by Tim Regan January 11, 2016 at 10:00 am 1 Comment

Pitango Gelato

Though Pitango Gelato closed its location at 1451 P Street NW last week, the company’s CEO is plotting a comeback in Logan Circle.

“Basically our lease was up, we moved our equipment out and we are looking for a larger location,” Pitango Gelato CEO Noah Dan told us. “We are in discussions a with few landlords in the area, but nothing is ready for announcement yet.”

Though Dan said the company’s gelato sales “remain strong,” he added that the location “took a hit on the beverage sales in [the] recent year” and was disadvantaged by its limited seating.

When asked whether the frozen dessert shop felt the heat from nearby Dolcezza (1418 14th St. NW), Dan had this to say: “People know the difference between our product and a factory dipping store.”

Where do you think Pitango Gelato should open its next store? Weigh in by leaving a comment below.

by Tim Regan October 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm 1,126 8 Comments

Dupont Circle YMCA, photo via Street View

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington has sold its Dupont Circle facility to a developer and will close on Dec. 31, the nonprofit announced today.

YMCA’s board of directors sold the building at 1711 Rhode Island Avenue NW to real estate developer Akridge, said YMCA spokeswoman Jackie Dilworth. The building has housed a YMCA facility for 37 years.

According to the press release, the sale is part of the nonprofit’s effort to “serve more region-wide residents and provide more volunteer and employment opportunities, thus increasing its impact in the region.”

Additionally, the nonprofit said proceeds from the sale will help fund the revitalization of other YMCA facilities in the District and help reinvest in family-facing programs, pay off debt and possibly help fund the opening of a new YMCA somewhere in the city.

Photo via Google Street View

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