Digging In

Class action suit targets Washington Harbour's MRP Realty

June 27, 2011

Farmers & Fishers might have been affected the most by the April flooding of Washington Harbour, saying it has no foreseeable opening date in sight, reports Washington Business Journal.

A group of Washington Harbour employees have jumped on board the class-action lawsuit against the Georgetown complex’s owner and property manager D.C.-based MRP Realty in regards to the destructive flooding that hit the warm weather mecca on April 18.

“Farmers & Fishers was totally devastated and has been completely demolished,” said a spokeswoman for Farmers & Fishers, the sister restaurant to downtown hot spot Founding Farmers. “Any possible opening date has been set for the second quarter of 2012, at the earliest.”

The restaurant formerly functioned as Agraria until it revamped its image in mid-2009 by teaming up with Farmers & Fishers by debuting a farmer-approved menu and new interior fabrics and artwork.

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Bartleby's Books to close July 2

June 22, 2011

Bartleby's Books lost lost their lease at 1132 29th St. in Georgetown when the building's owner announced unexpectedly that he was putting a restaurant in the space. The antiquarian bookstore will close on July.  The store is offering a 30% discount on its store inventory.

Like Bartleby, the store isn't really going away, but is taking a strong presence online.  Check out  Bartlebysbooks.com


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Georgetown Father’s Day 8K fun for the whole family

June 19, 2011

M Street bustled late Sunday afternoon, with its usual mix of walkers, cars, shoppers, eaters and visitors.  But just to the south, about 300 men, women and children gathered with a single purpose.  They were there to run a race, the annual 8K Father’s Day race organized by the Georgetown Running Company on M Street. 

A family of runners: Mary Parker with husband Andrew and son Greg (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) A family of runners: Mary Parker with husband Andrew and son Greg
It wasn’t just for fathers – whole families were running, mothers and fathers with their sons and daughters, along with a mix of younger and older runners, men and women.  In fact the winner, Andrew Dumm, at 24 minutes, 58 seconds, was joined by his father, Ken, and his mother, Meredith. 

The official timekeeper for the 8K, Jay Jacob Wind, and possible Olympic marathoner Michael Wardain  (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) The official timekeeper for the 8K, Jay Jacob Wind, and possible Olympic marathoner Michael Wardain
Also racing was Olympic marathon hopeful Michael Wardain. He has qualified for the 2012 trials in Houston, the next step on his way to London.

The race was along the C & O Canal, starting and ending at Potomac and Grace Streets.  After the race, the runners were treated to Georgetown Cupcakes and Skinny Water and a happy hour at nearby Chadwick's for the over-21 set.

 

 

Potomac Runners: Ephrem Minasse, John Scharer, Angela Hopkins, Bill Ewald, Judy Grobstein, Ken Loy  Caroline Merena and William Ewald (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Potomac Runners: Ephrem Minasse, John Scharer, Angela Hopkins, Bill Ewald, Judy Grobstein, Ken Loy Caroline Merena and William Ewald


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