Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tari at 1525 Wisconsin Avenue has until August 31 to bring an almost-finished rear addition into compliance.
Tari, a consignment boutique on at 1525 Wisconsin Ave., has until August 31 to resolve zoning and Commission on Fine Arts problems with a new two story rear addition that has already been built. Otherwise, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) will revoke the permit, which the agency has since determined was issued in error. Tuesday the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) met to discuss an appeal by neighbors to that erroneously-granted permit, but decided to delay a hearing until September 25 in consideration of the DCRA August 31 deadline. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Georgetown Patch by signing up for newsletters here. Sara Mokhtari, the owner of Tari, first received permit approval in early 2011 to …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Canadian business John Fleuvog Shoes will take over the Georgetown Fine Jewelry space at 1265 Wisconsin Ave.
Another Wisconsin Avenue storefront snags a tenant: John Fleuvog Shoes will move into 1265 Wisconsin Ave, according to the Washington Business Journal. The Canadian shoe store will sit next to another soon-to-be Georgetown store, Jonathan Adler furniture. Fleuvog Shoes will take over the space that was once occupied by Georgetown Fine Jewelry, making Georgetown the company's ninth store in the U.S. They also have six in Canada. The opening date has not been set, according to the Washington Business Journal.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Luigi Parasmo toasted his new business at 1510 Wisconsin Ave. local notables like ABC 7's Alison Starling and her fiance NBC New's Peter Alexander
The newest Georgetown salon opened Tuesday, but owner Luigi Parasmo and his salon partner Javier Calvo toasted their new venture Monday with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from Neyla. Luigi Parasmo Salon is now open at 1510 Wisconsin Ave. Parasmo is no stranger to Georgetown, having previously worked at the Watergate, Erwin Gomez Salon and Toka Salon. Check out photos from last night's gathering.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Top Chef's Chef Spike Mendelsohn hopes to open the M Street location of his popular burger joint by December.
It's official: Good Stuff Eatery is coming to 3291 M St., replacing Crepe Amour and Georgetown Wing Co. Good Stuff, a burger restaurant by Top Chef Spike Mendelsohn, has a Capitol Hill location and will open its second location in Crystal City this spring. "We plan on beginning construction this June and opening in December. The space is very similar to the set up in our current Capitol Hill location," said Jordyn Lazar, a spokesperon for Good Stuff. "We're excited to make the move into the Georgetown neighborhood!" Patch first reported that Good Stuff would be coming to Georgetown last July, but since then Mendelsohn has been mum on where exactly his new home would be. In January, Lazar told Patch the reason for all the secrecy: the …
Monday, March 19, 2012
The home decor and furniture store will open at 1267 Wisconsin Ave., the former location of GapKids.
Jonathan Adler's Georgetown store will open May 22 at 1267 Wisconsin Ave., NW. The home decor and furniture store has 15 U.S. stores, with at least three more (including Georgetown) opening this spring, and one store in the United Kingdom, according to the company website. H/T to Curbed DC for reporting the May opening.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
A new 'co-working' space in the Foundry Building offers desks by the hour or the day and offices for a month or more.
When the WiFi at Starbucks—not to mention the whurring espresso machine— makes working on the road or "from home" a non-starter, shared workspaces are filling the need for a flexible and profession office alternative. A new co-working office in the Foundry Building on 30th Street offers shared common workspaces as well as traditional private office spaces. Carr Workplaces' Georgetown location is the company's first to offer common workspaces alongside more conventional offices. Carr, founded in 2003 and headquartered in D.C., has six other properties in the District, eight more in Maryland and Virginia, and provides offices to some 1,400 clients in the metro D.C. area. Shared work spaces or co-working offices have grown in popularity in …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The convenience store plans to expand into the former P Street Pictures space at 2619 P St., NW.
Neighbors offered their support for 7-Eleven's proposed expansion into 2619 P St. during the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting Monday. After going back to the drawing board in November, the 24-hour convenience store came up with a design scheme and plan that the community was able to get behind. Among the changes to address neighbors' concerns, 7-Eleven agreed to keep the primary entrance for the shop on P Street, rather than have the entrance be at the corner of 27th and P Streets. That corner will have an ADA compliant entrance to allow access for those who cannot easily use the P Street entrance because of a step at the door. Neighbors asked that the ADA door be locked at all times and opened with a buzzer should …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting for March was held Monday, Feb. 27.
While the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission spent much of its time on proposed food truck regulations and updated plans for Tudor place, commissioners also considered new traffic-related proposals and several development items. Check back later today for stories on Tudor Place and food trucks. Traffic Control for M Street Commissioner Bill Starrels, with support from fellow commissioners, requested that the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) consider additional traffic management measures on M Street at Wisconsin Avenue and at the Key Bridge during peak traffic. If DDOT has the funds, Starrels asked that the agency consider sending traffic control officers to both intersections for the weekend afternoons and evening …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Unum, the newest addition to the Georgetown dining scene, opened at 2917 M St. in late January.
Unum, which opened in the former home of Mendocino Grille, features new American cuisine by Chef Phillip Blane, former sous chef at Equinox. The newest restaurant in Georgetown quickly received reviews from critics at The Washington Post and Washingtonian, among others. So what did the critics have to say? Tom Sietsma, The Washington Post's restaurant king-maker, declared that the latest M Street addition is "all over the map" in a good way. Sietsma focused on Blane's ability to take something standard and make it pop. A roast chicken was "succulent" and had "jolts of sass." He said one of his favorite items on the menu was vegetarian, "gnocchi flavored with rosemary and tossed with sauteed Brussels sprout leaves, butternut squash and …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Owner Mino Sarano wanted a more creative design for his new restaurant's sign.
A restaurant's effort to expand into a second location on M Street is hitting a roadblock from a board that oversees design in the Georgetown historic district. Since Mino Sarano, owner of Café Tu O Tu, decided to expand his restaurant with Cafe Tu-o-Tu Express at 3421 M St., he has met resistance from the Old Georgetown Board (OGB). His goal is to create his own sign design for his restaurant. “The signs I have to put up, they won’t allow,” said Sarano. “It can only be a basic design. You cannot be really creative.” The OGB, part of the U.S Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), oversees design review of projects in Georgetown and has strict guidelines for commercial venues’ approaches to expanding businesses. “The purpose is to preserve the …