Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Restaurant/beauty shop/skating rink (!?!) coming to 3630 Georgia Ave!?

This is pretty wild. The other day I walked past 3630 Georgia Avenue NW, the long vacant storefront between DC Reynolds and what used to be Walter's Sports Bar and noticed a lot of new permits in the window. They were for an incoming restaurant, beauty shop, and skating rink. Yes, a skating rink. The permits are below.

We heard earlier in the year that an Ethiopian restaurant had applied for permits for this space, so I wonder if they'll also having skating?

The place is two floors, so maybe the restaurant/skating rink is going on the first floor (and basement, if there is one?) and the beauty shop is upstairs? That's how Looking Glass is, with an upstairs beauty shop. According to the city's records, the building was sold in May to "JAMAL'S GEORGIA ROW LLC" which seems to be a misspelling of Douglas Jemal, who runs Douglas Development Co., which also owns neighboring 3628 Georgia, which is DC Reynolds.

The permit applications are all filed by 3632 Georgia Avenue LLC, which also ran the now-closed Walters Sports Bar that was next door, which is odd. The former Walters Sports Bar next door has permits in the window for what is soon to be Marrakech Moroccan restaurant.
I've reached out to Douglas Development for more info.

UPDATE: Walters was a slightly different LLC, 3632 Georgia Hospitality LLC, so they are unrelated. My mistake. It's also possible someone goofed with the skating rink permit, but we shall see.

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