Business Ins & Outs July 25, 2018
By July 25, 2018 0 527•
In: 90 Second Pizza
In food news, more pizza options are on the way, especially for Georgetowners on the go. 90 Second Pizza has appeared at 1077 Wisconsin Ave. NW, offering Neapolitan-style pizza within (you guessed it) 90 seconds. Better yet, the shop will remain open until 11:30 p.m. on Saturdays and until 10 p.m. throughout the week. Vegan and vegetarian options are available for those abiding by a swimsuit-season diet.
In: Aritzia on M St.
The old BCBG space at 3210 M St. NW is soon to become another women’s clothier. In a lease agreement with EastBanc, Aritzia, a Canadian brand that began in a Vancouver department store, will open its first D.C. location in early August.
Reformation, a company that makes women’s clothes “from super sustainable materials, rescued deadstock fabrics, and repurposed vintage clothing,” will move into the old Diesel space at 3035 M St. NW next month.
Popular retailer Anthropologie & Co. relaunched on July 12 at 3222 M St. NW in a 15,000- square-foot space. Self-styled as an “omnichannel lifestyle brand,” the company — which started in 1992 and operates 227 stores — is known for fun and quirky clothes, accessories and gifts with reasonable price points. Its expanded Georgetown location is an upgrade from the original (2005) layout. A third floor was added and there is a broader selection of merchandise. At the new store: a furniture showroom, beauty and wellness products and even a sweet shop, Anthropologie’s first.
In: The Tavern (from Sweetgreen)
Sweetgreen’s original shop at 3333 M St. NW will come back to life later this summer as“The Tavern,” a market focusing on the “best produce from local farms,” according to a company representative. (The new name is actually an old one — the restored, historically significant building was part of a D.C. hamburger chain, the Little Tavern.) Also available: Sweetflow frozen yogurt, affectionately known as “fro-yo.” No salad line will be available, though. That’s for Sweetgreen’s other Georgetown spot at 1044 Wisconsin Ave. NW.
In: Indian Eatery Bharati
An Indian restaurant — Bharati — is being set up at the former Dolcezza coffee and gelato shop at 1560 Wisconsin Ave. NW. No opening date has been disclosed, but work at the location seems to be moving right along.
Per the Washington Business Journal (like the Reformation item): Patagonia will be moving from its M Street location to 3205 K St. NW, where Mr. Smith’s restaurant used to be.