Business Ins & Outs: Jewels, Chocolates, Fine Woodworking


In: L. Priori Jewelry Shines

L. Priori Jewelry officially opened on July 22 at 1002 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Originally from Philadelphia, the team at L. Priori creates “one-of-a-kind experiences and products, responsibly sourcing only the highest quality materials and developing 3-D engineered wax renderings to ensure a timeless piece is created for the customer.” The new shop is accepting appointments. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. Appointments can be made online or by calling 202-758-0545.

In: Petite Soeur, More Chocolate in Sept. 

Petite Soeur Chocolate and Confection Company will be coming to 1332 Wisconsin Ave. NW, the former space of the Dough Jar, in mid-September. “We will be keeping the popular staples from our Dupont Circle popup while expanding the product line to include more flavors of bonbons and making sure our offerings celebrate our new neighborhood,” owner and pastry chef Ashleigh Pearson told The Georgetowner. “Petite Soeur exists to marry my training in France and Michelin restaurant experience with my humble beginnings to create an approachable space with the highest quality fresh chocolates. This business is about in house-made chocolates made by a local chocolatier. We’re looking forward to celebrating our next step!”   

An alum of Robert Wiedmaier’s Marcel’s on Pennsylvania Avenue and Thomas Keller’s per se in New York, Pearson added: “Georgetown has such a special place in my heart as my family really got started here while my dad was at Georgetown for med school. Feels very full circle!” Not such a little sister anymore.  

In: FP Movement Runs to Wisconsin Ave. 

FP Movement is setting up shop at 1063 Wisconsin Ave. NW, next to the C&O Canal, in the former Onward Reserve men’s clothing store and before that the Pleasure Chest. FP Movement offers Free People’s “athletic and athleisure wear” collection for women, i.e., exercise and workout clothes. (Still thinking about the Olympics?) Headquartered in Philadelphia, Free People is a part of Urban Outfitters, Inc., along with Anthropologie, BHLDN, Terrain and the Vetri family restaurant group.Its line sells in 1,400 specialty stores worldwide.  

Moving: St. Michaels Kitchen and Bath (a Few Doors Down) 

We’re talking more than counters here — and, seriously, it is just a few doors down on Potomac Street, near the canal and Blue Bottle Coffee. So, to be clear, St. Michaels Kitchen and Bath/St. Michaels Fine Woodworking and Cabinetry, LLC is now at 1048 Potomac St. NW. The high-quality woodworker and high-end provider, appropriately enough, has its main showroom in St. Michaels on North Talbot Street. Owner Nadir Rehman has lived on 34th Street for 17 years. 

Everlane Coming to M St. 

The Everlane store will open in the fall at 3259 M St. NW, landlord EastBanc tells us, “and will feature an assortment of fall-ready men’s and women’s clothing including denim, footwear, and sweaters…. Everlane partners with the best ethical factories around the world, sources only the finest materials and works diligently to build a more sustainable supply chain.” The store is in the former Roots space.  

2 New Pop-ups at Concept 31/M 

At 3077 M St. NW: Fang Yan, founded by Georgetown University and Rhode Island School of Design grads, a collection of Chinese-inspired clothing and accessories; Modern Lusso, Greek-designed clothing, home goods and jewelry.  

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