Updates to Aren’t They Building…

Photo by M.V. Jantzen.

Up at the top of this page, you’ll see a link to a page that GM tries to keep relatively up to date: Aren’t They Building…

GM doesn’t always do a great job keeping it right up to date, so he occasionally has to clean it up. Like today. So with that, here’s are some changes:

What GM had:

Serendipity 3
-No announced date
-GM prediction: Summer 2010Fall 2010

What’s new:

Obviously they didn’t hit the fall 2010 mark. In GM’s defense, there’s been about zero reliable information about this project and it seems like it’s plagued with delays.

What GM had:

Sprinkles Cupcakes
-No announced date
-GM prediction: Summer 2010fall 2010

What’s new:

Like Serendipity 3, this one is taking a bit longer than GM thought. They seemed to get hung up for a while and only really got going with construction in late fall. They now say they’ll be open in February.

What GM had:

Paul Bakery
-November 2010

What’s New:

Another project that seems to be moving at a glacial pace. There’s an architect’s sign on the building now, so maybe we’ll start seeing progress soon.

Some New Projects to Add:


No word about when this will open, so GM will just throw out a wild guess: June 2011.

Calvin Klein Underwear:

They’re still in design review and have proposed some dramatic changes (it’s the building that was the Body Shop). So GM is guessing fall 2011 at the earliest.

All Saints:

They’re going in where Club Monaco was. They are also under design review, but they don’t seem to be proposing as dramatic a change as Calvin Klein (it will look really different–with sewing machines in all the windows–but structurally it’s all pretty much the same). So GM will say August 2011.

Boutique Hotel on 31st St.:

This one has been on the drawing board for a while, and GM should have already added it. According to recent word, it is looking like it won’t be done until late 2012.

Anything GM missed?



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7 responses to “Updates to Aren’t They Building…

  1. Serendipity and Sprnkles.
    Ice Cream and Cupcakes.
    We can wait.
    We can do without.

    Bring back Nathans.

  2. Downtown Dave

    The new Billy Reid store at 3219 M Street NW — it should open summer/fall 2011.

  3. james

    Intetnational House of Pong?

  4. T

    I saw in through an open window in Serendipity this week, and there are tables and chairs already set up inside, and there’s a giant Tiffany lamp hanging from the ceiling in the main room. Given how the interior looked, I’d be surprised if it didn’t open this month.

  5. GM

    @Downtown Dave: Isn’t that where Camper is? Are they closing already? (Although it barely looks like they ever moved in in the first place).

    @James: You’re right, forgot about them. Also forgot about the restaurant from Hu’s Wear and Bill’s Burger, which is supposed to go into the old Cellar Door space (but I have not seen any sign of progress there).

    @T: Last I heard, inner turmoil is pushing the opening back to at least February.

  6. Downtown Dave

    Oops — I meant that Billy Reid is going into 3213 M Street NW — it is currently the Riccardi space…

  7. gtown

    On the 7th you posted a link saying that Sprinkles is opening in February 2011. (https://georgetownmetropolitan.com/2011/01/07/the-morning-metropolitan-392/)

    But in this post, also on the 7th, you state: “no date announced”.

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