Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Ground Floor

Scotch & Soda, the Dutch retailer of men's, women's and children's clothing, is coming to the former Betsey Johnson space in Georgetown at 3029 M St, NW.  Construction is slated to begin in late October.

Sweetgreen, the local salad and frozen yogurt chain, is opening it's eighth and ninth locations in the West End and Glover Park.  The West End location will open at the end of September at 2238 M St, NW.  The Glover Park location will open in November at 2200 Wisconsin Ave, NW.  (Eater)

Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Michaels, and DSW are coming to Georgetown Park Mall in 2013.  The J. Crew store in Georgetown Park Mall is also planning to expand.

Einstein Bros. Bagels, the bagel and coffee chain, is taking over the former Vespa location at 2233 Wisconsin Ave, NW.

Al Dente Ristorante, a modern Italian trattoria, has signed a lease for a 5,500 s.f. space at 425 Eye St, NW in the Mt. Vernon Triangle neighborhood.  It will be the restaurant's second location; their first location is 3201 New Mexico Ave, NW.

Rhode Island Row, the new rental complex at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station, has signed several new retailers including Chipotle Mexican Grill and Sprint.

Poboy Jim, a Cajun restaurant, is coming to 709 H St, NE.

Absolute Noodle, an Asian restaurant from the owners of Absolute Thai, is taking over the old Quiznos space at 772 5th St, NW in Penn Quarter.


Anonymous said...

So Georgetown Park is going to be filled w/ crappy, low-end shopping--again? Are the residents of Georgetown really going to be running to Michael's to get their hot melt glue guns and start making wreaths for their front doors? Although I'm sure the girls at Georgetown and GW will be happy they can buy shoes for $15 at DSW. What a waste.

Anonymous said...

Georgetown's peak was about 1985. Sorry, but accessibility all-around, bad parking, bad transit, bad sidewalks, and demanding review boards and citizen groups= fail. Retail slowly migrates back to its proper place downtown.
p.s. I've never seen any shoes for $15 at DSW. If you know where I can get some, please advise.

Anonymous said...

Anon is right about Georgetown's peak being 1985. Back in the day, Georgetown was a rare place in the city -- safe, beautiful and walkable. Today, gentrification has spread out across the city, making Georgetown seem remote, a shabby and tired.

Anonymous said...

A nice start would be to widen the damn sidewalks..


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