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3400 block of Volta Place

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Volta Park Pool Looking Ready for Summer

For months now, construction at the Volta Park recreation center has left in doubt the question of whether the facilities would be ready for the pool season, which starts this weekend.

Well, as of Sunday the fences are down and the pool is already full of water. GM didn’t receive verification, but it sure looks ready to go. Continue reading

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3200 block of O St.

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Starbucks to Take Over Cellar Door Building

DC Urban Turf is reporting that a new tenant has been found for the historic Cellar Door building at 34th and M St.: Starbucks.

This will return Georgetown’s Starbucks total back up to four, which is where it stood until 2008. That year the Starbucks that once stood at 33rd and M St. was closed after a flood. After remaining closed for months the store was officially shut down as part of widespread store closures by the company.

That former space became the second location for Georgetown Cupcake. Ironically, GM has long believed that the cupcakery should have moved into the Cellar Door building instead. It’s a much less ugly building than the 1960s building they currently occupy. Plus it has much more interior space so more of the tourists would actually be able to get a seat. Continue reading

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Dumbarton Oaks

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