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Georgetown waterfront park
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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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C & O Canal

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Fancy Chocolate Shop Coming to Wisconsin Ave.

A new fancy chocolate shop is coming to 1332 Wisconsin Ave. It’s called Petite Soeur, which is French for “little sister”. If the French name didn’t make it sound fancy enough, the proprietor, Ashley Pearson, was the head chocolatier at Per Se in New York.

The shop’s specialty will be small, beautifully crafted bonbons.

Hopefully this shop will break the string of relatively short-lived sweet shops that have occupied this space. After Originals closed around 2010, a froyo shop opened (which cycled through a couple names). After it closed a few years later, Beard Papa’s (a creampuff shop) opened. It too only lasted a few years. Then most recently the Cookie Dough Jar shop opened and closed after a few years.

Bonne chance!

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Good morning Georgetown! Sorry for the long August break! Here are some of the stories GM missed:

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3300 block of P St.

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Seven Georgetowns: Lower Georgetown

GM is continuing to re-run his Seven Georgetowns series. Today, it’s lower Georgetown:

This week for GM’s series “Seven Georgetowns” GM is exploring the most overlooked corner of Georgetown: lower Georgetown.

As a quick reminder, this series is about demonstrating how Georgetown is really made up of seven distinct sub-neighborhoods that each could stand on their own as a neighborhood even if they weren’t surrounded by the other six sevenths of Georgetown.

When GM says that lower Georgetown is overlooked, what he means is that to people who live north of M St., it is a bit of a mystery. We know people live there, but they seem separate and apart from the rest of Georgetown. This, in fact, is a complaint GM has heard multiple times from residents of lower Georgetown.

And to be fair, it really is quite different from the rest of Georgetown. While there are a small handful of small rowhouses–which look much like small rowhouses north of M St.–the vast majority of households south of M St. are in apartment buildings. These range from modestly priced to some of the most expensive properties in DC.

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The Morning Metropolitan

Left behind: 1 small shoe
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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • The seemingly endless construction at K and Wisconsin is about keeping our rivers clean.
  • Programming note: After today, GM is going to sign off for an August break. See you in September!

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Georgetown University

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Georgetown Time Machine: There She Is

This week for Georgetown Time Machine, GM is visiting a young Georgetown woman who was world famous in her youth, yet has largely fallen from common knowledge. She’s Margaret Gorman, and she was the first Miss America.

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Finding shade …
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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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