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From the December 2014-January 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Columbia Mirror & Glass of Georgetown (2212 Wisconsin Ave.) will close its Glover Park location by the end of this month after 34 years. A planned rent increase was the reason, according to an employee. The business has found a new home in Springfield, Virginia.

The storefront won’t remain empty, though. Next door neighbor Georgetown Carpet (2208 Wisconsin Ave.) will be expanding into the space, its manager tells us. Both buildings are owned by KBK Associates of Potomac, according to city property records.

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From the October 2014 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

The Holiday Inn Georgetown (2101 Wisconsin Ave.) is on the market, according to Bisnow. “Interested buyers have redevelopment in mind,” the real-estate news site reports. The hotel, which sits midway between Safeway (1855 Wisconsin Ave.) and Whole Foods (2323 Wisconsin Ave.), could become home to “a mixed-use, grocery-anchored project,” the site states.

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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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