Jonah’s Treehouse (2121 Wisconsin Ave.) is scheduled to close at the end of April, according to an April 14 letter to clients from owner Vicki Gersten. The structured play center for tots was founded “when our son Jonah was three,” Gersten wrote to parents and friends. Now, with Jonah in middle school and his two younger siblings in elementary school, “I find myself immersed in kids’ activities and increasingly ready for the next phase of my career,” she wrote. Classes will continue through April 30, according to the letter. Gersten, who has accepted a job as assistant head of the Feynman School, a private elementary school in Bethesda, did not respond to a phone call requesting comment.
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Did competition do them in? “We did not have any competition when it came to food on the strip,” says the chef. “No one had the chops, the creativity.” People in the area, she adds, preferred getting meals “delivered to their door.”
We’ll give her this: that’s a creative explanation for the restaurant’s troubles.
From the December/January 2013 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
Heritage Asia Thai Bistro (2400 Wisconsin Ave.) will close on December 15. Its sister restaurant upstairs, Heritage India, will remain open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. “We are considering other possible uses of the first-floor space,” the owners wrote in an emailed announcement. “As we explore options to showcase another type of exclusive cuisine, we invite you to follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts for the latest news.”
From the December 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
Georgetowne Lock has closed its 2201 Wisconsin Avenue storefront, but proprietor Lon Porter still offers 24-hour service through his Georgetown line, 202-625-7233. Asked why he closed his Glover Park location, Porter made joking reference to a political party in the recent New York governor’s race: “The rent is too damn high!” Porter provides discounts to senior citizens, members of the military, and those paying in cash.
Reported by Laurie England.
Glover Books & Music (2319 Wisconsin) closed over the summer, but a tennis shop expects to open in the space soon, its owner says. We ran into Ravi Shankar, owner of north Tenleytown’s Tennis Zone, outside the vacant Glover Books storefront this afternoon, as he was working to clear the building of books and other detritus left by the previous tenant. Shankar said he hoped to open his Glover Park location by October 1.
We hear Shade & Shutter Shack moved out of its longtime home at 2352 Wisconsin—a building with mysteriously crappy shutters—last month, leaving the whole property vacant. Painters spent today spiffing up the exterior.
Mr. Yogato, a local frozen-yogurt chain, had expressed interest in the building’s ground floor this spring, but as far as we’ve heard, no lease has been signed.
From the March 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
MyerEmco at 2241 Wisconsin closed last week. The 55-year-old local chain is going out of business due to the soft economy and competition from online retailers, its president told the Washington Post.
After selling off much of its inventory in an “outrageous sale” in early February, the chain worked with suppliers to keep discounted goods available through the store’s final days, store manger Mike Leonard said.