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1525 Wisconsin Ave, NW

This week is turning around!! More good cheese news from an email:

“On Wednesday, March 30th we’re hosting Melt, a fondue fest featuring traditional Swiss alpine fondue, Italian fonduta, American pub cheese, raclette, and fried Wisconsin cheese curds. The event will be curated by our in-house cheesemonger, and each cheese item will be paired with accompaniments and beer or wine.” (more…)

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courtesy Jamestown

From a press release:

“Looks like Georgetown Park is heading to Church. Jamestown LP announced today that Tin Shop Group, the company behind several of DC’s popular restaurant, casual dining and entertainment establishments including Penn Social and Crystal City’s Highline RXR, has signed a 10-year lease to occupy the 5,919-square-foot Canal Level space of the Georgetown Park retail complex. Founded by recognized restaurant entrepreneurs Geoff Dawson and Peter Bayne, Tin Shop Group aims to provide something for everyone with its newest concept Church – an approachable restaurant and taproom offering casual cuisine, cocktails and craft draft beer, as well as a comfortable space for light meals, coffee and meetings.

Tin Shop Group’s Church is Jamestown’s first tenant to occupy the lower level Georgetown Park area with grand opening plans slated for Summer 2016. The new location will benefit from Georgetown Park’s ample parking, featuring one of the largest parking garages in the heart of Georgetown. Bill Miller and Alex Walker of Miller Walker Retail Real Estate Brokerage represented Jamestown in the deal. Plans call for the transformation of the lower-level space, formerly part of Georgetown Mall food court, into a sophisticated, industrial-designed space, which will accommodate guests for an evening out or an afternoon away from the office. Dawson and Bayne will convert the space to include soft lighting and feature several fire places, deep comfortable seating and large communal tables. Tin Shop’s mission is to create a relaxed space for lunch, dinner, coffee or a meeting.

The Church concept will provide Georgetown with a “home away from home” locale that provides a warm and welcoming feel that will attract nearby residents and office workers alike. Not only will it primarily serve as a restaurant with a lounge, it will also provide local residents and nearby office tenants with a unique, relaxed space for coffee and meetings. The new space will provide seated meals and catered lunches as well as a quick grab-and-go option and a Vigilante Coffee program. (more…)

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A reader reports:

“Mama Rouge is out, Bangkok Joe’s is (back) in! Passed by the building and sign during my lunch break/walk, see attached pic.”

From a press release:

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“Chef Aulie Bunyarataphan and Proprietor Mel Oursinsiri, the dynamic husband and wife team behind a portfolio of the region’s ground breaking Thai restaurants, are proud to announce the return of Bangkok Joe’s. The heartbeat of the “new” restaurant is the much beloved Dumpling Bar, which will serve an expanded selection of hand-crafted delicacies. Exotic tastes and aromas of the Bangkok street food Aulie experienced as a child, along with Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and even French flavors she picked up as a result of her culinary experiences in the United States are featured on the restaurant’s expansive menu. The menu includes a large selection of new dishes incorporating more traditional Thai flavors to appeal to diners expanding palates and openness to trying authentic global cuisines as well as customer favorites. The restaurant will open in March in its original location in Georgetown’s Washington Harbour. A new Happy Hour is planned for early summer. When Bangkok Joe’s opened in 2003, it was home to the first Dumpling Bar in the Nation’s Capital. Bangkok Joe’s was open from 2003 to 2014. (more…)

3336 Cady's Alley Northwest

This rental is located at 3336 Cady’s Alley, Northwest. The listing says:

“Located on Georgetown’s fashionable Cady’s Alley. This European style penthouse has a spectacular view overlooking the canal. Special features include high ceilings, recessed lighting, fireplace, 3 large bedrooms and 3 baths by Water Works, Gourmet chef’s kitchen opens to living/dining room, french doors that open to terrace with sunset views! No co-signers. Section 8 applications welcome.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $7,200/Mo.

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3340 Cady’s Alley, NW courtesy EastBanc

From a press release:

“EastBanc, Inc. and Jamestown LP announced today that Resource Furniture, the modern home furnishings showroom specializing in European-designed, space-saving furniture, has signed a long-term lease to occupy the retail space in its Georgetown Renaissance property at 3340 Cady’s Alley, NW. The 2,097-square-foot store will serve as the brand’s first DC showroom with plans for a grand opening slated for April. Eddie Goldmeier of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented Resource Furniture in the deal. (more…)

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From an email:

“On March 12th from 10am to 5pm, Pinstripes is partnering with ZERO, an Alexandria-based nonprofit aimed at ending prostate cancer, to host its first annual Brewers and Bocce Tournament. Together, more than ten local and national breweries will compete in teams to raise money and awareness for the cause (with all proceeds benefiting ZERO), including: (more…)

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From an email:

“Thursday, March 10, 2016 6:30pm-8:30pm
Members: FREE | Non-Members: $20

Please register here: http://www.tudorplace.org/programs/7/tudor-nights-march-madness/

Tudor Place
1644 31st Street, NW

Just in time for #MarchMadness, inner jocks meet inner history geeks at this lively cocktail evening centered on the sporting life at Tudor Place. Quaff cocktails, socialize in the house’s elegant reception rooms, and enjoy an up-close look at the collection’s “jock-iest” items, presented by Curator Grant Quertermous. More details forthcoming, but mark your calendar now!

For ages 21+”

#celebsighting Leo DiCaprio in @georgetowndc tonight having drinks at @cafemilano and dinner at @1789restaurant #washingtondc

Posted by Sip With Socialites on Monday, February 22, 2016

Saw this going around twitter last night from Sip With Socialites. Not the President or First Lady but still pretty cool…

Ed. Note: I have a very similar hat. I’ve had that hat for over 10 years now. I don’t want people making fun of me when they see me wearing that hat. I had it first damn it.

Speaking of hats, did I mention I was raising money for the for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in their fight to end Childhood Cancers? I’ll be shaving my head March 13th with Team Boundary Stone and you guys have been incredibly generous. For those who still wish to do so (and get a PoPville shirt for your kindness too) please consider donating here. Thanks for considering and thanks again to all who’ve already done so!!