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What Should Take Furin's Place in Georgetown?

This local luncheonette and bakery shut its doors months ago. What would you like to see there?

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?

We launch this new weekly series by featuring the now vacant building at 2805 M St. NW, the former home of .

Owner Bernie Furin decided to close the store last July after 27 years in Georgetown. Over the years, the restaurant had grown into a beloved local spot, but the challenging economy proved too much for this small business. The Washington Post, The Georgetown Metropolitan and even Karl Rove mourned the neighborhood's loss.

Nearly six months later and the storefront is still vacant. What would you like to see go in there?

Margaret Shepard January 25, 2012 at 05:21 PM
I think it should be another breakfast place - Furin's is sorely missed in the neighborhood!
Shaun Courtney January 25, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Thanks for your comment, Margaret! It looks like everyone misses having a casual place to grab coffee and breakfast on a lazy weekend morning.
Chris January 26, 2012 at 03:21 PM
The new place should have the exact same menu as Furin's and it should be called Furin's.
Dawn January 27, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Furin's has left a hole in many of our hearts (and stomachs). I know the owner's son Chris has continued the bakery side of things and makes absolutely amazing custom cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Check out his website: www.cakesbychrisfurin.com
Cecile Warnock May 10, 2013 at 04:29 PM
PLEASE NO DUNKIN DONUTS!!!

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