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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 on M Street. Two weeks ago, others weighed in on what should fill the storefront of the former's .

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 and last fall, Patch reported that Jamie Stachowski of Stachowski Brand Charcuterie signed a .

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.

Barca fan February 23, 2012 at 04:43 AM
Can't see how it will work. If Laura and Riccardo could make it work with a full range of good wine and food, not sure if a sausage/meat guy can do so. Rooting for him though (and will stop by to check it out.)

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