Business Ins & Outs: Rosewood, Pacers, Avery, COVID Tests

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The renovated townhouses attached to the Rosewood hotel on 31st Street. Courtesy Rosewood.

In: Rosewood Hotel, Cut Restaurant Reopen Nov. 23

Rosewood Washington, D.C., located near the C&O Canal at 1050 31st St. NW, will reopen on Nov. 23, also unveiling its highly anticipated townhouse accommodations. Wolfgang Puck’s Cut D.C., the hotel’s signature restaurant, will likewise reopen on Nov. 23, as will Cut Bar.

“We are delighted to be reopening our doors and welcoming back our guests and neighbors to enjoy the extraordinary service and experience that Rosewood Washington, D.C., has become known for,” said Gabor Vida, managing director. “Over the past several months, we have been working to introduce new programming and protocols that reflect how people are traveling and visiting today, with the health and safety of our guests and associates remaining the utmost priority. We’re especially excited to be introducing our new townhouses, which provide the ultimate in secluded city stays and afford visitors with the comforts of a private home combined with the amenities of an ultra-luxury hotel.”

Helmed by Executive Chef Andrew Skala, Cut D.C. says it reflects the culinary diversity of the Mid-Atlantic region and the historic charm of Georgetown.

In: Pacers Running on M

There’s a new place to lace up with new running shoes — Pacers Running at 3273 M St. NW, located in the old Lucky Brand shop and next to Lululemon. Along with gear and footwear, Pacers will be hosting virtual races through the fall and winter. It will also offer a holiday shop-in-shop with Summit to Soul, open until Christmas.

In: Same Day Testing on M, Too

It’s 99.9 percent accurate, claims Same Day Testing at 3237 M St. NW of its COVID-19 test. It’s a rapid PCR test: “FDA Emergency Use Authorized. Nucleic Acid Amplification Test.” Adds the Same Day business: “Get results the next morning. We provide you with a full laboratory report which can be used to travel to most countries.”

Out: District Commons, Burger Tap & Shake

The pandemic strikes again and again. Burger Tap & Shake and District Commons, located at 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, have permanently closed their doors, according to the Washington Business Journal, “after David Wizenberg’s Passion Food Hospitality ran out the funds it received through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. Passion Food Six LLC was approved for between $350,000 and $1 million through the PPP program, according to SBA data.”

The restaurants, facing Washington Circle, were in a 10-story office building that lost its office employees to remote work. Passion Food Hospitality is in a “tremendous amount of debt,” Wizenberg told the Journal, and will have to sell the furniture, fixtures and equipment in the spaces.

Needs OGB Approval: A Restaurant for the Avery

The Avery at 2616 P St. NW is seeking approval from the Old Georgetown Board, according to Urban Turf, “to append a single-story edifice in front of one of its suites and convert the interior into a restaurant and bar.”

Opened a little more than four years ago by Justin Schneck, the 15-room boutique hotel would lose a suite to create the restaurant that has a small courtyard in front of its brick stairway entrance, which leads to the sidewalk.

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