The Nike store is coming to 3040 M St. where Barnes and Noble once stood.
Nike will go before the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission and the Old Georgetown Board (OGB) the first week of April for review of planned storefront alterations and a new sign scheme. The retailer is opening its first D.C. location later this year in the space at 3040 M St. previously occupied by Barnes and Noble. Nike has several factory stores in both Maryland and Virginia, but no NIKE or NIKETOWN stores. In January, the Washington Post reported that Nike representatives had met with D.C. officials and expressed an interest in expanding in the D.C. region during a retail convention in Las Vega nearly a year ago.
A sense of victory, a sense of loss since bookseller left Georgetown.
When Barnes and Noble came to Georgetown in 1995, the future of locally owned bookstores was uncertain, but after the major chain bookstore closed its doors on New Year's Eve weekend, Philip Levy simply stated, "We won." "Don't mess with us," said Levy, the owner of Bridge Street Books. "We are a serious bookstore. The way they used to be." Levy has owned and operated Bridge Street Books for more than 30 years. He said his initial reaction when hearing Barnes and Noble was coming to town was naïve. "At first I thought, 'Hey, they will bring more book sellings to Georgetown. They will be good for business.' Barnes and Noble cost us 20 percent off the top, but we held our own." In an effort to compete with Barnes and Noble, Levy said his …
Rumor has it, the Barnes and Noble on M Street will be closing after losing its lease.