Ins and Outs
This week, Georgetown seems to be full of “ins” with no “outs.”
Pinkberry’s long-awaited Georgetown location at 3288 M St. opened partially Monday night, handing out free samples to frozen yogurt fans for one hour between 5 and 6 p.m. The event was a small taste of what’s to come in fall when Pinkberry will officially open shop.
Not far from Georgetown Ministry, Jack Wills university outfitters has signed its lease is prepping for a year-end opening near the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street (1079 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., next to Serendipity 3). The two-story shop will cater to a student clientele with a mix of "Britain's rich history and culture, juxtaposed with a heavy dose of the hedonistic college lifestyle." (Oh, great . . .) Jack Wills cannot be all bad-boy, though: It was the official apparel supplier to the Foundation Polo Challenge at Santa Barbara Polo Club, July 9 – you know, the one where Prince William's team won as wife Kate looked on – which benefited the American Friends of the Foundation of Prince William & Prince Harry.
Another Jack, Jack Spade that is, could be in Georgetown by September at an undisclosed, according to Georgetown Patch. The chain, which is owned by Liz Claiborne, is mostly recognized for its bags designed for men, although the stores do carry clothing and accessories as well. Jack Spade grew out of its sister store, Kate Spade, a handbag store for women started by husband and wife Andy and Kate Spade. According to their website, the bags – both men’s and women’s – are inspired by a classic, practical look that is not short on style.
Finally, Good Stuff Eatery, Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn’s not-so-average burger joint, is planning to open a third location in Georgetown according to an interview with Micheline Mendelsoh, sister and PR representative to Spike, in Washingtonian. Their first location on Capitol Hill will be followed by a second in Crystal City, with the Georgetown location opening after that somewhere on M Street.