The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by M.V. Jantzen.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • We might all have to pony up some dough if we ever want to see the waterfront completed.
  • It seems to be that time of the year when all those stores of Wisconsin Ave. start having those fake “going out of business” sales. As far as GM knows, only Commander Salamander is actually going out of business. Although last year Hardwear actually went out of business after throwing a going out of business sale, so who knows.
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  1. Carol Joynt

    There should be an ordinance or rule or something that says a store cannot post “going out of business” signs unless they are, in fact, true. Its a scam, first of all, unfair to consumers, and really looks bad on the street; as if the blocks of blight aren’t bad enough already.

  2. Alison Alten

    Amen, Carol. Can the BID discourage such signage? Or can the BID go into empty storefronts with displays for stores that are still open, or with pop-ups for the holiday season, or with art displays from local schools? Something tells me the owners of the stores on the stretch between O and P aren’t members of the BID…

  3. Walter

    They are slowly making progress on completing the last section of the Waterfront Park. They’ve actually started planting trees and shrubs.

    However, the recent election does not bode well for the National Park Service’s future budget. I am worried that if the NPS budget is cut, or even held level, there will not be enough money to operate and maintain the water feature. Then what?

    Maybe the water feature, the basic structure of which is already built but buried under dirt, ought to be mothballed until there are assurances there is enough money in the NPS budget to operate it.

  4. curious

    Does anyone have any ideas how to improve the “blocks of blight” along Wisconsin Avenue? It is a sad situation that needs serious consideration. Anyone, Anything?

  5. asuka

    @curious

    Sure – give great stores a reason to be in Georgetown instead of Mclean and Chevy Chase by transforming retail Georgetown from tourist trap and exurb magnet to a legitimate upscale shopping destination. You could also ask MPD to shut down the fronts and money laundering operations that occupy most of those stores.

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