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Marvelous Market Owner Considers Revamp For Georgetown Shop

Find out what changes are being considered and share your own ideas.

Georgetown's Marvelous Market remains the last of the regional franchise. (Patch file photo)
Georgetown's Marvelous Market remains the last of the regional franchise. (Patch file photo)
Marvelous Market at Wisconsin Avenue and P Street stands as the last of the market's regional locations after the Dupont store closed in December. 

And now, Thompson Hospitality, the owner of the Georgetown shop and 14 other's throughout the country, is considering ways to improve upon what's left, a Washingtonian Magazine article said. 

Warren M. Thompson, president of Thompson Hospitality, told the Washingtonian that he is considering a liquor license, changes to the menu, a wine garden and partnership with a "local restaurateur." 

Read the full article here

According to previous Patch articles, Georgetown residents petitioned for the landlords of the Marvelous Market location to reopen their popular Neam's Market in 2012, but that idea was a bust when the Neam family said they had no interest. 

Topher Matthews wrote in his blog, The Georgetown Metropolitan, that he would like to see a change at Marvelous Market, but "a retread is probably not what this space needs," he said, referring to the mentioned menu changes. 

A new operator could be the key, Matthews said, touting the idea of converting the space into a farmer's market with butcher meats. 

"No matter what they do, it’s critical that the store preserve and enhance its gathering-place character," he said. 

Read his full post here

What would you like to see done with Marvelous Market? Please tell us in the comments. 

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