While your belt may still be a few notches too tight from Thanksgiving, the ANC will still be back and open for business next Monday night. The agenda was released yesterday, and while it’s not quite the cornucopia that last month’s was, it’s still got some interesting topics.
Georgetown Theater Sign
Apparently there is an application pending with the Old Georgetown Board regarding the, well, old Georgetown Theater neon sign. Hopefully it means that the owners, the Heon family, are planning on restoring the iconic sign to its former glory. As reported here, the building was put up for sale this summer. GM wonders where this application fits into that plan.
High Noon for Philadelphia Pizza
As laid out in an opening argument in September, the ANC and neighbor’s approach to the troublesome Philadelphia Pizza. Essentially the approach is to demonstrate that the restaurant is violating the zoning regulations since they’re registered as a sit down restaurant yet the majority of their business is take-out or delivery.
The DCRA has already revoked the restaurant’s license; however, the BZA stayed that order until a hearing in January.
The Cupcake Bubble Inflates a Little More
Georgetown is ground zero for DC’s cupcake bubble. With old standby Baked and Wired and national phenomenon Georgetown Cupcake, it would seem that the village is full up of frosting and sprinkles.
That theory is about to get tested. National cupcake chain Sprinkles is moving into town. They’re taking over 3015 M St. (which used to be Mon Cheri Cafe) next to Paper Source and Fino restaurant.