Georgetown Draws New Businesses
There are a slew of comings and goings announced for M Street and Wisconsin Avenue.
Georgetown's empty commercial spaces are filling up as retail brokers ink new deals with new businesses from Top Chef-run restaurants to Finnish furniture lines.
Monday, Top Chef's Mike Isabella announced that he will be opening a modern Mexican small plates restaurant, Bandolero, right in the heart of Georgetown.
Isabella's announcement also means that Hook, which has been closed since a June fire, will not reopen and Bandolero will fill its slot at 3241 M St.
Meanwhile, on Wisconsin Avenue, Edible Arrangements is opening a "flagship" location at 1600 Wisconsin Ave. (Wisconsin and Q Street), according to CityBiz Real Estate. The space has been empty since at least July 2010 when Patch started covering the neighborhood.
Though PAUL has hosted several events at its new Wisconsin Ave. location, the official opening date continues to be a moving target. The new, new date for the boulangerie to open its doors to the public is Monday, Nov. 21. In a press release sent Monday, a company spokesperson wrote "as you know in the restaurant world, delays can happen." PAUL will be at 1078 Wisconsin Ave.
Finally, farther north on Wisconsin Avenue, home furnishing and fashion accessory boutique Dalton Pratt is having its grand opening this week. The new store, owned by Caroline Dalton and Brittany Carlson, is located at 1742 Wisconsin Ave.