  • Finally an NBC poll where Georgetown is guaranteed to win: who’s better Baked and Wired or Georgetown Cupcake? (GM votes B&W)
  • Want to be a judge for the Taste of Georgetown on October 10th? Here’s how.
Photo by Flickr user Ehpien used under Creative Commons.

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ANC Preview: Almost October Edition

The ANC2E will be meeting next Tuesday night for their October session. This is weird for two reasons: it’ll still be September and they normally meet on Mondays (at least these days). So if you’ve got business before the ANC or are a glutton for punishment, like GM, then remember the new date (which was changed to accommodate Yom Kippur).

So what’s on the agenda? Not much, which will be relief after last month’s brutal marathon. But here are the highlights:

  • The ANC apparently will chime in on the unfair and short-sighted Circulator cut;
  • The Merriment in Georgetown festival, which last year had the unluck to land on one of the coldest and windy days of the winter, will be back;
  • Georgetown Cupcake will be back with revised designs for their new flagship store on M St. Last month the plans were criticized for the incongruity between the elegant storefront and the ugly 80′s building above. Short of redesigning the whole building, it’s not clear how they get around that problem.
  • Speaking of Potomac St. stores, Philadelphia Pizza (or “Philly P’s” as the kids call it) is back. They’ve gotten a series of pretty severe tongue lashings in the past for being a bad neighbor (namely for being a good neighbor, so to speak, to those aforementioned kids). This will be a good chance to see whether they’ve shaped up or not.

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ANC Roundup: Marathon Edition

As “prequeled” yesterday, GM attended a brutal marathon-like ANC meeting Monday night. After a long warm-down run and a good night’s sleep, GM is now ready to give an account of the race.

Along the way, we’ll pass sewage pipes, cupcakes, and yet another rejected curb cut. Make sure to carbo load and stretch and GM will see you at the starting line after the jump: Continue reading

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ANC Round-Up – The Prequel

GM attended an absolutely brutal marathon of an ANC meeting last night. The final gavel didn’t fall until about 10:30. As a result, GM didn’t have time for a finely crafted luxurious write up for today. But just to get the slighly more significant news out there, here are the highlights:

  • Q St. construction will begin in two weeks. Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout construction.
  • No ANC-wide single-sales-ban waiver will be adopted anytime soon.
  • Johnny Rockets will likely get approved to serve beer and wine, but mostly stay the same.

There’s more, but that’ll have to wait until tomorrow.

In the meantime, get a sneak preview of the new Georgetown Cupcake storefront after the jump: Continue reading

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Georgetown Cupcake to Take Over Starbucks Space

Georgetown Cupcake to Move to Old Starbucks Space
As reported by the Post yesterday, Georgetown Cupcake is planning on opening a larger sit down cupcakery on M St. GM heard through the grapevine that the actual space they’re moving to is the old Starbucks space at 3301 M St. The space has been empty for quite a while since it was flooded and then added to Starbucks downsizing plans.

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