1044 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
From a press release:
“Sweetgreen, the seasonal, scratch cooking restaurant with a mission of connecting people to real food, today announced its new Georgetown location at 1044 Wisconsin Avenue.
Slated to open early August
1, Sweetgreen Georgetown is nearly 1,700 sq. ft. larger than the brand’s original location on M Street – which opened 10 years ago this August. The added space brings several new features to the Georgetown community, including: mobile + online ordering for easy pickup; a full menu offering to include hot toppings like sesame roasted tofu and curry-marinated chickpeas; two levels of indoor seating + outdoor patio space; and parking – making it even easier to grab lunch + dinner on the go. (more…)
via google maps
“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a double shooting that occurred in the Second District in the 3500 block of Water Street, NW, shortly before 3 am this morning. Officers responded to the area to investigate a report of a shooting and located two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims remained on the scene. The second victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. This case is currently being investigated by detectives from our Violent Crimes Branch. (more…)
3206 O Street, NW just off Wisconsin
End of an era. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.
Amazing closed sign (website no longer active):
Photo credit – Kelsey Knutson courtesy Blue Bottle
From a press release:
Blue Bottle Coffee announces the opening of a new cafe in Georgetown, located off M Street and adjacent to the C&O Canal. As the first Blue Bottle cafe to arrive in Washington, D.C., the new Georgetown location is a warm embrace to the burgeoning specialty coffee scene in the community. Guests can enjoy a simple coffee drinking experience with pour over coffee, espresso drinks, and a seasonal menu while observing the foot traffic on the canal and towpath just outside the cafe’s doors. In a city that commemorates the past and legislates the future, it’s good to take a moment in this new light-filled cafe to exist in the present.
The Grand Opening of Blue Bottle’s new Georgetown cafe will take place on Sunday, July 9. On Friday, July 7, the cafe will host a special Friends and Family Day where community members are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee on the house. (more…)
Perhaps the same Oki folks from M Street. Tons of build out needed for this space – stay tuned for updates. Will anyone miss BASIL?
1608 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Thanks to Jamie for sending:
“Did you know it’s sweet green taking over eagle bank spot @ Wisc [1044 Wisconsin Ave, NW] and grace st in Georgetown”
Old Ralph Lauren Rugby at 1065 Wisconsin Ave, NW closed in 2013
Look, I understand Wawa is no Royal Farms but make no mistake, they have many fans for a reason. So, when my sources deep in Hoagie-ville have info to share, share I must. There is no question that a Wawa is coming to Georgetown (and many other neighborhoods), the question is where in Georgetown? At first I (and others) thought they were taking over the Restoration Hardware space at 1222 Wisconsin Ave, NW. Alas, other sources deep in the world of footwear tell me that, that space is now possibly becoming a Foot Locker. Another independent source in Hoagie-ville tells me that the old Rugby space across from the Paul Bakery (pictured above) will be home to the Wawa. Of course another source says that, that space will become a South Moon Under clothing store. So who the hell knows really? All I can say is STAY TUNED.
1222 Wisconsin Ave, NW via google maps
In your best Oprah voice: You’re getting a Wawa, you’re getting a Wawa, you’re getting a Wawa and now the final reveal (that I have) Georgetown is getting a Wawa! This is from the same solid source who told us about the Chinatown and Logan Circle locations.
The Georgetown Metropolitan also heard the Restoration Hardware on Wisconsin would be a Wawa and concludes:
“It’s hard to call this anything but a regression for the neighborhood. Specifically a regression to the early 90s when this corner was occupied by a fast food restaurant…
First the 7-11. Now this. What do you call the opposite of gentrification?”
hahaha Georgetown killing it this week but props go to Jefferson County Animal Control: