In: Down Dog Yoga Reopens Friday
Talk about rediscovering your flow. Down Dog Yoga — which practices heated vinyasa power yoga — will reopen its yoga studio at 34th and Prospect Streets on Friday, April 2, after being closed for a year due to the pandemic. Patty Ivey, with husband Scott, opened Down Dog Yoga in 2003 at 1046 Potomac St. NW, next to the C&O Canal. Its Georgetown spot moved to the retail building — 1229 34th St. NW — that once housed Govinda Gallery and Cabellos Hair Salon in 2016. Its other location is in Herndon, Virginia.
Down Dog Yoga CEO Daniel Brindley had this to say about the big day: “I am equal parts excited and deeply moved to share that we are reopening our Georgetown location of Down Dog Yoga Friday April 2, after a full year of being forced closed due to the health crisis. The studio is being actively cleaned, improved and beautified in preparation for the reopening. We look forward to getting back to our roots of creating a vibrant and vital yoga offering for all Georgetown residents and the city at large. And, stay tuned, as Patty will soon make her way to D.C. and lead a master class or two at the studios.”
Soon: Greenheart Juice Shop on Prospect
As reported in The Georgetowner in September of last year, Virginia-based Greenheart Juice Shop founder Alicia Swanstrom plans her first D.C. store in Georgetown, in a former dry cleaner at 3345 Prospect St. NW, next to Down Dog Yoga on 34th Street. The corner spot will likely “include Greenheart’s treasured signature juices, like the Liquid Gold, a blend of carrot, pineapple, turmeric, ginger and pear, and the wildly popular Cold Brew Latte, featuring cold brew coffee, cashew milk, medjool dates, Himalayan pink salt and more.” Why is it called Greenheart? Swanstrom honors her partner Doug Green, a U.S. soldier who was killed nine years ago in Afghanistan. The couple sported matching green heart tattoos.
Coming: Shaw’s Green Almond Pantry
Reports DC Eater: “Cagla Onal-Urel, the chef and farmers market entrepreneur who entranced local and national food critics from behind an eight-seat Mediterranean lunch counter in Shaw, will not bring Green Almond Pantry back to the the tiny storefront that suffered a kitchen fire in late December. The good news, though, for fans of her fluffy focaccia, zippy bean salads and vibrant Mediterranean spreads, is the nourishing daytime spot is primed to make a comeback at a new space in Georgetown later this year.”
Onal-Urel told the restaurant news site that “she has signed a new lease, but she didn’t want to disclose the address because she’s still awaiting permits and doesn’t want to jinx anything.”
Hang On: Whole Foods Under Reconstruction
The Glover Park Whole Foods Market, according to the Glover Park DC blog, has retained O’Barr Construction LLC based in Bowie, Maryland, and Contest Construction Engineering of Washington, D.C., to evaluate and complete the demolition of the store prior to reconstruction and reopening. The Whole Foods at 2323 Wisconsin Ave. NW has been closed for more than three years due to litigation with its landlord, Wical LP. The lawsuit was settled in February of 2020, which allowed Whole Foods to go forward with its reconstruction. The store opened in 1996.
“Whole Foods has received a permit from the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs for demolition of interior structures, including flooring, walls, ceiling, plumbing, fire protection, electrical, gas, entry door, coolers and venting, with ‘no change to structure, exterior or use,’ ” reported Chris Jones of the Glover Park DC blog. “Estimated cost is $410,000 for the demolition alone. A thorough asbestos testing study was done, luckily revealing no asbestos remediation necessary.”
Jones predicts the store will reopen in September.