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Billy Reid Clothing Store Coming to M Street Billy Reid, the men’s and women’s clothing store with Southern roots, will be taking over the empty space of Uno Pizzeria’s Chicago Grill at 3211 M St., NW. The store also sells antiques. Most stores are in Alabama and Texas. The D.C. Billy Reid will its second north of the Potomac River; it has a New York store. The large build- ing also comes with a liquor license, which may explain why Billy Reid chose the spot. “There are also plans to have the retail space hold live performances and evening affairs, which is a signature in all of Reid’s establishments,” reported the Washington Post last year.
Business Group Kicks Off 2013 at the George Town Club The Georgetown Business Association held its first board and committee meetings of 2013 Jan. 16 at the George Town Club on Wisconsin Avenue and then kicked back with an “Inaugural Kick-Off Reception” at the Club Room, which filled with members, old and new, and with guests for a lively evening of camaraderie along with food and drink. In gearing up for this year’s business efforts, the association is calling for volunteers to help with various committee assignments: membership, events, marketing and communications, safety, economic devel- opment and small business, governance and legislative. To serve on any of these committees, contact the Georgetown Business Association, 3233 K St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 -- 202-640-1279 or e-mail: info@gtownbusiness. com.
Kavanagh’s Closing for Fancier Italian Eatery Here’s a news blast from neighborhood blog Popville: Another new restaurant is coming to Glover Park. Restauranteur Adam Hiltebeitel tells me that he is bringing Arcuri to 2400 Wisconsin Ave, NW. He says Arcuri will be “an energetic restaurant serving American food inspired by Italian traditions” and should open in early 2013.
2400 Wisconsin Ave is home to a few res- taurant including Heritage India but Arcuri will be taking over the lower level, currently home to Kavanagh’s Pizza Pub.
Third Edition Holds Its Last Parties The Third Edition has a few Thursday parties left to say goodbye. Whether it will be renamed El Centro, as its new partnership includes the Sandoval Group, remains unclear. “It’s been a great run, and it has a great history,” owner Greg Talcott said of Third Edition. “But it’s time to put a new face on it.”
Take Unwanted Furs to Coats for Cubs Before you toss the fur that either you no longer want or is in bad shape, take it over to Buffalo Exchange to contribute to its Coats for Cubs drive.
The annual drive aims to collect furs and redistribute them to wildlife rehabilitation pro- grams across the country. Rehab centers use the donated furs as bedding for wild animals, such as raccoons, foxes or even cubs, that have been orphaned or injured. Your unwanted furs can make a natural bedding more suitable than blankets for wild animals.
Buffalo Exchange, the family-owned and -operated fashion resale retailer, took over the program from the Humane Society of the United States in 2006, when financial cuts forced it to discontinue the program. Since then, Buffalo Exchange and the Humane Society have col- lected more than 7,500 furs.
Donations of real fur coats, accessories, trims and shearlings can be dropped off at Buffalo Exchange’s Georgetown location at 3279 M St., NW, or at its 14th Street location. The drive runs through April 22, Earth Day.