Photo by Chris DiGiamo.
Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
- Popular former Georgetown librarian moves out to Virginia.
- WaPo gives a thumbs up to the National Pinball Museum.
Last week, GM bid 2009 adieu and labeled it a bit of a transitional year for Georgetown. Why transitional? Well, many places went (or stayed) dark last year. 2010 will be the year when a lot of lights get turned back on.
Below are just a few of the closed establishments that will open their doors in 2010:
Safeway – Target Date May 2010
It’s hard to believe that it’s been eight months since Social Safeway closed down. But according to the recently amended schedule, the new and improved Safeway will open its doors May.
Don’t expect the new Safeway to look like the old one, just closer to Wisconsin. No, the new Safeway is part of the chain’s overall rebranding effort to stake out a place closer to Whole Foods in the grocery spectrum. If you want a peek at what it will look like, stop by the City Vista Safeway by the Convention Center sometime.
GM will just be thrilled not to have to hike out to the Palisades anymore.
Apple Store – Target Date May 2010
A year ago this month, the whole city was lamenting the failure of Apple to obtain approval of its designs for a new store on Wisconsin Ave. A year later, the designs are approved and construction well on its way. Or rather, deconstruction well on its way. The old French Connection building is gone. Supposedly the new building will be constructed between now and May.
While Safeway is supposed to open in May as well, GM’s predicting that Apple will make a bigger initial splash. Continue reading
ANC2E’s February meeting is scheduled for next Monday (yes, Monday not Tuesday) February 2nd. In addition to the new day, they are moving locations as well. They will now meet in the Georgetown Visitation’s Dance Studio, which is “the building with the large windows at the east end of the first parking lot.”
Besides the obvious excitement that will come from a new time and a new place, the agenda is a doozy. Bring the popcorn and find out why after the jump: