Bryce and Mike Weaver standing in W.T. Weaver and Sons boardroom.
Just Tea & Paper, a Georgetown classic on O St.

‘We Become Part of Their Lives’

How Historic Businesses Stick Around in Georgetown

By: David Edwards

Georgetown is a historic neighborhood, founded before the District of Columbia itself, and throughout its history, has invariably grown and changed over time: eventually becoming a part of Washington, D.C., profiting from shipping businesses created by the canal, and pivoting once the shipping industry moved away.

Few businesses have seen all of Georgetown’s history, but many know what it is like to grow and change over time. W.T. Weaver and Sons, established in 1889; Martin’s Tavern, established in 1933; and Just Paper & Tea, established in 1989, have all stuck around by balancing a commitment to their founding principles and personal relationships with to community with a willingness to adapt and change with the times.

The oldest of the trio, W.T. Weaver and Sons operates as a hardware store, specializing in decorative fixtures for baths and kitchens, and has supplied Dulles Airport and Ford’s Theater with custom made hardware. Brothers Bryce and Mike Weaver own the store, now in its fourth generation of the Weaver family. Martin’s Tavern is in its third generation of family ownership, run by William Martin Jr., and boasts its own rich history featuring the iconic Kennedy booth, where JFK proposed to Jackie, along with other named booths—including one after the late Madeleine Albright—and a classic façade.

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1614 Wisconsin Ave

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1618 Wisconsin Ave

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1639 Wisconsin Ave

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1073 Wisconsin Ave

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1077 Wisconsin Ave

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1078 Wisconsin Ave

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1264 Wisconsin Ave

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1063 Wisconsin Ave

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Defenitions Fitness Studio

1050 Thomas Jefferson St

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1055 Thomas Jefferson St

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1057 Thomas Jefferson St

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