Engineered for the World: Georgetown

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Founded in 1751, this neighborhood along the Potomac River is known for its long history, delicious food, and great shopping. We just opened a new store on M Street, and during the build, we had a chance to explore the neighborhood.

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Start your day off by enjoying cappuccino and an Austrian pastry al fresco at Kafe Leopold’s in quiet Cady’s Alley, just off M Street. It’s a great spot to take a moment and relax before making your way through the shops on M street. Come back later in the day for dessert (we recommend the Sacher Torte) and a nightcap, too!

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Stroll through the residential neighborhoods and take in the lovely scent of blooming magnolias while visiting historic homes. We stopped by the Forrest-Marbury House, where President George Washington purchased land for the capital city, and the Old Stone House, the oldest structure on its original foundation in Washington, D.C.

If you wander up Wisconsin, you’ll find yourself close to the Georgetown Public Library - pop into the Peabody Room to see the special collection of Georgetown Neighborhood history.

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For a lunch spot with delicious food and lots of character, try Martin’s Tavern. You’ll find comfort food in a relaxed environment with an attentive and friendly staff. Make sure to check out the different booths commemorating famous patrons.

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In the evening, take a short stroll along the Potomac River towpath. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, make your way along the towpath during the day and head to Key Bridge Boathouse to rent a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddle board.

Whatever you get up to in Georgetown, let us know when you’re in town. We’d love to meet you and show you around the city. Our new store is open at 3306 M Street NW!

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