Business Ins & Outs: Buck Mason, Michael Kors, Fluevog

In: Buck Mason, California Fresh

The straightforward men’s wear and women’s wear store, Buck Mason — founded in 2013 by Sasha Koehn and Erik Allen Ford in Los Angeles — set up shop at 3128 M St. NW. Think updated American classics and perfectly fitted T-shirts, fresh from California.

Out: Michael Kors, Fluevog

The shiny, stylish clothing store at 3105 M St. NW is closed up and signless: Michael Kors is no more, in Georgetown. A message on the door read: “It’s not goodbye … visit us at … Tysons Corner.” In February, Fluevog flew the coop from 1265 Wisconsin Ave. NW and wrote: “It’s with a very heavy heart that we announce the closure of Fluevog Washington DC. For the past ten years, it’s been our pleasure to serve the good Fluevogers of DC out of our Georgetown store. It’s hard to say goodbye, so we’d like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a decade of good times, good company and great shoes.” Unique soles for unique souls, indeed.

Out: Freshbee’s Morphs Into Feta Cafe and Bakery

After about one year, Freshbee’s American Grill & Cafe departed 2805 M St. NW, which previously held a Bibibop spot — and before that, a ShopHouse by Chipotle. The all-American burgers, all-day breakfast eatery now yields to Feta Cafe and Bakery, Georgetown, DC — we’ll see.

Coming: 2 Bakeries on Wisconsin Ave., Tatte and Maman

Tatte Bakery is coming to the former Frye Boots store at 1066 Wisconsin Ave. NW, which was once a firehouse. Maman is a New York City French bakery coming to 1353 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Next to the Compass Coffee with the Georgetown sign, Maman will occupy two storefronts and push out Shop Made DC and Duly Noted. Those two popular businesses are seeking new locations in Georgetown.

Almost In: Poke in a Box, Taichi Bubble Tea

Meanwhile, on the same block as Compass Coffee and Truist Bank, Taichi Bubble Tea is now under construction at 1357 Wisconsin Ave. NW and will “bring the best bubble tea, healthy poke bowl, and tasty ramen.” It’s part of a chain, mostly from Upstate New York. Who knew?


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