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Betsey Johnson publicist Jenny Zinn, front and center, and other employees made the M Street Betsey Johnson store a must-see and fun destination.
Robert Devaney
Betsey Johnson publicist Jenny Zinn, front and center, and other employees made the M Street Betsey Johnson store a must-see and fun destination.

STACHOWSKI MARKET AND DELI OPENS AT 28TH & P

Stachowski Market and Deli has opened in the former Griffin Market space at 1425 28th Street (at the corner of P Street). Jamie Stachowski has been selling his sausages and other meats at nearby Rose Park and elsewhere. The shop is sparsely decorated for now but offers sandwiches, including Italian sausage, pastrami and kielbasa. Its cases displays various cuts of beef, duck and pork. Chairs, coffee and other sundries are on their way. It is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

BETSEY JOHNSON DECLARES BANKRUPTCY; M STREET STORE LOOKS TO CLOSE

News reports and Facebook updates flashed: fashion designer Betsey Johnson’s chain of stores went bankrupt April 26. Most of the 63 freestanding boutiques will close. The fate of the M Street store is uncertain, according to a store employee, but it does not look good. “Johnson won’t be losing her job — but as many as 350 store workers will after the May 8 liquidation,” reported the New York Daily News. Women’s Wear Daily reported the designer will retain control of the Betsey Johnson clothing label. The flashy, pink and fun scene near the Old Stone House may soon close. Stop by this week to say good-bye.

TASTE OF GEORGETOWN MOVED TO JUNE 2

The popular Taste of Georgetown, usually held in October, will next set up its serving tables along Wisconsin Avenue on June 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants include many of the best and most liked So, be sure to tag the date in your calendar. Visit (http://GeorgetownDC.com)[www.GeorgetownDC.com] or (http://TasteofGeorgetown.com)[TasteofGeorgetown.com] for details.

NEW RESTAURANT COMING TO GLOVER PARK: The empty space at 2317 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., which once held Margarita’s, is slated to become a District Noodles. The Vietnamese restaurant is owned by Jennifer Hoang and her fiancé, Marc Farmer. Next to the Tennis Zone store and Whole Foods, the eatery will serve sandwiches along with rice bowl dishes and should open in four or six months.

MOVED: MERIDIAN HEALTH & RELAXATION moved from The Shops at Georgetown Park to Book Hill on 1673 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.

URBAN DADDY D.C. PICKS ALL GEORGETOWN SHOPS FOR DERBY DAYS

The hip, up-to-date website, Urban Daddy, listed shops for Derby Day clothes last week. All the shops it cited are in Georgetown: “The Right Clothes for Derby Day . . . you might be headed to the Gold Cup. Or you might ensconce yourself at a downtown hotel bar to take in the Derby. Either way, horses will be involved. (Also: bourbon.) And you’ll want to look the part. No, not like a jockey. With this stuff.” The UD list: Rag & Bone at 3067 M St., N.W.; Vineyard Vines, 1225 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.; Jack Wills, 1097 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.; Lost Boys, 1033 31st St., N.W.; Brooks Brothers, 3077 M St., N.W.

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