Posts Tagged “Nathans”
Jan 10 2011
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Mar 08 2010
After Nathan’s closed in July, the building at Wisconsin & M has remained empty, with plenty of rumors as to who would be moving in. Looks like we need wonder no longer!
According to local blogger K Street Kate, popular New York restaurant Serendipity 3 will be opening a branch in Georgetown as soon as this Spring. Local owners Rodrigo Garcia and Britt Swan have reportedly already signed a lease for the building.
Serendipity 3 is known and loved for its decadent desserts, but also has a wide selection of savory menu items, including macaroni and cheese pizza and footlong hotdogs.
Let’s hope it opens before the semester ends so we can try it out!
Photo from Carol Joynt’s Blog
Jan 06 2010
Plans for the interior of the renovated Georgetown Library
Georgetown Metropolitan has a writeup of all the new and returning restaurants, businesses, and attractions that we can expect to open in Georgetown in 2010. The post, inexplicably entitled “2010: The Year That Will Be,” lists the following as establishments that will open this year:
Georgetown Metropolitan also lists a number of spots which may or may not see change in the coming year. Something may open up in the old Nathan’s restaurant location, possibly a steak frites place and the old Georgetown Theater property is for sale. And Pottery Barn is closing its Georgetown Store, he reports.
The Washington Business Journal has also reported that a new cafe will open in what used to be a gallery space at 1639 Wisconsin Avenue.
Photo from DCLibrary.Org
Dec 17 2009
I’ve wanted to grab a burger at BGR The Burger Joint ever since the Voice‘s Cyrus Bordbar gave their Dupont location a rave review.
But I’m nice and cosy in my Georgetown bubble, thank you very much. Which is why I was excited when a source told Vox they’d heard that BGR was a candidate to fill the old Nathan’s location at Wisconsin and M St.
Alas, BGR founder Mark Bucher emailed Vox this morning to tell us that it’s never to be. But there is some good news:
“Unfortunately, BGR isn’t going into the old Nathan’s spot. We are scouting [G]eorgetown very hard for a site, and that’s probably where the rumor started,” he wrote.
Vox will keep you posted on the BGR situation. Until then, make do with the torturously tantalizing slideshow of burgers BGR displays on its website.
Photo from that damn website.
Dec 11 2009
A week ago, Carol Joynt, who owned Nathan’s on Wisconsin Ave. and M Street before it closed this past July, wrote on her blog that she’s heard that a restaurant is moving into the Nathan’s space—and trying to illegally assume use of her liquor license in the process.
“You might think that can’t happen in our communal village but unfortunately it can, with many underhanded assists, especially from folks downtown,” she wrote. “My rights have been getting stomped on like the grapes in a barrel after harvest.”
Since then, attempts to transfer the license that were before the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board have been stopped.
The real mystery is, what’s moving into to the location? Georgetown Metropolitan has heard that it’s “a steak frites place run by Tom Gregg, president of the Alexandria-based … Cuisine Solutions.” A BGR The Burger Joint is another possibility.
Neighborhood leaders who are involved in the process are keeping mum on the potential restaurateur, and neither rumored buyer has denied or confirmed that they are moving in, but Vox will keep you posted as it learns more.
Photo from Carol Joynt’s Blog
Jul 07 2009
Joynt interviewing Dan Rather at Nathans during a Q & A Cafe session
Nathans Restaurant, a veritable Georgetown institution located at the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Ave, will be closing this Sunday. Owner Carol Joynt has been publicly struggling with her landlords recently, and announced the closing on her blog yesterday:
Nathans was founded in 1969 by Carol’s husband, Howard. When he passed away in 1997, Carol took over the restaurant (as well as a huge amount of debt).
In 2001, Carol, who had worked as a producer for Larry King Live before taking over the restaurant, started hosting the weekly “Q & A Cafe” series which allowed prominent Washingtonians and politicians come to Nathans and be interviewed alongside diners.