Can a New Sausage Shop Survive at the Old Griffin Market?
Jamie Stachowski's new butcher shop is scheduled to open soon.
Let's call this a modern spin on community planning—Patch's version of a charette, a digital drawing board where all ideas are on the table.
Each week we'll present a new vacant building and ask you to tell us what you think would be the best use. Forget what zone it's in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules and all the other zoning jargon that puts people most to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community?
Last week, several of our readers suggested a newsstand or a coffee shop should replace Morso on M Street. Two weeks ago, others weighed in on what should fill the storefront of the former's Furin's of Georgetown.
This week, we're turning our attention to the spot that once housed Griffin Market, located at 1425 28th St. near Rose Park. The Griffin Market owners closed the shop last February and last fall, Patch reported that Jamie Stachowski of Stachowski Brand Charcuterie signed a 10-month lease for the property.
Five months later, the shop is still closed, but a sign on the window indicates Stachowski may be opening the store later this month. Can the new butcher shop survive in this residential corner of Georgetown? Would you prefer to see another vendor occupy the space?
Let us know in the comments section.