Friendship Heights will be home to the first DSW store in the District of Columbia at 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Comer & Co. will open a Georgetown shop this summer in the former Sixteen Fifty Nine location.
The antique store, Comer & Co. is coming to Georgetown and will occupy the space once held by Sixteen Fifty Nine. Comer & Co. offers "a fresh eclectic mix of furniture and art ranging from eighteenth century English and continental furniture up to mid-century modern. The emphasis is antiques for the way we live today,” explains Fred Comer, owner of Comer & Co. Comer and his partner Mark Manoff are “native Washingtonians and have lived within the area for over 30 years,” says Comer, and their main location is in the Chesapeake Bay village of Kilmarnock, VA. The two were looking to expand. A friend, who shopped at Sixteen Fifty Nine and saw that it was going out of business, suggested that they take a look at location. The rest was history. …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Cady's Alley will officially be full when Babette opens March 21.
Yet another retailer announced it will be joining the Georgetown scene; significant because it marks the final lease for EastBanc's Cady's Alley. The women's clothing and accessory store will be the final addition (for now) to 3307 Cady's Alley, off of M Street in Georgetown. Babette will open it's first store in the D.C. area March 21. This is the 8th freestanding store for the San Francisco-based retailer. Marci Connolly, vice president for real estate at EastBanc, confirmed that Babette's lease of the 2,000 s.f. space, which was once home to Design Within Reach, will officially fill Cady's Alley. "According to the leases there will be no vacancies for the next several years," said Connolly, though there are a few tenants looking for …
Monday, March 14, 2011
As chain retailers leave Georgetown, shoppers get deep discounts.
The most recent string of retailers to announce they are closing up shop in Georgetown are two chain stores: Club Monaco and Reiss. Each is now offering shoppers deep discounts on their remaining inventory. Club Monaco, as reported last week, will be leaving its current location at 3235 M St. The store is offering discounts of 30 percent off all merchandise. Store employees said the chain would likely relocate within Georgetown, but it is not clear where at this point. The location being vacated by Club Monaco will be filled by AllSaints Spitalfields, a high-end British retailer. A "For Lease" sign has been discreetly displayed at the Reiss store at 1254 Wisconsin Ave. since February. Last week the retailer sent an email to local customers…
Thursday, January 6, 2011
On a recent trip to Switzerland, I catalogued the various stores that also call Georgetown home.
You might have noticed a photo of my guest editor at the top of Georgetown Patch for the week after Christmas and over the New Year holiday. That's because I was galavanting around parts of Switzerland with my husband and close friends. While there I could not help but be reminded of Georgetown. From the quaint boutiques, to the high-end stores, to the well-healed shoppers walking cobblestone streets, Luzern and Zurich in Switzerland offered frequent reminders of my usual haunts in the USofA. Georgetown boasts some of the oldest structures in the District, but pales in comparison to the European buildings dating back to 1500 and 1600s. Yet, the same stores you find in Georgetown call Luzern and Zurich home. Oddly, in Zurich, you might …