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BUSBOYS AND POETS

Being a Conscious Consumer in the District

In our hectic daily lives as Georgetown students, we can easily forget that we are also consumers — where we choose to spend our money matters. Our purchases at certain stores and restaurants not only support those establishments but their practices as well. Washington, D.C. is full of restaurants and[Read More…]

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Rosslyn’s new TargetExpress will celebrate its grand opening Saturday. The new storefront, located at 1500 Wilson Blvd., is a third of a mile from the Rosslyn Georgetown University Transportation Shuttles stop.

Target, District Taco Arrive in Rosslyn

Georgetown students now have two more reasons to trek across the Key Bridge. Target opened its latest flexible format storefront in Rosslyn Wednesday, catering to young professionals, local hotel guests and commuters. And in December, District Taco will open its seventh storefront in the same building. The new flexible format[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 1 comment Business, Business - Top
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In addition to bargain prescription and nonprescription glasses, Warby Parker’s new Georgetown storefront features artwork by poster artist Jason Munn as well as books from the eyeglass retailer’s new Warby Parker Press.

Warby Parker Launches in Georgetown

Online eyewear company Warby Parker opened a retail store in Georgetown on Sept. 26. The storefront, located at 3225 M St. NW, celebrated its launch by releasing an exclusive pair of sunglasses only available at its M Street location. The storefront displays a variety of styles of eyeglasses for customers[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Retail Killed the Rhino

Walking down M Street amid the designer retailers and high-end restaurants, it is often difficult to remember that Georgetown is and will always be a neighborhood. All of us value Georgetown for its history and unique character, but the community recognizes that this famous character is also rapidly changing. Higher[Read More…]

by March 2, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Georgetown Business Improvement District discussed the neighborhood’s shift from restaurants to chain retailers at its November meeting.

M Street Restaurants Lose Out to Retail

Restaurants have historically colored the history of the Georgetown neighborhood: John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie in Martin’s Tavern, and Barack took Michelle out for a birthday dinner at Café Milano. However, the recent rise of retail stores over the last decade has forced Georgetown’s traditional restaurant scene to take[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments City News, News
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The old Prospect lot will be converted into a retail hub called Prospect Place, pending approvals.

New Retail Hub Will Replace Prospect Lot

One of Georgetown’s oldest parking lots, located at 3320 Prospect St. NW across from Café Milano, will soon be replaced by a new retail center called Prospect Place. The current 82-space parking garage will make way for 27,600 feet of retail space; a 101-space parking garage will lie underground. The[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 0 comments City News, News
M Street’s Retail Takeover

M Street’s Retail Takeover

As students settle in on the Hilltop this week, they may notice sweeping changes to Georgetown storefronts. Over the summer, local businesses — most notably restaurants — have announced closure as new retailers prepare to take their place this fall. Serendipity 3, Chadwicks and Neyla are among those now absent[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Better Than Plastic: Confronting Issues of Body Image

I had never worked in sales before. Before this year, my only work experience was limited to babysitting and teaching. But I wanted a job — a real job where I would at last be a working woman. I walked down M Street, searching for “help wanted” signs and some[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
COURTESY GRLA

John Galantic, president and chief operating officer of Chanel Inc., speaks in Gaston Hall. GRLA places a strong focus on bringing notable speakers to campus.

Well-Suited for Luxury

Since its conception in January 2012, the Georgetown Retail and Luxury Association has aimed to bring the world of luxury business to the Hilltop. The group has brought numerous impressive speakers to campus, and it all started when President Edouard Freda (MSB ’15) and Vice President Tiara Kawser (MSB ’15)[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
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M: Past and Present

In 1985, small-businesses owner Moses Robbins, closing down his Georgetown clothing store after almost 15 years, envisioned the downfall of the neighborhood’s retail district. “Georgetown will eventually become another sleepy mall, with the successful stores being the chains,” he told The Washington Post at the time. The evidence today points[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 1 comment Features, Guide - Top, The Guide