Upscale bowling alley likely to open in Georgetown Park Mall

Last week, we learned of plans for an ice skating rink on the Georgetown Waterfront. Though we might still bemoan the loss of the Pinball Museum, developers recently filed an application to create a bowling alley and restaurant on the bottom floor of the Georgetown Park Mall. It would include 12 lanes, five bocce courts, banquet rooms, […]

National Pinball Museum moving to Baltimore

It’s the end of a very short era in Georgetown’s retro arcade scene—today, the National Pinball Museum closed its doors in the Shops at Georgetown Park. According to CBS Baltimore, founder David Silverman (pictured left) says that he is closing a lease on a space near Baltimore’s inner harbor, and could move his collection there by […]

Say goodbye to the National Pinball Museum

It must have been too good to last. Only a year after beginning construction and only five months after opening its doors, the National Pinball Museum is being kicked out by new owners of the Shops at Georgetown Park. WTOP reported that museum owner David Silverman was sent a letter by Vornado Realty informing him […]

Target and Bloomingdale’s possibly coming to Georgetown

The Georgetown Current is reporting that retailers Target and Bloomingdale’s may be moving in to the Shops at Georgetown Park. Both stores are looking to occupy large spaces in the mall according to sources involved with the negotiations. If the deal goes through it would be significant progress in the previously stalled redevelopment of the […]

The Pinball Museum is coming to Georgetown

While battle over the Shops at Georgetown Park heats up, at least there’s some hope for some fun on the horizon. The National Pinball Museum is coming to the Shops, according to the Georgetown Metropolitan. David Silverman, its founder and curator, hopes to open the museum in September. “I am building it as we speak,” […]

Languishing Shops at Georgetown Park will be auctioned off next month

Ever wondered why the Shops at Georgetown Park, which sits on some of the best land in the best-trafficked shopping district in D.C., is nearly half-empty? Dueling kings of real estate, that’s why. And the situation may come to a head, the Washington Post is reporting, when the behemoth structure is sold at auction next […]

Georgetown’s Benetton, Sisley, and Ristorante Piccolo all rumored to be in trouble

Carol Joynt, the former Nathan’s owner who’s ever watchful for Georgetown businesses that are opening or folding, is reporting on her blog that Benetton and Aldo are both doing suspicious “remodeling” that indicates that they’re pulling out of Georgetown. If they indeed close for good, they’ll join a long list of big names that have […]

Store employee assaulted by shoplifters in Georgetown H&M

On Saturday evening, a female salesperson at the H&M in Georgetown was beaten and sprayed with pepper spray. The woman who assaulted her was one of four women the victim had recognized as shoplifters and had been following as they walked around the store. Unusually, the report about the incident from the Metropolitan Police Department […]

Bad news for fashionistas: Bloomingdale’s won’t be coming to Georgetown after all

Last year, the Voice got excited by the prospect of Bloomingdale’s setting up shop in the Shops at Georgetown Park on M Street, but now it looks like it’s not to be: the department store has pulled out of the project, according to a recent article in the Georgetown Current [PDF]. According to the Current, […]