A sign on the door of Einstein Brothers Bagels (2233 Wisconsin Ave.) says the new shop will open for business on October 23. The storefront has been vacant since Fan Fair and Vespa closed in late 2008.
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On Friday, October 4, Breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave.) will host a walk-a-thon registration drive to benefit Friendship Place, a nonprofit human service agency in Northwest DC. From 4 to 8 p.m., you can learn more about the agency’s services and sign up to support it in this year’s Help the Homeless walking event. (If you can’t attend tonight, you can still support Friendship Place by visiting hthwalks.org.)
For more information about Friendship Place, contact Zachary Tobler at 202-431-7567 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Elements Fitness and Wellness Center (2233 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 217) will celebrate its recent renovation with a public event on Friday, September 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. “Experience Pilates and Gyrotonic exercise, massage, Reiki, Feldenkrais, and other healing and body work methods Elements has to offer,” the invitation states. “Watch local dancers work, meet others interested in wellness, enjoy munchies and beverages and put your name in our raffle.” Prizes will include free Pilates sessions, free massages, and a 10% discount on “accelerated breakthrough” life coaching with Elizabeth Goll Lerner of Your Inspired Choices. For more information, call 202-333-5252 or visit elementscenter.com.
Look out Bruegger’s: Einstein Bros. Bagels is coming at you. This morning, the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment approved the Colorado-based chain’s application to open a restaurant at 2233 Wisconsin Ave., in the former Vespa and Fan Fair spaces, which have been vacant since 2008. As we reported in March, Einstein’s needed a special zoning exception because its use of disposable silverware and food-warming equipment (specifically a soup warmer, convection oven, and panini press) classified it as a fast-food restaurant, which is limited to 18 seats. Einstein’s architectural plans call for a dining room with 55 seats, plus seating for 27 more outdoors.
According to the website of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, today’s zoning decision clears the way for the Einstein’s building permit application to be approved. A spokeswoman for Einstein Bros. did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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.
On March 23 from 1 to 3 p.m., five Glover Park chefs will go huevo a huevo for the title of best deviled-egg maker in the neighborhood. Whole Foods Market (2323 Wisconsin Ave.) is hosting the contest, in which shoppers will sample the contenders and vote for their favorite. Chefs from Mayfair & Pine (2218 Wisconsin Ave.), Slate Wine Bar & Bistro (2404 Wisconsin Ave.), Bourbon (2348 Wisconsin Ave.), and Breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave.) will compete with a Whole Foods staffer for top honors.
UPDATE: Mayfair & Pine and Breadsoda dropped out of the contest, and Whole Foods staffers submitted two different entries. The winner was a smoked salmon deviled egg from the Whole Foods seafood team.
“From Monday, Jan. 14 through Monday, Jan. 21, the D.C. Council is allowing some restaurants and bars to stay open 24 hours a day and serve alcohol until 4 a.m.,” The Washington Post reports. “Being authorized to stay open late doesn’t guarantee that a bar will definitely be open around the clock for a full week…. It just means an establishment can stay open later if the owner chooses, or if the place is booked for a special event.”
On the list of 154 bars approved for extended hours were four in Glover Park:
Bourbon (2348 Wisconsin Avenue, NW),
Breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Avenue, NW),
Good Guys (2311 Wisconsin Avenue, NW), and
Mason Inn (2408 Wisconsin Avenue, NW).
Einstein Bros Bagels, which lost its spot at 1815 Wisconsin Ave. last year due to a major renovation, has leased the vacant Fan Fair and Vespa storefronts at 2233 Wisconsin Ave., according to a Georgetown Metropolitan commenter who goes by the handle “Downtown Dave.” The new location should open “in a few months,” he writes. The adjacent storefronts at Georgetown Plaza have been vacant since Vespa and Fan Fair closed in late 2008. We’ve emailed Einstein’s for comment and will update this post when/if they respond.
Elements Fitness & Wellness Center (2233 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 217) is hosting a class on essential oils at 12:15 pm on Saturday, July 14. Students will learn what essential oils are and how they are made, as well as “the science and research that is being done on these amazing natural medicines,” according to a post on the Glover Park Yahoo newsgroup. “Sue Stewart will also show you how to use the oils for sleeping better, managing your stress, digestion troubles, kids’ health issues, and improving your moods.”
To sign up, email email@example.com.
From the March 2012 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
Bad news for sandwich fans: Potbelly isn’t coming. The quirky chain eatery had its eyes on the former Vespa space at 2233 Wisconsin Ave.—and even secured a building permit to renovate the vacant storefront—but it never signed a lease and “is no longer pursuing this location,” according to spokesperson Jennifer Jaacks.
We have no idea why this particular lease wasn’t signed, but since Vespa closed in 2008, we’ve heard of several businesses that were interested in leasing the space but couldn’t seal a deal. It’s almost as if the landlord, Oliver Carr Properties, doesn’t want to rent it. (A Carr representative did not respond to our request for comment.)