Last week GM reported on the high vacancy rate of Wisconsin Ave. That obviously hasn’t changed much in a couple days! But he does have some additional relevant information you’ll probably want to see.
The first is that the space that once held Paolo’s is being split back into two. As GM has mentioned before, the historic Little Tavern part of the building was separate into the 90s, when it was merged with Paolo’s (which had opened in the 80s). The two spaces are now being offered for lease separately (and GM hears the original Paolo’s part may already be leased to a new restaurant). So the historic Little Tavern building is being offered as a stand-alone space. Here’s your chance to restart a historic hamburger chain!
Up the street at 1424 Wisconsin Ave., GM can report that work continues on building out the promised 24-hour diner. GM hadn’t noticed any work there is a while, and his original skepticism appeared justified, particularly as the announced “Summer 2018” opening date slipped by. But it does not appear to be a dead project. Plenty of work still remains, so GM is not expected an imminent opening. Winter 2018 seems more likely. We’ll see. Continue reading
Photo by Laura Tomas Avellana.
Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
- Herman Hollerith’s mansion is for sale for $19 million.
- GM hears Hertz and Avis now are renting cars from the Georgetown Park mall. Nice convenience!
This Sunday, there will be a gathering at Volta Park at 5:30 pm to dedicate a bench to the memory of Betsy Cooley.
Betsy was a rock for the Georgetown community. Serving as Executive Director of CAG for 13 years, she was an ever present face at community gatherings. Her laugh was infectious and her style impeccable. And GM still can’t believe she’s gone.
Please come out and join us to remember Betsy and share some memories.