Shop Made in DC, the local booster of products made in the District, will open its third store at 1242 Wisconsin Ave. NW on Aug. 1 in the former Max Studio space, on a block that solely needs another tenant.
“Cobble stone streets and local commerce? Yes, please!” wrote Stacey Price, who founded Shop Made in DC with Michael Babin two years ago. The mission of the retail venture, the company says, involves “enabling ideas, products, and people to converge and drive traffic to neighborhoods while creating low-entry to market opportunities for D.C.-based makers and small retailers.”
The 1,800-square-foot store will feature 100 local products — including 26 entirely new with the Georgetown store’s debut.
The store’s grand opening will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 3, with events scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In other retail and restaurant news …
Coming: Slate Wine Bar Space to Add Restaurant Upstairs
Currently under renovation, Slate Wine Bar at 2404 Wisconsin Ave. NW will get another restaurant — Xiquet — on the second floor.
Here’s what Slate Wine Bar had to say: “Danny Lledo finishes creating his vision for a second restaurant upstairs named Xiquet. In addition, he is renovating the Slate first floor space to expand the bar area while adjusting the menu.
”The cuisine of Xiquet will have influences from Danny’s heritage in Valencia, Spain and Xiquet (meaning ‘local boy’) was a nickname given to him by his family. Menu features will include paella and suckling pig roasted over an open flame in the new wood burning oven.”
Departing: Angelico Pizzeria by Year’s End
Angelico Pizzeria — next to Good Guys Club, at 2313 Wisconsin Ave NW — will close at the end of 2019, according to gloverparkdc.com. Property and business owner Mustafa Misirci, has other D.C. Angelico Pizzeria locations that include Tenleytown, Brightwood and Mount Pleasant.