Business Ins & Outs: Robin’s Gallery, Poppy’s Mural, Pure Sweat + Float Studio
By December 18, 2023 0 736•
In: Sutliff’s Pop-up Becomes Robin’s Gallery
Artist Robin Sutliff — who has exhibited at L’Enfant Gallery at Wisconsin and P for years — has become the proud proprietor of Robin’s Gallery, which opened last month as a seasonal pop-up space. It’s now her permanent gallery, showing off her winter white collection. Robin’s Gallery is in Canal Square at 1054 31st St. NW.
Other pop-ups have popped up. Here are details from the Georgetown Business Improvement District:
“Neighbors Diverse Community (DC) is activating four wintry chalets throughout Georgetown that will feature local vendor goods, plus information on GLOW. Stop by on Fridays – Sundays from 1 pm – 8 pm, now through December 17. Pop-ups include Howell’s Standard, a family-owned raw and infused honey and tea business (3000 K St. NW, by Washington Harbour); Donna Faye’s Bakery, serving up Chicago-style butter cookies, pound cakes, granola, and hot beverages to go (M Street NW, near PNC Bank); Raw Blossom skincare made from raw, sustainable and natural ingredients (Wisconsin Ave. NW, near Pinstripes); and A Contemporary Market, selling luxury lifestyle goods (Wisconsin Ave. & 33rd St. NW).”
In: Mural Pops at the Poppy on P
The Poppy Georgetown Guesthouse and Gardens has partnered with Amy Kaslow of the Amy Kaslow Gallery to celebrate the whimsical nature of its guesthouse with two art installations, including a large-scale mural of poppies that can be seen when taking a walk down P Street NW.
A locally owned, boutique-style guesthouse, the Poppy Georgetown, recently re-branded and continues to bloom in new ways. “The artist has created a truly remarkable piece of art that brings a pop of color and life to our outdoor space,” says Nico Vroom, Guesthouse General Manager. “As the leaves from the surrounding magnolia trees fell on the P Street Patio, the walls grew up a little and are now all dressed up for the town, thanks to Amy and her unique style. It looks inviting day and night.”
The 15-room guesthouse and gardens, located at 2616 P St. NW, is one block from Rose Park — and next to Apéro.
Coming: Pure Sweat + Float Studio on Prospect
Pure Sweat + Float Studio, “a community-focused retreat for health, healing and connection within,” plans to open its first studio in Georgetown early next year at 3345 Prospect St. NW, formerly a corner dry cleaners.
“An oasis for those seeking whole body health and to release daily stress, Pure Sweat + Float Studio will be the first wellness studio of its kind in D.C., offering both full-spectrum infrared saunas by Sunlighten, and float therapy by Superior Float Tanks,” the company tells us. “Within its wellness lounge, the studio will host events with local mavens and health leaders, as well as offer thoughtfully curated retail to complement the studio’s commitment to increased immunity and wellbeing.”
Local resident and owner Liz Baker is passionate about bringing Pure Sweat to her community, she says and adds, “After spending years working in the studios, I witnessed the positive impact both saunas and float therapy were having on members of my community — from managing stress to auto-immune diseases, uncomfortable skin issues, combat-induced PTSD and so much more. Helping others feel their best so that they could show up better for those around them became my driving force.”
Coming: Jinya Ramen in Via Umbria Space
Sam Shoja will open a seventh location in the Washington area when he brings Jinya Ramen to 1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW, formerly the space for Via Umbria, the Italian restaurant, market, and event space.
Out: NYSC Glover Park on Jan. 5
Members of Glover Park’s New York Sports Club at Wisconsin Ave. NW received the following sad, curt letter a couple of weeks ago.
“Hello NYSC Glover Park Member,
Whether you’re a long-standing member or just recently discovered our Club, we hope that our gym has helped you progress along your fitness journey. We would like to continue servicing our Glover Park members, however, with the state of commercial real estate being so challenging, we have been unable to secure a satisfactory lease agreement. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to close our Glover Park location effective January 5, 2024.
“What you need to know:
- The final day to use the Glover Park location is 1/5/24.
- Your membership will be cancelled upon Glover Park’s closure, and you will no longer have access to any locations in our network.
Please ‘Contact Us’, if you would like more information or to enroll into a new membership at one of our other locations.
“We are hopeful that when one door closes, another door opens for you and NYSC! We look forward to seeing you at another NYSC location soon!
“Improving Lives Through Fitness, Your NYSC Team”