Business Ins & Outs: Top Brands Coming to Wisconsin & Prospect

EastBanc, Inc. and Acadia Realty Trust announced last week that leases were signed with Wolford, Ever/Body, Blank Street Coffee and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream at the redevelopment of 1238 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

The 30,000-square-foot Georgetown landmark building was divided into six high-demand retail spaces at the corner of Prospect Street and Wisconsin Avenue. The property previously boasted a Zara store and, before that, Billy Martin’s Carriage House and Tramps Discotheque.

“We are excited to welcome these distinctive, in-demand brands to Georgetown as our vision for 1238 Wisconsin Avenue continues to play out,” said Philippe Lanier, Principal of EastBanc. “We chose to redevelop this prominent corner because modern retailers are looking to right-size their spaces and maintain connection with their customers.” 

The following are more details, provided by EastBanc.


Wolford will bring its collection of premium ready-to-wear, athleisure, knits, legwear and accessories to 1238 Wisconsin Avenue, marking the iconic brand’s first store in the District. At the nearly 1,000-square-foot space, shoppers can access Wolford’s signature hero styles like the Colorado turtleneck body and the famed Fatal, a versatile tube dress that can be styled 100s of ways. This location will also carry the brand’s iconic legwear offering along with its coveted designer collaborations, including the recently released Mugler x Wolford collection. The Georgetown location marks Wolford’s 23rd store in the United States.


“Ever/Body will open in Georgetown in February 2023 as one of four centers in the DMV area, the first region outside of New York City. Ever/Body offers a unique approach to cosmetic dermatology by combining the highest level of medical expertise, and individualized treatment plans with an unparalleled level of client service. Ever/Body has a proprietary education program which ensures that our Providers can personalize the treatments for all ages, skin tones, body types, and gender,” said Amy Shecter, CEO of Ever/Body.

Blank Street Coffee

Blank Street originated from the idea that high-quality coffee should not come at a premium, and should seamlessly fit into your everyday routine. With a limited, quality menu and state-of-the-art coffee technology, Blank Street makes the daily coffee run quick and easy. Its Georgetown location is part of the coffee company’s broader expansion in Washington, D.C. where it recently opened stores in Dupont Circle and Shaw and plans to open additional locations on 14th Street and the Wharf.

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

Van Leeuwen was started out of a yellow scoop truck on the streets of New York City in 2008 by Ben Van Leeuwen, Pete Van Leeuwen and Laura O’Neill, who were on a mission to make good ice cream from good ingredients that makes you feel good. Since 2008, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream has innovated beyond the original dairy recipe and added vegan ice cream to their scoopable lineup. Van Leeuwen’s Georgetown outpost will mark its third location in Washington, D.C. as the brand makes its highly-anticipated expansion into the city with additional storefronts coming soon to the Adams Morgan and the Union Market area.

Office and Residential Units

In addition to retail space, 1238 Wisconsin Avenue also includes 15,000 square feet of office space and five residential units above the ground-floor retail. Once complete, EastBanc will relocate its office to the prominent corner, offering employees direct access to the new retailers and proximity to the developer’s expansive Georgetown retail portfolio.

In: Kabul Castle Kabob

More Middle Eastern food at 28th & M: Sambosa, hummes, manto, wraps, kabobs. Kabul Castle Kabob opened at 2801 M St. NW. Its entrance is on the 28th Street side of the corner building, across from George’s King of Falafel. 


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