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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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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Dumbarton Oaks

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West Heating Plant Design Wins CFA Approval

Last Thursday, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) approved the concept for the redevelopment of the West Heating Plant. While this is not the final hurdle for the project (far from it), it is a major hurdle to clear and the likelihood of the project going forward has increased significantly.

The concept approved by the CFA was actually the one most recently¬†rejected by the Old Georgetown Board (OGB). While it is often considered to have the final word, the OGB is merely a sub-organ of the CFA and can only make recommendations to the senior body. Most of the time those recommendations are rubber stamped (hence the perception), but sometimes they’re not. That’s what happened here. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Bill Starrels.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Cafe Milano installs frosted glass to hide its VIPs.
  • Despite the cooler weather, there were still big crowds for last night’s concert in the park. Make sure to come out for the June 18th concert in Volta Park!

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House of Sweden

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