IN: CHASE BRANCH TO OPEN AT P CORNER
Another bank is getting ready to open in a building that once housed a classic Georgetown business, beloved by residents and seen in movies. JPMorgan Chase will hang out another Georgetown shingle at Wisconsin Avenue and P Street. The property, at 3217 P St. NW, comes with a parking lot.
Across from the Thomas Sweet ice cream parlor, the building housed the famed Neam’s Market for decades. Marvelous Market opened there in 2000 and closed in April of 2014. Except for the occasional pop-up store, the building has been empty for more than five years.
The largest bank in the U.S., JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced last year that it would open 70 consumer branches in and around Washington, D.C.
IN: WISCONSIN NAILS & WAXING
Now open in the former Nails Chic space, the new Wisconsin Nails & Waxing at 1519 Wisconsin Ave. NW offers a multitude of beauty-enhancing services: manicures, pedicures, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, facials, waxing and massages. “We are full-service spa, right on Wisconsin Avenue,” says Tony Phan, owner with his wife Lorraine of the second-floor oasis. The owners, who also have a place in Arlington, Virginia, said they love being in Georgetown and want to get to know the community better.
IN: TARGET NOW IN TENLEYTOWN
Target opened in Tenleytown at 4500 Wisconsin Ave. NW on Nov. 6. The location is a small-format store with 26,000 square feet of sales space. Focusing on the family and student demographics, it carries basic groceries (including some fresh fruits and vegetables), home décor, tech accessories, large TVs, mini-refrigerators, clothing for children and adults and lots of toys. About 75 percent of the staff is made up of temporary workers, many recruited from nearby American University.
SOON: FOXTROT MARKET
Hailing from Chicago, Foxtrot Market is coming to 1267 Wisconsin Ave. NW. It will be setting up at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and N Street, where the Jonathan Adler store once stood. Foxtrot, which offers a delivery service, carries beer and wine, prepared foods, grab-and-go sandwiches, ice cream, pastries and, of course, coffee.
OUT: DYLLAN’S RAW BAR GRILL
Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill — which opened in August of last year — closed suddenly on Nov. 12. It had replaced Sea Catch, a seafood favorite of many years, in Canal Square at the C&O Canal. The revamped spot, created and owned by Amy and Donald Carlin of Good Apple Hospitality, was at 1054 31st St. NW. As of press time, management had offered no explanation of the restaurant’s closure.
OUT: KICKK SPOTT SHUT DOWN; DIDN’T PAY CONSIGNERS
The consignment shop Kickk Spott at 3236 P St. NW, which resold high-end sneakers, was cited by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs last month. The D.C agency, which first fined the place $5,000, later closed it down due to nonpayments and complaints. In an I-Team investigation, NBC News4 had brought the store’s failure to pay consigners to light, also catching manager Vic Montano lying about a shoe purchase. Anyone who left sneakers at the store and has not been paid should file a police report.