Amuse Bouche

Coffee, Tea &: A Guide to Georgetown Favorites

July 13, 2014

Georgetown is a neighborhood ripe with unique boutiques and designer stores, but amidst all the shopping and bargaining, shoppers need to stop for a bite to eat and a cappuccino to sip! Read on for a breakdown of a few of the many coffee shops nestled in the hub of this city.  

Patisserie Poupon

Almond Croissant (Photo by: Christina Castro ) Almond Croissant

This quiet French patisserie is located in Book Hill, on Wisconsin Avenue between Reservoir and Q Street. This Parisian style bistro offers both deliciously effective espressos and a large selection of artisan pastries including (but not limited to) scrumptious almond croissants, fruit tarts alive with color and pain au chocolates. Their outdoor patio is an excellent little corner for catching up with an old friend amidst the tranquil atmosphere and ample space for seating. Additionally, Patisserie Poupon has freshly made salads, a delicious ham and cheese sandwich and a morning omelet selection that will leave you quite satisfied and ready to conquer the rest of your day. 

Baked & Wired

The average Baked & Wired customer is young, hip, and willing to withstand the crowded atmosphere that overwhelms this popular off M Street attraction. Recognizable by its signature pink bicycle locked outside, this café is a hot spot and for good reason. It offers coffees, lattes and famed cappuccinos, but also provides more unusual selections such as zucchini bread and even bacon cupcakes. 

Chocolate Cupcake (Photo by: m01229) Chocolate Cupcake

All radicalness aside, these delicious treats potentially rival those of Georgetown Cupcakes and Sprinkles in their creativity and quality.The nutella brownie is a fan favorite, as is their selection of Red Velvet and strawberry cupcakes that are immense and made with a specific kind of butter that leaves customers raving. If you do manage to snag a seat, the vibe is very modern and unique. Baked & Wired has a variety of plushy couches and creative artwork that makes this venue pleasing to both the eye and the stomach. Also, this café offers many gluten free options for every pastry connoisseur.


Located in the hub of Georgetown University, this college café is always packed with students and professors attached to laptops and notebooks. However, for less work-prone customers this location also offers with magazines, newspapers, a giant flat screen television and even board games.  Notable on their menu are their famed lattes, flavored coffee and refreshing peach ice tea. This location is definitely one for both getting work done and hanging out with friends. With free Wi-Fi and the first coffee refill free, the crowds are definitely worth the trip!

Saxby's Georgetown (Photo by: Bowen Murphy) Saxby's Georgetown


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Up for Renewal: The Georgetown BID

July 3, 2014

Every five years, the Business Improvement District (BID) requests extension of the organization's term for another five years, pursuant to the DC Business Improvement District Act of 1996.

The current term of the Georgetown BID will expire September 30, 2014. If the request for extension is granted, the new term will expire on September 30, 2019. All are invited to the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development's (DSLBD) public hearing for the BID's renewal application, which will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Room 120 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.  

For complete details and the public hearing notice, please click here

To view the BID's 5 Year Renewal Plan, please click here.

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Kate Spade Moves Across M Street

June 24, 2014

EastBanc, Inc. and Acadia Realty Trust announced Monday that Kate Spade New York -- the women’s upscale clothing, accessories and lifestyle retailer -- has signed a ten-year lease to occupy the retail space that once housed Juicy Couture at 3034 M Street NW.

The expansive 5,421-square-foot showroom will serve as the new location for Kate Spade New York in Georgetown. This much larger retail space, which more than doubles its original site in Georgetown, will allow Kate Spade to feature their entire line and showcase top dress and accessory designs typically found in their flagship stores.

The new Kate Spade location is slated to officially open on August 16 after necessary build-out construction.

Founded in 1996, the Kate Spade label has grown from a modest city boutique to a luxury lifestyle brand, including: vibrant home accessories, fine paper, distinctive eyewear, light fragrances and jewelry and handbags. Today the brand has more than 80 retail shops and outlet stores within the United States, two of which are located in DC, and more than 100 international locations, making it an important staple in the fashion community. 

 “The new larger placement of this prominent lifestyle brand reinforces the neighborhood’s status as a premier retail destination. We are excited to be able to retain Kate Spade in our Georgetown portfolio” said Philippe Lanier, vice president of EastBanc.






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