C & O Canal
Photo by Mike Maguire.
Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
- GM’s not certain but he believes these barges appearing by the Georgetown waterfront are for the Key Bridge rehab project.
- Top ten moments from last year, according to the BID.
Sad day for Georgetown preppies, young and old. The Lacoste store has closed. It was at its location on M St. just east of Wisconsin for over twelve years, which is not a bad run, really.
If you’re GM’s age, you probably still think of Lacoste shirts as “Izods”, the company that made them in the 1970s and 80s (Rob Lowe is probably wearing an Izod in the picture above). They were so popular in the 80s that by the time the 90s rolled around, they were considered comically gauche, like a Member’s Only jacket or Jams. It wasn’t until after 2000 when Lacoste started making the shirts under their own name that they re-entered the fashion world.
This also led to the unfortunate return of the “popped collar” fad of about ten years ago. It was one thing for the first wave preppies of the 70s and 80s to do it, but to copy such an obnoxious look is doubly irritating to anyone with a remote sense of good taste.
Thankfully that trend died out. Nonetheless, unfunny people still use popped collars as a go-to insult when aiming to criticize Georgetowners for something. It’s tiresome.
So, see you later alligator…
Just before the New Year, the Washington Post published an article arguing that Georgetown’s restaurant scene was looking up. The writer went so far as to predict that “you” would be eating there next year. Since the “you” in question is a Washington Post audience that loves to hate Georgetown, this was quite the prediction.
The article mentions several points that others have argued before. Firstly, that a Republican White House means more young Republican staffers, staffers who like fratty and preppy places like Georgetown’s Smith Point. (This would seem to count against the prediction that the “you” would want to come to Georgetown since it would mean joining these Trents, Chets, and Chads). But beyond that, the article argues that the end of the liquor license moratorium has contributed to a flow of new restaurants from respect Continue reading