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by Prince Of Petworth — June 15, 2017 at 11:00 am 26 Comments

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.

by Prince Of Petworth — June 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm 47 Comments

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?”

by Prince Of Petworth — May 18, 2017 at 2:15 pm 18 Comments

This rental is located at 1609 35th Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$13000 / 4br – 4665ft2 – Georgetown, grand townhouse with garage parking

Ed. Note: Is someone paying $13000 a month for rent really looking at Craigslist?

See more photos here.

Stately grand Victorian overlooking Visitation campus.

– 4BR/4.5BA
– Huge master suite with dual closets, spa bath & private balcony
– Finished lower level with family room
– Wine storage room & wet bar
– Landscaped rear yard
– Detached 2-car GARAGE parking

$13,000 per month
16-month lease minimum
$13,000 security deposit
$55 per applicant for credit check
Available June 2017″

by Prince Of Petworth — May 17, 2017 at 1:45 pm 13 Comments

via Blue Bottle Coffee “on Potomac Street right off the C&O Canal Towpath”

Thanks to FridayGirl for sending from Blue Bottle:

“Coming Summer 2017 to Washington D.C. See you in Georgetown”

and from their blog:

“Washington D.C.is home to a burgeoning coffee scene. Our first cafe there will be located in Georgetown, a quintessential D.C. neighborhood.

We have reason to believe that a cafe with expertly sourced coffees, roasted and dialed in to our specifications, will be welcome and appreciated. President Obama recently ordered a fleet of Chemex emblazoned with his seal. And 200 years ago, The White House Cookbook published this sentiment by Mrs. F. L. Gilette: “Boiling water is a very important desideratum in the making of a good cup of coffee or tea… Do not boil the water more than three or four minutes; longer boiling ruins the water for coffee or tea-making, as most of its natural properties escape by evaporation, leaving a very insipid liquid, composed mostly of lime and iron, that would ruin the best coffee.”

We’re glad to take up the charge against “insipid liquid,” and our hope is that we will have three cafes in D.C. by 2018. Our first, on Potomac Street, is located in proximity to many lovely shops and interesting purveyors right off the C&O Canal Towpath—a tributary of the Potomac River with an adjacent footpath.

More background on their coffee here.

by Prince Of Petworth — May 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm 38 Comments

3040 M Street, NW back in 2012. Today the left side, previously Barnes & Noble, is now a Nike store and the Right side was a former Barneys and is the future Amazon

Thanks to FridayGirl for sending from the Washington Post:

“Steven Roth, the chief executive of Vornado Realty Trust, told investors this week that Amazon has leased 10,000 square feet at 3040 M St. NW in Georgetown, a storefront previously occupied by Barneys New York. He did not specify when the store is set to open.”

by Prince Of Petworth — May 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm 9 Comments

2318 18th Street NW upstairs

From a press release:

Insomnia Cookies is opening two new locations in the District of Columbia this summer. The stores at 3204 O Street N.W. and 1309 H Street N.E. will be in the District’s vibrant H Street Corridor and Georgetown Neighborhoods. The bakery which specializes in serving warm, delicious cookies until 3 a.m. daily opened its first capital city location in Adams Morgan (photo above) last November. With the addition of these two locations, Insomnia Cookies will be able to extend its delivery service to thousands of people. (more…)


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