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From the November 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Town Hall (2340 Wisconsin Ave.) now hosts a trivia contest every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. The game is free to enter, and prizes have included gift certificates to the restaurant, concert tickets, Nats tickets, bikes, and other desireable giveaways.

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From the November 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

The Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS) that runs along Wisconsin Avenue is no longer making a ruckus, we hear. Residents of condos on the route had been noticing disruptive engine noise since the 16-vehicle fleet was replaced last spring. But shortly after the Gazette conveyed those concerns to the university’s veep of planning and facilities, the situation was investigated and rectified. Kudos to G.U.


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From the October 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

New diesel-powered Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS) buses are causing a racket along their Wisconsin Avenue route, according to someone who lives and works nearby. The fleet of 16 buses, which stop in the 2100 and 2200 blocks of Wisconsin before heading south to campus, was replaced last winter. That’s when residents of condo units at 2111 Wisconsin Ave. started noticing loud, roaring engine noise from GUTS buses several times an hour, a tipster tells us. Calls and emails of complaint to the university’s Office of Transportation Management have yielded no noticeable action, the tipster added.

Robin Morey, vice president of planning and facilities for the university, told us that he had not heard any complaints about the the buses, but that now that he is aware of neighbors’ concerns, he would investigate. Georgetown maintains a 24/7 community help line for neighborhood residents with quality-of-life concerns at 202-687-8413.

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Reed Landry and Fritz Brogan, both owners of The Mason Inn (2408 Wisconsin Ave.), will open a “modern American restaurant” together at 1336 U Street, according to the Washington Business Journal. The two men also co-own Mission Mexican restaurant (1606 20th St.) in Dupont Circle and  the Georgetown nightclub Chinese Disco (3251 Prospect Ave.), formerly known as George. The pair have no plans to close Mason Inn, the paper reports. Last we heard, talks on a possible move from Mason Inn’s current location to 2412 Wisconsin Ave.—the vacant former home of JP’s Lounge—were ongoing.

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Intriguing ad popped up on Craigslist recently:

Glover Park/Georgetown Restaurant for sale – $275000 (Glover Park/Georgetown)

Fully operational restaurant for sale in Glover Park/Georgetown. Fully equipped kitchen. 30 seat dining room. Averages $15k in weekly sales.

Dry storage in basement. 3 room office/apartment on second floor.

If you know more, do tell in the comments!

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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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