Based on this graphic, it’s pretty apparent what people come to Georgetown to do: shop and eat.
Georgetown Metropolitan reports that 73% of the businesses in the neighborhood are independent. This percentage drops to 41% only a block from Wisconsin Ave. and M St.
There have also been fewer store closings, but there was still a net loss of 13 stores. The majority of store closings were independent businesses.This year saw the closing of Commander Salamander, and the openings of stores like Madewell, Barbour, and City Sports.
Within the next year, it is reported that businesses such as Brooks Brothers, All Saints, Calvin Klein, Rag & Bone, and Serendipity3 will be opening locations in Georgetown.
If you thought Michael Scott’s “Lazy Scranton” was painful, just wait ’til you see “MBA McDonalds.” An MBA website discovered this gem, which some Georgetown students produced in 2006 about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, and posted it on this year’s Christmas Day as a kind of present.
“Stuck in the Car Barn with nothing to eat
Let’s hit up Wisemiller’s across the street
Coffee – no, donuts – no, bagel, Chicken Madness
I love to eat off that menu of badness.”
I always thought the “representation” part would come before the “no taxation” part on DC’s license plate, but the 2008 Sales Tax Holiday, which kicks off at midnight tonight and runs until the 10th, suggests otherwise.
All clothes, shoes, accessories, and school supplies under $100 per item are eligible for exemption from the District’s 5.75% sales tax. The exemption is well-timed to give locals a break on back-to-school shopping, but there’s no reason you can’t take advantage of it, too.