Business Ins & Outs 10-12

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Blue Bottle Coffee Company.

**In: Blue Bottle Coffee on Prospect Street**
As reported by The Georgetowner June 22, the first Blue Bottle Coffee in D.C. will indeed be arriving at the former Down Dog Yoga building at 1046 Potomac St. NW, next to the C&O Canal. The company was on the Old Georgetown Board’s Oct. 6 meeting agenda for signage and storefront alterations. The Oakland-based caffeine addicts who run the place consider themselves coffee purists, naming their company after the first coffeehouse established in Western Europe after the defeat of the Ottomans at the gates of Vienna. Blue Bottle told D.C. Eater the shop will open in late spring.

**In: Georgetown Holiday Inn to Become Residences, Retail**
Another big condo project is planned for next year. The shuttered Georgetown Holiday Inn property at 2101 Wisconsin Ave. NW — one block north of the Safeway — will be reconstructed as “a by-right mixed-use development with 225 residences and 20,000 square feet of retail,” according to Urban Turf, which added that JBG Companies acquired the leasehold interest in the property from 2101 Wisconsin Associates LLP in June. “No retail leases have been signed for the site, but there have been rumors that a grocery store could anchor the project. The unit mix will range from studios all the way up to four-bedroom apartments.” In November, developers will present plans to the Glover Park-Cathedral Heights Advisory Neighborhood Commission (3B).

**Out: Old Print Gallery to Close at Year End**
At the end of 2016, the Old Print Gallery will vacate its gallery at 1220 31st St. NW. The Old Print Gallery’s New York location remains and will take in the Georgetown inventory. Here is the business’s farewell: “Founded in 1971, The Old Print Gallery has been lucky to call Georgetown home for 45 years. The gallery has established itself as a source of inspiration and information for print collectors, cartographic enthusiasts and the general public … We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the countless collectors, customers, artists and others who have supported the Old Print Gallery over the last four decades, and who continue to support us now.”

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