Kids Korner: What Local Kids Like About Georgetown Shops 







By Eleanor Assey (3rd Grade) 

When I travel with my parents to different cities, countries, and in other parts of D.C., many of these places have the SAME EXACT stores and restaurants. Georgetown doesn’t! There are stores with creative staff who love our neighborhood. We need to always try to buy local!   

What many Georgetown businesses want for 2023 is for business to go fully back to normal – no masks, no Covid precautions, and more customers. Some like AMANO are planning to grow their web sales. Scheele’s hopes no more regulars move out of the neighborhood. Ultra Violet said it best: Big! Grand! Beautiful!  

Many know exactly what local kids like most about their business.  

  Year Founded   What Local Kids Like Most When They Visit  
AMANO    1994   
  • The embroidery machine in operation (I worked with Stacey to design some embroidery items for my Nana and Dad.)  
  • The bright colored drinking glasses  
Christophe Bakery 


  • The plain croissant, not the chocolate one!    
  • The baguette, which has won best baguette in the US for 3 years in a row!   
Do’s Custom Tailor  1992 (their father also was a tailor)   
  • Looking at and hiding in the 3 changing rooms  
  • Seeing the MANY colorful threads in the sewing room   
Pillar and Post 


2017 (my friend Eli’s mom owns this one!)   
  • Antique postal scale   
  • Stickers   


130 years old!   
  • Popsicles, ice cream, gummy bears and apple sauce; did you know that some kids don’t love chocolate?   
Tugooh Toys   2007   
  • The HUGE stuffed animals  
  • Legos   
Thomas Sweet  


  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream  
Ultra Violet  


  • Red Roses  
  • The discarded flowers found on the floor and in the trash as kids make bouquets from them   





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