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Fit to be tried at Hugh & Crye

July 10, 2011

“A call to action against ill-fitting readymade shirts” is the mandate of Washington D.C. shirt-makers, Pranav Vora and Philip Soriano.

Gingham 120 thread count 2-ply 100% Egyptian cotton tall collar with100% silk “Arrivals” aviation-inspired tie (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Gingham 120 thread count 2-ply 100% Egyptian cotton tall collar with100% silk “Arrivals” aviation-inspired tie

Formerly on the second floor across from Cady’s Alley on M Street where they focused on online sales of men’s dress shirts, Hugh & Crye’s recent move to O Street means their new walk-in location makes finding the perfect size (one of nine based on body type) that much more convenient ... though online ordering is still welcomed.

As Pranav Vora told The Georgetown Dish, ““We’re excited about joining the retail community in Georgetown.”

A new line of “not too skinny, not too wide” silk ties has been added to their 2011 spring-summer collection of shirts.

Pranav and Philip outside Hugh & Crye's O Street shop (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Pranav and Philip outside Hugh & Crye's O Street shop

Hugh & Crye is at 3212 O Street NW #5 (behind O Salon). Tel. 202.250.3807

 


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Happy 235th America!

July 4, 2011

A sneak peek at morning preparations near the U.S. Capitol on the National Mall. As the Smithsonian Folklife Festival got underway, VIPs  were inflated and secured for the journey down Constitution Avenue for the annual National Independence Day Parade.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

 


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Fire, smoke envelope Hook and Tackle Box

June 29, 2011

Flames enveloped the rear section of Hook restaurant on M Street Georgetown Wednesday at lunch time, filling the street with billowing smoke and fumes that affected nearby shops and passers by.

Over 100 firefighters rushed to the scene as M Street was closed to traffic, causing significant back-ups, and over a dozen emergency vehicles including eight fire trucks filled the street, Constance Chatfield-Taylor, a contributor to The Georgetown Dish, reported.

Fire trucks on M Street as a fire burns at Hook (Photo by: Amy Bridges) Fire trucks on M Street as a fire burns at Hook
"I was having lunch with a client at Clyde's, and the whole thing happened before our very eyes," she said. "It was pretty scary."

Amy Bridges, corporate marketing manager at Clyde's, saw the smoke just after 12 noon and called 911 immediately.

Pete Piringer, spokesman for D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services, reported no injuries, but said the restaurant suffered significant damage, including upstairs windows that had to be smashed by emergency crews to fight the fire.

Neighboring businesses including Tackle Box and Saloon also were affected by smoke and water damage. Hook and Tackle Box were founded in August of 2006 by Jonathan and Bethany Umbel.

Shortly before 1:00 pm, fireman descending the ladder after the fire was extinguished (Photo by: Amy Bridges) Shortly before 1:00 pm, fireman descending the ladder after the fire was extinguished
Piringer said updates are available on a D.C. FEMS hotline at 202.673.3700.

5:00 PM UPDATE: STATEMENT FROM TACKLE BOX AND HOOK OWNER JONATHAN UMBEL 

The cause of today's fire in Georgetown behind Hook and Tackle Box restaurants is yet to be determined. It is believed that the fire started outside of Hook in the loading dock, however there are no official details as of yet. Owner Jonathan Umbel is waiting on an official investigation from the fire department regarding specific details on today's regrettable accident. 

"The most important thing to me is that our patrons and staff are safe and no one was harmed. We want to thank the DC fire department, which was quick and responsive to prevent any injuries to our staff, neighbors and diners. Unfortunately, both Hook and Tackle Box Georgetown are going to be closed for repairs indefinitely. We will be working feverishly to repair the buildings to have them open for business for our loyal patrons. During this difficult time, Tackle Box's Cleveland Park location will be open for business and we ask our fans to support our brand so that we may be back on our feet in Georgetown soon." - Jonathan Umbel, owner of Tackle Box and Hook.

 


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