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Bowling Anyone?

October 29, 2012

Nike Georgetown, you may want to add bowling shoes and shirts to your inventory.

According to Washington Business Journal, Vornado Realty Trust is close to leasing 30,000 square feet of the Shops at Georgetown Park to Chicago-area entertainment-restaurant chain Pinstripes, which features indoor bowling and bocce courts. Pinstripes hopes to open in the fall of 2013.

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Stogies Under the Stars Oct. 30

October 16, 2012

Attention cigar and bourbon lovers. Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown and Georgetown Tobacco present Stogies Under the Stars on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in the hotel’s courtyard garden from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Enjoy an evening of sipping and sampling blends of aged bourbon and fine tobacco. Upon arrival, guests will be treated to bourbon-inspired hors d’oeuvres and bourbon cocktails, while mingling in the hotel's twinkling courtyard garden.  Shortly thereafter, Joe Holtman of Davidoff Cigars and Connie Brieger from Four Roses Bourbon will give short presentations and demonstrations.

Guests will then be treated to a Four Roses Yellow Label, Small Batch and Single Barrel bourbon tasting, along with a Davidoff Puro d’Oro Notablecigar.

The evening winds down with a bourbon-inspired dessert created by the Fairmont’s culinary team.

Fairmont’s Cigar and Bourbon Night is $50 per person including bourbon- inspired treats, a Davidoff cigar and Four Roses Bourbon cocktails.  Space is limited.  For reservations, please call 202.457.5020

Guests may bring their own cigars.  An assortment of cigars will also be available for purchase.

The Fairmont Hotel is located at 2401 M Street.


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Georgetown Alumnus Wins MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

October 2, 2012

Award-winning author Dinaw Mengestu (C’00), Georgetown’s Lannan Chair of Poetics, has won a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation, Georgetown University announced Tuesday.

Mengestu, author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (Riverhead, 2008) and How to Read the Air (Riverhead, 2010), is among this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellows. Each of the MacArthur Grant recipients receive a phone call “out of the blue” that they will each receive $500,000 in no-strings-attached support over the next five years. Read more here.


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