What’s Next for the Former Blue Banana
For the past few days, I’ve been having neighbor’s ask me if I was aware of the scuttlebutt that the Blue Banana was going to reopen as the Petworth Patio. The short answer is yes. The longer answer is this:
I was first alerted on August 8th that a rumor was circulating in the area that a new “K Street Lounge”-type of establishment under the name Petworth Patio might be opening at 3632 Georgia Avenue. As nothing was definite — I chose not to post anything until I’d had a chance to meet with the new business operators and separate fact from fiction. I’m happy to report that I have met with the interested parties and have some actual facts.
Let’s start with the name. While Petworth Patio was an early contender for a relaunch, I can genuinely report that the operators are open to suggestions and have not settled on a name at this time. In fact, if you have an idea for a name post it below. I have to admit coming up with a good business name is hard.
Within the building, they are planning a significant remodel — something more low key and comfortable. Based on the (draft) plans I’ve seen, it appears that they may be increasing their seating. They also hope to increase their patio space (hence the initial thought of including Patio in a new name).
We also spent a good deal of time discussing food and the new team realizes that Blue Banana’s lack of food was a key flaw in the business plan. They are currently investigating multiple options to provide food in the new business — options that include possibly adding a kitchen to the space or providing a dedicated parking pad in the rear of the property for food truck service. There is also the possibility that the front of the building might get a facelift. I’m hopeful this will happen as the building has often struck me as being plain.
While there are still many details that are far from final, I can confirm that the people behind this space are the same folks behind Georgetown’s George and Glover Park’s Mason Inn.
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