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Healy Hall by Paul Frederickson.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Nathan’s old leather booths removed.
  • That new Moreso restaurant will be Turkish, and probably pronounced something like Mo-reh-so, not More-so as GM keeps saying in his head.

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Photo by Brownpau.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Philly Pizza not dead yet.
  • Puma and H&M possibly closing? Britt Swan’s deal for Nathan’s fell through? Lots of scuttlebutt here.
  • Columbia Heights shoe boutique moving to Georgetown.

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Dumbarton Oaks stairs by Amberture.

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Deal Near For Nathans Space?

Nathans by M.V. Jantzen.

Walking by the iconic Nathans building at M and Wisconsin recently you may have noticed that the large sign advertising the building’s availability has come down. GM emailed the agent, Josh Feldman, to see whether that meant a tenant was found. His response “[w]e are close to tenanting the building but I cannot comment past that. I am sure we would all like to see the corner achieve its potential.”

Could this mean we’ll finally bring some life back to the southeast corner of Georgetown’s crossroad? GM hopes so, but when informed about the news, a person very knowledgeable of the Georgetown commercial real estate market was very skeptical.  So don’t get too excited until we see some more evidence.

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2009 – A Georgetown Year in Review

2009 was the first full year of the Georgetown Metropolitan’s existence (except, of course, for it’s earlier existence as a genuine newspaper). While there were certainly some nights when GM has to stretch for content, overall Georgetown provided plenty of stories this year to fill these pages. So before we ring in 2010, GM wants to take one more look back at the year that was in Georgetown.

A Bad Apple Turned Good

2009 started off with a bang in Georgetown as Apple had four different designs rejected for its proposed store at 1220 Wisconsin Ave. While the decisions to reject the designs weren’t being made by “Georgetown,” there were howls of complaints from commentators who should know better lamenting about the monied-elite squashing their dreams of a District-based Apple Store.

The fact is that Apple simply made several bad decisions, perhaps out of pique, before they finally realized what they were up against. The first design was rejected based on the mild complaint that the wall of glass along the sidewalk was too monotonous:

Rather than actually address those concerns they went off the deep end and proposed these two successive designs, which may have their own merit but which are completely inappropriate for Georgetown:

Two designs later, Apple finally got a design approved by simply going back to the first design and making the glass wall slightly less monotonous. You know, like the Old Georgetown Board was asking for from the beginning. Continue reading

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Georgetown homes by Kevin H.

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G.U. in the snow by Bowena.

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