This week for Not So Long Ago, GM goes back to Book Hill.
Starting from right to left: today these storefronts hold the new restaurant Bookhill Bistro, Manny and Olga’s Pizza, and Sassanova. In 1993 these spaces were occupied respectively by Pad Thai Restaurant, Maison de la Rose, and Georgetown Kids.
Pad Thai was, obviously, a Thai restaurant. By 2004, at least, the restaurant was replaced with the Antique Print Gallery. Soon thereafter, the space became District Fine Arts, which itself closed in 2009. After a length vacancy, the Book Hill Bistro opened up shop. GM’s been by, it’s a cozy little space, but the menu is a bit limited and too pricey. He hopes they can adjust into a nice neighborhood joint soon.
Maison de la Rose appears to have been a flower shop, however GM was unable to find any information about it. By 2004 the pizza chain Manny and Olga’s of the deliver-very-late promise moved in. They’ve been there ever since.
Georgetown Kids appears to have been a children’s clothing store. Looks like it was a great place to stock up on Oshkosh-B’Gosh. GM’s not sure when Sassanova moved in, but they were definitely there by 2004.