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In and Out of Business: Bruce Alley Operator Buys Bruce Alley Building

Bruce Alley Operator Purchases Bruce Alley Building

Famous music venue Blues Alley will remain in Georgetown. CEO Karen Snyder confirmed to The Georgetowner today that Blues Alley operator Harry Schnipper has purchased the Blues Alley building from Snyder Properties.

Georgetown commercial real estate legends Johnny Snyder and Sam Levy purchased the Wisconsin Avenue property in 1960, including the alley structure. Schnipper becomes his third owner of the alley building. Bruce Alley opened in his 1965.

Known as “The House Dizzy Built,” Bruce Alley is home to Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Mingus, Tony Bennett, Stan Getz, Eva Cassidy and Chick Corea. A major DC attraction, the club is located in a turn-of-the-century brick carriage house in an alleyway at 1073 Wisconsin Ave., NW.

of: Mahal BBQ at Sandlot Georgetown

Mahal BBQ has opened at Sandlot Georgetown — 2715 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Chef Jerome Grant brings his new American-Filipino fusion concept to the city. Entrees are served on platters or sandwiches and include BBQ Sausage, Smoked Beef Cheeks, Half Chicken, Smoked Oyster Mushrooms, and can be paired with your choice of Banana Ketchup or White BBQ Sauce, Beer Mustard, or Chili Vinegar Sauce . Mahal BBQ is held every weekend at the outdoor shipping container bar until mid-October.

In: Kai’s Gallery

The building at 1408-1410 Wisconsin Ave. NW, which 22 years ago housed the offices of The Georgetowner Newspaper, as well as a former clothing store, was purchased by Trans Empires from Snyder Properties and now houses Chi’s Gallery. are accommodated.

Reducing face-to-face time: Petit Sur

Pastry chef Ashleigh Pearson’s stylish Wisconsin Avenue boutique, Petite Soeur, opened in October, dazzling passers-by with its handcrafted chocolate display. Pearson honed his chocolate-making skills at Thomas Keller’s famous Per Se in New York City, creating his entire course of eight to 12 different bites of chocolate each day. Her pastry chef skills reflect her training at Le Cordon in Paris and her work at Marcel’s in DC. Intricately delineated bonbons in flavors such as hazelnut, passion fruit, caramel, and a clever play of s’mores, plus the classic French called sable, fudge, caramel, and chocolate bars (some with gold flecks). butter cookies beautifully arranged in a display case.

But for now, customers hoping for the opening of the Bonbon shop at 1332 Wisconsin Ave. NW will have to wait. It seems that Petit Sur cannot satisfy all the demand for sweets.

Ashleigh Pearson posted on social media: Through @petitesoeurdc, I have had the opportunity to meet and serve incredible people and organizations. We are growing much faster than expected and the commissions and corporate gifts department of our business needs to be very careful. We are no longer able to meet all retail hours as we may need to place our hands on deck. Face-to-face time needs to be fixed. I think of these as positive growing pains. We ask that you continue to support us as we grow so that we can meet the incredible demand for your beloved Bonbon and Sable her cookies!!!”

“You can place your order online any time for in-store pickup and delivery. We will continue to service and accept new corporate orders and custom consignment work. Revised times will be posted Monday. increase.”

Other bonbon news… Coming: arcay chocolate in O

Rockville-based Arcay Chocolates, with a store in Union Market, plans to expand to Georgetown at 3211 O St. NW, where cat cafe Crumbs & Whiskers once stood. Offering truffles, signature bars, shots, peels, pretzels and fruit, Arcay Chocolate is “a product of Venezuelan master chocolatier Annabella Arcay.” Arcay Chocolates is an internationally acclaimed chocolatier who has won 42 international awards, creating an atmosphere of exquisite sensory flavors and art. We offer a colorful combination of chocolates and desserts, offering a variety of wonderful and mouth-watering chocolates and desserts.With years of experience in business, Anabella Arcay is dedicated to serving every customer, taste and desire for an unforgettable fusion of art and chocolate. Or we could develop a unique business that literally caters to your needs.”

Out: Officina

Now, this closure has definitely upset some neighbors. In 2020, chef Nicholas Stefanelli joined forces with Via Umbria owners Bill and Susie His Menard to open Officina His pop-up in his Via Umbria space at 1525 NW Wisconsin Ave. Similar to flagship Officina on the Wharf, it included a shopping and dining experience unique to Stefanelli, including fine wines, artisan pastas, specialty snacks and preserved foods. We are planning to update the status of the property.

Outside: Time Mediterranean Kitchen

Founded 14 years ago in New York City by Einat Admony and Stefan Nafziger, Taïm will open its first store outside the Big Apple in Washington DC, specifically at 1065 Wisconsin Ave. NW, on August 31, 2019. Did. The Georgetown store he closed in May. Thyme, which means ‘tasty’ in Hebrew, is located at 1514 NW Connecticut Avenue at Dupont Circle, along with falafels, pitas, bowls, salads, and mezzos.

Out: Fat Munchies

“It’s the candies, snacks, and sweet cereals you love, just in bigger boxes and great flavors, along with Japanese and other East Asian sweets,” he said of the brand in the unusual shop at 1432 Wisconsin Ave. wrote to..

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