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1300 block of 31st St.

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Call Your Mother Issued C of O

The last formal regulatory obstacle to Call Your Mother opening was crossed Tuesday when the restaurant received a Certificate of Occupancy for their Georgetown location. They are now permitted to open asap, although they have not yet announced when exactly they will open.

Some immediate neighbors will no doubt bemoan the restaurant opening (although nobody should give them grief if they nonetheless partake; if they are to bear to cost of living next door, who could begrudge them from enjoying the benefit?) But many more will cheer their long-delayed arrival. Things are grim around Georgetown these days. A perfect bagel from a day-glo storefront should help out a smidge.

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1200 block of 34th St.

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Georgetown Time Machine: Rosslyn View

This week for Georgetown Time Machine, GM is returning to the fabulous aerial photos from the National Archives. Today’s is a lot like some of the others from recent weeks, but the angle allows for a few more interesting discoveries.

This one is slightly earlier than the other ones, having been taken in 1927. One immediately obvious difference is that the aqueduct bridge was still somewhat passable, even though the Key Bridge was already built:

Of course, this photo also gives a great snapshot of what the waterfront looked like at the time: Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by David.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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3200 block of O St.

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The Scooters Have Learned to Swim

GM noticed an unusual sight at the Potomac last week: It looked like one of the electric scooters had learned to swim.

Actually that’s not what it is. It appears to be an electric powered personal hydrofoil, which is even more ridiculous. It can be yours for a mere $12,000. Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Matt Kiefer.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • GU to welcome back as many as 2,000 students this fall.
  • John Rosselli antiques closed sadly. It was one of the more attractive storefronts in town.

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The Georgetown Metropolis

Georgetown Waterfront Park

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Better Than Nothing

DC’s response to the need to provide safer walking and biking space in light of the COVID crisis has been absolutely anemic. When other cities from Paris to Oakland have taken dramatic action to restrict automobile traffic on streets to let humans not in cars more safely use them, DC has done little. It made the weekend Beech Dr. closures permanent (for now), lowered the speed limit (with no policies that will actually increase observation of it), and rolled out a weak “slow streets” initiative.

Other than the speed limit change on most roads (it’s now 20 mph not 25 mph) none of these have even touched Georgetown. But there’s a chance the last one will. It’s better than nothing, but it’s still not great. Continue reading

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