The question then becomes what will replace Nathan’s?
Given the controversy, kerfuffle and lengthy approval of the Georgetown Apple Store, I’m hoping the new comer will not be a chain establishment; the Georgetown strip has already become DC’s Mall of America.
While the corner location offers great foot traffic, Nathan’s doesn’t offer a lot of retail space. And the front door opening onto one of the busiest corners in DC is a little jarring after a nice meal or happy hour.
Personally, I’d like Nathan’s to stay mostly as it is, but with a few minor tweaks.
- A little decor revamp (ax the lacrosse helmets) A image can go a long way
- Pare down the food offerings to what you’re really, really good at
- Keep the wine and beer list simple. No need for40 red wine options
- Make your prices and specials competitive. You’re in Gtown. Money matters
Are there any shops, restaurants, etc. you’d like to take over Nathan’s?