Business Ins & Outs Aug. 22, 2018

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By Stephanie Green and Robert Devaney

In: Starbucks Opens in Old Cellar Door Space

Another Starbucks opened at 3347 M St. NW. The 2,600-square-foot space most recently housed a Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, which lasted a year, and before that the Philadelphia Cheesesteak Factory. Its most famous iteration, from the 1960s to the 1980s, was as legendary music venue the Cellar Door. With the new spot at 34th and M, Starbucks now boasts five Georgetown locations. The others are: 3122 M St. NW, 1810 Wisconsin Ave. NW, at Washington Harbour and in the Georgetown University student center.

Out: American Holiday

American Holiday is closing at 1319 Wisconsin Ave. NW but will continue with its Annapolis store.

2nd Anniversary: Curio

Let’s also say “Bravo!” to Curio, which is marking its second anniversary with a party at its Thomas Jefferson Street digs on Sept. 21. Since founder Lena Farouki opened it as a “concept boutique,” Curio has offered Georgetown shoppers a fresh take on fashion, with its wares from around the world and artsy vibe. Curio has also helped The Georgetowner with many a fashion shoot, so we’re especially glad they’re around.

In: Britches Is Back as in Bespoke

Classic men’s retailer Britches of Georgetowne — founded in Georgetown in 1967, sold after an expansion and then closed in 2003 — is being relaunched as a bespoke service by the company’s co-founder, Rick Hindin. Hindin and Mark Rykken started Britches Bespoke this summer with trunk shows in New York and Washington. Appointments are available at britchesbespoke.com.

85th Anniversary: Martin’s Tavern, Christ Child Opportunity Shop

Christ Child Opportunity Shop and Martin’s Tavern are celebrating 85 years on Sept. 12. The two establishments plan to celebrate together — with Martin’s hosting a late afternoon event and the Opportunity Shop offering special sales and a small reception. (Martin’s Tavern will also be celebrating the 65th anniversary of the marriage of Senator John F. Kennedy to Miss Jacqueline Lee Bouvier who were engaged at the restaurant on June 24, 1953.)

Retiring: Pharmacist Barry Deutschman

On Aug. 30, we will join fellow Georgetowners to celebrate a P Street institution, Morgan Care Pharmacy — and its owner and pharmacist Barry Deutschman, who is retiring after more than 25 years.

The retirement party will be at the Bean Counter Coffee Shop at 1665 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30.

Morgan’s has been in the neighborhood since it was opened by the Morgan brothers in 1912. Deutschman, who grew up in Washington and graduated from George Washington University’s School of Pharmacy, began working at the drug store in the 1970s and purchased it in 1992.

Deutschman has explained that people appreciate a personal-touch, neighborhood pharmacy, the kind of place where customers are known by their first name — especially when they are ill. “As a businessman, I’ve learned that it’s not all about me,” he told the Citizens Association of Georgetown.

Over the years, Deutschman has seen the role of the pharmacy expand to includeimmunizations. Morgan’s can give flu shots, hepatitis shots, tetanus shots, the HPV shot and Zostavax for shingles, providing much needed medical attention in our community.

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