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Theodores (2233 Wisconsin Ave.) is holding a clearance sale from Saturday, May 24 through Monday, May 26 at the Georgetown Holiday Inn (2101 Wisconsin Ave.). “This means you can expect some major deals, such as up to 70% off EVERYTHING,” the sale flier states. In addition, many items are discounted at the store this week, for those who will be traveling during the Memorial Day weekend.

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If you just want a smidge of frozen yogurt (or a mountain, with no guff) visit sweetFrog, the new self-serve, pay-by-the-ounce frozen yogurt shop at 1737 Wisconsin Ave. The Richmond-based chain has 300 locations in the U.S., U.K., and the Caribbean, but the store near the Social Safeway marks its first D.C. franchise. “sweetFrog is frozen yogurt your way; you determine what goes in your cup, so every creation is perfect,” said company spokesman James Denison in a press release. The shop offers more than 20 flavors and an extensive toppings bar.

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The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board yesterday voted to allow The Mason Inn (2408 Wisconsin Ave.) to serve alcohol on a new rooftop deck. Construction permits will be filed this week, and the deck should open in September, says co-owner Fritz Brogan. The bar’s ownership agreed to several noise-reduction measures—including encircling the deck with a wall—to resolve formal protests filed by Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3B and a group of near neighbors. “We’re excited for the rooftop to open,” says Brogan. “We’re glad we were able to find common ground with the ANC, and we’re looking forward for the rooftop being a place that all of our Glover Park neighbors can enjoy.”

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After more than two weeks of silence in the face of a public uproar over the end of the lease at Max’s Best Homemade Ice Cream (2416 Wisconsin Ave.), landlords Gail and Barbara Bassin plan to release a statement on the matter by this time tomorrow, their attorney tells Washingtonian. 

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From the April 2013 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Late last year, Einstein Bros. Bagels applied for a building permit to construct a 55-seat restaurant at 2233 Wisconsin Ave., in the former home of Vespa and Fan Fair. Because the proposed restaurant would use disposable utensils and food-warming equipment, it is considered a fast food establishment under District zoning regulations. This means it needs a zoning exception to operate at its proposed location. In early March, Einstein applied for this exception, and its zoning case is scheduled to be heard on June 4.

Einstein’s had a shop near Safeway until the middle of 2011, when it closed due to redevelopment of the property. Joseph A. Bank clothiers now occupies that space.

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Custom TV Solutions Goodbye“After over 25 years in Glover Park our lease is up,” reads a sign in the window of Custom TV Solutions (2428 Wisconsin Ave.) this morning. “We will continue to sell great audio and the new super slim TVs with beautiful installations” from a new shop at 1301 35th St. NW.

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Sad tidings from the Prince of Petworth blog: The Dog Shop (1625 Wisconsin Ave.) will be closing in a few weeks. In the meantime, dog supplies are 30% off and cat supplies are 75% off. :(

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The newly expanded shopping arcade at 1815 Wisconsin Ave., next door to (and owned by) Safeway, will be home to a Noodles & Company fast food shop and one of the area’s first two locations of The Dry Bar, a blowouts-only hair salon, the DCMud blog reports. Construction of The Dry Bar is expected to begin on August 2, the blog states.

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The cemetery at 35th St. and Wisconsin Ave. “serves as a solemn gatekeeper to the neighborhood of Glover Park,” writes Jonathan Gillis in the Georgetown Hoya. “Inside, however, Holy Rood is a treasure trove of American history. Home to the remains of former slaves, Irish and German immigrants and at least one veteran of the Revolutionary War, the graveyard is also, strangely enough, the property of Georgetown University.” Gillis—and his main source Carlton Fletcher, Glover Park’s neighborhood historian—provide an enlightening look at the past and possible future of this hallowed (and valuable) ground.

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From the November 2011 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

A police officer driving north in a blue Chevy Impala hit a 30-year-old Glover Park woman—and her dog—while they were crossing Wisconsin Ave. in the crosswalk at 35th St. on October 5, according to a police report. The woman was taken to George Washington University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The incident is under investigation by the police department’s Major Crash Unit.

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