Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The men's store will take over the former Govinda Gallery location.
H.L. Poling & Sons, a men's haberdashery, hopes to open very near the Georgetown University campus at 1227 34th St., NW in Spring 2013, according to the new store's website. The space was formerly home to Govinda Gallery. The company's Twitter account description describes H.L. Poling & Sons as, "Georgetown's newest men's haberdashery, opening February, 2013. Old Ivy for Modern Times." According to a company description listed on their Vimeo page, the Georgetown location is the Drew Poling's "continuation" of his grandfather H.L. Polings' store, which opened in 1910 in Ottumwa, IA. The company describes its new incarnation as: "Deeply inspired by the old 'campus shops' that used to exist in nearly every college town across America and will…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
M&T Bank opened a Georgetown branch at 1420 Wisconsin Ave.
Another bank has opened in Georgetown; M&T Bank now occupies the space once home to Commander Salamander at 1420 Wisconsin Ave., NW. “This is a convenient location that will help us to serve existing customers and attract new customers," said Steve Heine, M&T Bank’s greater Washington market manager, in a press release. The new bank at 1420 Wisconsin Ave. is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It has a night depository and an ATM. In addition to more traditional banking services, the Georgetown location offers wealth management services provided by Wilmington Trust, an M&T Bank affiliate, according to the release. A bank might not be exactly what most …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Georgetown Park Mall has yet to announce any new tenants.
The Georgetown Park Mall continues to generate interest among larger retailers, but Vornado Realty Trust has yet to announce any new tenants. Rumored potential tenants include Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, T.J. Maxx and Michaels, according to The Washington Post. Bloomingdale's had previously expressed interest in opening a "Soho Concept" store in Georgetown prior to the mall's public auction several years ago that brought in Vornado Realty Trust and Angelo, Gordon & Co. Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans told The Post that Bloomingdale's would not require a tax incentive to come to Georgetown. “They were excited about going to Georgetown Park and didn’t need TIF money,” Evans told the Post. Most of the shops on the mall's interior have been …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The blowout-only salon chain is coming to Georgetown and Bethesda this fall.
Drybar is coming to 1825 Wisconsin Ave. in Georgetown this fall, according to Washingtonian, meaning ladies will never have an excuse for a bad hair day again. Drybar offers blowouts for rates starting at $40, less than the typical Georgetown salon, which generally start at $55. The salon will be in the new building under construction next to the Safeway, sitting between the future Noodles & Company (1815 Wisconsin Ave.) and the grocery store (1855 Wisconsin Ave.). "Drybar is a 'blow dry bar' concept created around a very simple idea: No cuts. No color. Just blowouts," according to the salon chain's Facebook page. With 15 current locations, two on the way in the near future and two more coming soon to the D.C. area this fall (Georgetown …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Last week Georgetown Tobacco got back into the hat business.
The local tobacconist is as mad as a hatter. Georgetown Tobacco (3144 M St.) has resumed its sale of luxury men's hats and now, the store owner believes, he is the only such hat provider in Georgetown. David Berkebile, who first opened the store 46 years ago, used to sell hats in the 1990s along with the shop's usual collection of cigars, tobacco pipes and various odds and ends like cuff links and Venetian masks. He used to sell "all the better hats in the world" including models made in Italy and the United States. He sold about 100 hats a year, ranging in price from $90 to $2,000 for handmade hats, but abandoned the business five years ago. Now, following the closing of a The Hattery in Georgetown Park and Proper Topper's Georgetown …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The stone manufacturer has a new space at 1111 34th St. NW
Richmond, Va.-based stone manufacturer Charles Luck now has a Georgetown store. The "high style stone manufacturer" now has a new showroom at 1111 34th St. NW, according to an email from the company. “This location will be Charles Luck's first metro storefront and is intended to move the brand physically closer to the design community and metropolitan customers,” Anderson McNeill, president of Charles Luck Stone Centers, told the Washington Business Journal.
Monday, June 4, 2012
The new pie shop helped raise $4,000 for charity during Taste of Georgetown
Shut Your Pie Hole, a new pie shop coming to Georgetown, debuted this weekend at the Taste of Georgetown and donated its proceeds charity. Shut Your Pie Hole hopes to return a family legacy to Georgetown just shy of 125 years since the first Copperthite pies were sold there. The new business is the reincarnation of a very old family business. The Copperthite family first started making pies in Georgetown in 1885 and in 1887 became the H. Copperthite Pie Baking Company. Henry Clayton Copperthite's family business baked pies at 1407 32nd St. NW and soon expanded its pie empire throughout the District and beyond. Descendants of the original Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Co. are hoping to open a pie shop in Georgetown once again. Mike …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The retailer will move into 1267 Wisconsin Ave., the former location of GapKids
Jonathan Adler will open his Georgetown store at 1267 Wisconsin Ave. on July 6, according to a Facebook post from BrandLinkDC the store's D.C. communications team. The home decor and furniture store will replace GapKids at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and N Street. Though Patch and other outlets previously reported a possible May opening, the store will not open until July. Instead, on May 22 Adler spoke at the Corcoran Gallery of Art to promote his new store. Adler is a potter by trade who has since developed his own design dynasty. The Corcoran's event notice offers this description of Adler: Iconic designer Jonathan Adler, known for impeccable craftsmanship and colorful sense of optimism, launched his first ceramic collection at …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Han and Deborah Kim will open their confection shop on Wisconsin Avenue
Macaron Bee opens Saturday at 1669 Wisconsin Ave. The small shop on Bookhill will sell macarons, confectioneries made of sweet meringue. Owners Han and Deborah Kim met at the Culinary Institute of America in New York and moved to the D.C. just under two years ago. The Macaron Bee had its Georgetown debutante moment at a January Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting when the owners' initial concept of serving the colorful treats out a folding front window brought on a 40-minute debate. They ultimately nixed the window idea. The small space will be no more than 200 square feet and will offer no seating; just a long display case, brimming with colorful hand-made macarons. When asked in February about the name for their new store, Deborah …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The join Chase and LivingSocial contest will award 12 grants of $250,000 to small businesses.
Fleurir Chocolates needs your vote to be in the running for a $250,000 small buiness grant from Chase and LivingSocial. The P Street chocolate shop posted to Facebook about the Mission:Small Business contest, saying they could use the funds to expand, "and, therefore, get one step closer to world domination." (Joking of course). According to the contest website, "The awarded Grants will be $250,000 each and are intended to help up to 12 small businesses grow by expanding, upgrading equipment, or improving a product or service." Businesses are listed by state, but can also be searched by name. To vote, you have to log into the contest via Facebook and then "like" as many small businesses as you want. To be considered for a grant each …