Business Ins & Outs Nov. 22, 2017

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 Progress: Reverie
If you take a peek inside 3210 Grace St. NW, you will see that the space is already bustling with activity, what with Sundevich, Grace Street Coffee and South Block Juice Co. Chef Johnny Spero’s new restaurant, Reverie, will be joining the block. The “upscale casual modern American” restaurant is in the midst of arranging for an alcohol license. The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration roll call hearing will take place on Jan. 8.

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.”

GBA Set to Vote on New Officers, Dec. 13
On Dec. 13, members of the Georgetown Business Association will vote on its 2018 executive slate at a holiday party to be held at Malmaison Restaurant, 3401 Water St. NW. The candidates proposed for GBA’ s executive committee are: Hope Solomon, president; Constantine Ferssizidis, vice president; Alan Helfer, treasurer; Paul Monarch, secretary.

Business Anniversaries

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.

10: The L2 Lounge and nightclub in Cady’s Alley is celebrating 10 years of getting people together for good causes, special occasions and, of course, great dancing and DJs.

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.


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