A new yoga studio has opened at 2201 Wisconsin Ave., next to Wide World of Wines. Yoga District “offers affordable and by-donation yoga classes in community-run yoga centers committed to eco-friendly practices,” according to its website. The storefront space had been vacant since 2010. It was previously occupied by Georgetowne Lock.
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From the May 2013 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
Last month we reported that the Tennis Zone building (2319
Wisconsin Ave.) was seeking a retail tenant. But that doesn’t mean the
tennis store is leaving, says Remy Esquenet, who bought the property
in January for $1.2 million. (If Esquenet’s name sounds familiar, it
might be because he also owns 2317 Wisconsin Ave., the home of Sprig
& Sprout.) Esquenet hopes to expand the building to accommodate a
second tenant. Tennis Zone “may stay where they are,” Esquenet tells
us. “They may move up to the second floor.”
Esquenet provided architectural sketches of front and side views for a potential expansion.
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.
Balance Gym co-founder Graham King has a new venture at the Savoy Suites Hotel (2505 Wisconsin Ave.): Roam Fitness, an indoor/outdoor training gym. “Our motto, Fitness Without Boundaries, stems from the belief that health and wellness should not be confined to the four walls of a gym,” King tells us. “Our signature program ‘OutRun’ gets people out of the gym and into DC’s open spaces like Rock Creek Park, the Tow Path, Roosevelt Island, etc. We never take the same route, and we incorporate the obstacles we find along the way into the workout. For example, in a 4-mile run we will stop along the way for pushups, pullups, squats…and stump jumping.” Inside the hotel, a new gym facility features free weights and cardio machines as well as functional fitness equipment such as sandbags, hurdles, kettlebells, and gymnastic rings, King says.
Monthly gym memberships start at $50, and individual classes cost $25 each. But Roam Fitness is currently offering free trial memberships that last through the end of May and include unlimited classes. To sign up, click here.
Yoga District is opening a “new little neighborhoody Glover Park street studio” at 2201 Wisconsin Ave. in May, according to the Georgetown Patch. The building is currently home to Hair Lounge Salon, Natuzzi Italia, and Ligne Roset.
The local five-studio chain offers affordable, community-based classes as well as a work-study program. From its website: “Each Yoga District studio is run by community members from the studio’s surrounding neighborhood. These community members volunteer 4 hours a week doing anything from providing legal advice to washing cups, from watering plants to signing in students. These volunteers are the backbone of Yoga District. They are a huge reason why Yoga District is able to offer yoga to DC for $10 or less for more than five years.” For more information on this program, visit yogadistrict.com.
From the April 2013 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
Heads & Nails manicure salon recently opened in the first floor of 2352 Wisconsin Ave., the former home of Shade & Shutter Shack. A massage therapy studio called Massage Escape Spa is planning to occupy the building’s second and third floors.
The new Sweetgreen at 2200 Wisconsin Ave. seems to be serving its salads and fro-yo today, according to a tipster.
Meanwhile, a “for lease” sign has gone up in the basement space in the same building, which BodySmith had told us they’d be moving back into after a side door was constructed. “A week or so ago, at night the equipment and flooring were removed,” another tipster emailed us. (We work long hours across town! We love our tipsters.) “Tonight, there is a ‘For Lease’ sign on the W Street door to the BodySmith space advertising space ideal for retail showroom or personal fitness.” A representative for BodySmith confirmed to us that the gym will not be returning to Glover Park.
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Glover Park Hardware and Washington Sports Club will remain open during a major revamp of their home at 2251 Wisconsin Ave., according to Gordon Nielsen of Summit Commercial Real Estate. Nielsen and business partner Guy d’Amecourt recently brokered the complex’s sale to a joint venture of Altus Realty Partners, Chesapeake Realty Partners, and Ellisdale Construction for $20.1 million.
The buyers plan to install a new glass facade and renovate the retail space, which includes a vacant storefront formerly leased by MyerEmco. In addition, they will construct an 81-unit apartment building with two levels of underground parking on land now covered by a rear parking lot. “The apartments will average 635 square feet with a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units looking to target young professionals,” states a press release provided by Nielsen. “The property overlooks the parkland of the Naval Observatory and Vice President’s residence.” The garage will include 97 parking spaces, Nielsen said, but he did not know how many of these would be reserved for tenants.
The website of Brown Craig Turner architectural firm has more images of the planned apartment complex:
And Chesapeake Realty Partners posted its own rendering:
UPDATE: Construction on the facade is to begin this July, with the residential units in the rear completed by July 2014, the Georgetown Patch reports.
The home of Glover Park Hardware and the Washington Sports Club will be renovated, and an additional building with 81 dwelling units will be constructed on the property, according to a report in the Washington Business Journal. The project at 2251 Wisconsin Ave. has garnered $39 million in financing. More details as they develop.