By Selma Khenissi and Robert Devaney
In: AUrate on M Street
Emma Watson may have lost a number of her rings last summer, including a sentimental one from her mother, but this new store that opened in Georgetown at 3263 M St. NW echoes an aesthetic that could appeal to the actress and her fans. The discreet-looking store invites people to take more of an interest in classic jewelry, which is often made out of gold, including white gold for those partial to silver.
Coming Soon: Fornash and Toss Designs Pop-Up
In the space where Marvelous Market (and, before that, Neams Market) used to be, on Wisconsin Avenue at P Street, a pop-up will appear in time for Hanukkah and Christmas. Fornash reports that the pop-up store will be a chance for the business to return to where it started 15 years ago. What can you expect? Based on perusals online, it is highly likely that the pop-up will be selling items that are chic, but have a touch of flair that makes them slightly different from the norm.
In: Executive Director for Georgetown Main Street
On Dec. 1, Jessie Himmelrich will beco me Georgetown Main Street’s first executive director. Arriving from the Urban Land Institute, Himmelrich told The Georgetowner: “I’ m looking forward to helping businesses and property owners along the Wisconsin Avenue corridor achieve greater success. The Main Streets program has been so successful in D.C., and I’m excited to use the Main Streets approach to help strengthen economic development in Georgetown.”
50: The Current Newspapers company is celebrating 50 years. The first issue of the Potomac Current, later Northwest Current, was published in November of 1967. Later versions of the newspaper include its Foggy Bottom and Georgetown editions. Davis Kennedy continues the legacy today and someday hopes to hand off the publishing reins to the next generation.
2: Chaia taco shop, now a neighborhood favorite at 3207 Grace St. NW , is celebrating its second birthday. Congratulations to cofounders Suzanne Simon and Bettina Stern.