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Georgetown Time Machine: Emrich Beef

This week on Georgetown Time Machine, GM has a fascinating interior shot from the Historical Society of Washington, DC. It is of the Emrich Beef Company Store.

The photo says it is located between 1306 and 1312 32nd St. That’s not where it would seem by today’s map. (Actually there is no 1300 block of 32nd St. today). The photo is from 1894, during the brief period that the street we now call Wisconsin Ave. was called 32nd St. (it was called High Street before that). This particular address is now the location of the Georgetown Inn (a building from the middle 20th century).

Here is another photo from the collection:

As you can see, the store sold far more than just meat. It appears to sell a variety of dry goods and produce as well. This was the main location of the store, but it had a couple branch locations too: Continue reading

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Photo by Ian Stedman.

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The Georgetown Metropolis

1600 block of 31st St.

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Please, God, Please Stop With the F%^*&N Banks

Georgetown continues to get inundated with extremely unwanted banks. After Chase announced three goddam locations in Georgetown, now United Bank is opening a third one itself.

Specifically, as reported by WBJ, United Bank is opening in part of the space that was most recently a Barney’s Coop at 3030 M St. This is on top of the location at the foot of Wisconsin Ave. and K St. (the former Bank of Georgetown flagship) and the location by the Safeway (which was formerly a Cardinal Bank).

PLEASE STOP WITH THIS S&^T BANKS! NOBODY WANTS YOU DESTROYING RETAIL STRIPS WITH YOUR VACUOUS PRESENCE! Continue reading

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1400 block of 33rd St.

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Could Wisconsin Ave. Be An Open Street?

This past Sunday, DC held its first ever Open Streets event along Georgia Ave. from Howard University to Petworth. For the event, the city completely closed the road to cars from 10 am to 2 pm. Even the cross streets were car free. For those few hours, you could walk three miles along Georgia Ave.–enjoying dozens and dozens of tents, vendors, and events–and not once have to look over your shoulder for a car. It was a wonderful experiment for how a city can be when you take cars out of the equation. Continue reading

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