Well, today must be your lucky day.
Last week, Washington City Paper‘s Lydia DePillis reported that former NFL defensive lineman Tyoka Jackson may open an International House of Pancakes in Georgetown. Jackson, who runs Jackson Investment Companies with his father and brother, already opened an IHOP in Congress Heights, and has plans to open a location in Columbia Heights.
But, don’t get too excited just yet. Jackson told City Paper that he’s also considering Deanwood, a neighborhood in Northeast D.C.
While Vox would love to make pancake runs during the school year, we don’t like Jackson’s chances. Between the Old Georgetown Board, the Neighborhood Advisory Commission, and a few ever-cranky residents, another late-night restaurant in Georgetown seems unlikely. (Remember the Philly P’s debacle?)
On the clothing front, City Paper‘s Erin Petty broke the news that Madewell will open in Georgetown later this year. The J. Crew offshoot will replace the recently shuttered Puma at 1237 Wisconsin Avenue NW. Petty describes Madewell as “downtown styles at uptown prices,” and since we’re fashion-blind we’ll take her word for it.
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