Business Ins + Outs
IN: a New Georgetown Dinette
Alas, Emmy and Harry have retired, sold their business and departed Georgetown. While we will surely miss Emmy’s acerbic, loud and curt wit, we will also miss Harry’s French fries and bacon cheeseburgers. The new managers, Nasser and Josh, have renovated and updated the décor of Georgetown’s favorite greasy spoon and added a new menu with a bit of a Persian twist that includes gyros. Harry still owns the property at 3206 O St., NW, and stops by once in a while to check on things.
IN: Pretty Chic
A new boutique – Pretty Chic -- opened at 1671 Wisconsin Ave., NW, and aims to provide the women of Georgetown affordable clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry. The store offers gently used consignment, vintage and new items available. Say hello to owner Sehvar Bor and store manager Blair Ringo.
IN: All We Art Studio
The art gallery, All We Art, which specializes in contemporary Latin American artists working in a range of mediums, opened last week at 1666 33rd St., NW. Its co-founders, Luisa Elena Vidaurre and Pablo Brito Altamira, are from Venezula. “With our passion for art and our love of Venezuela and its culture, it seems like a natural step to open the space with an exhibition focusing on the art of that country,” said Vidaurre and Altamira. The gallery’s inaugural exhibit, “Tierra de Gracia/Land of Grace: Venezuelan Contemporary Art,” runs through Sept. 7.
OUT: Darrell Dean Space -- and It Will Not Become a Quiznos
[UPDATED July 25 to reflect a reporting error by the Georgetowner.]
After 15 Years at 1524 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Darrell Dean Antiques & Decorative Arts is closing its store in Georgetown and moving to Kensington, Md., where it will re-open in September in a larger space. The store will have a final tag sale during the third weekend of July, Dean adds, featuring items from a “fashion designer client which includes lot of cruise ship items as well as taxidermy, Restoration Hardware dining set, etc. … The sale will also include lots of miscellaneous items from other Georgetown clients.”
The retail space – which is near the George Town Club and Café Bonaparte -- will not become a Quiznos restaurant, as incorrectly reported in the Georgetowner newspaper.