A reader gave GM a tip that a new cocktail car appears to be taking over the former Unum space at 2917 M St. The new bar is named L’Annexe.
This would suggest that it’s an “annex” of another space, like possibly the vacant space next door, the former Maxime restaurant (and former, former Guards restaurant). But that space doesn’t look like it’s about to open soon.
There’s almost nothing on the internet about L’Annexe, but the tipster did find a job listing for the bar describing it:
L’annexe A hip New Cocktail And Small Plates restaurant in Georgetown is hiring all Kitchen Staff-Prep Cooks-Line Cooks hotline and cold line.-DishWashersApplicants Should have 1-2 years experience minimumSelf-motivated, team Focused, Organized, with a willingness to learn and grow.
Part time and Full time Available.
We’ll see how it shapes up!
This location is close to GM’s heart. It is where Geppetto’s Pizza used to be. GM ate there when he visited DC in the 80s, and it remains the best pizza in his memory. Here he is in a “now and then mash up”; he’s the one with the green pants: