Whiskey business

Business entries and exits: opening of the Fountain Inn; Closure of Amazon Books

In: Fountain Inn animates Book Hill

The Fountain Inn opened yesterday at 1659 Wisconsin Ave. NW – just in time for St. Patrick’s Day – with serious whiskeys.

⁠We had the pleasure of visiting @fontaineinndc and, wow, this is beautiful,” wrote Rachel Shank of Georgetown Main Street. “We couldn’t be happier to have this place join our independent business community.”

The New Tavern has built its reputation on fine spirits – as well as the spirits of Washington’s history – and tells us: “Originally founded in 1783 by clockmaker John Suter, The Fountain Inn (aka Suter’s Tavern ) was one of the most important taverns in American history.

“Although the precise location of the original tavern is unknown, we do know this: Washington slept

We are ready for our back to the future moment and a good whiskey.

Outside: Amazon bookstore closed on Saturdays

The Amazon Book Store at 3040 M St. NW will close this Saturday, March 19.

As previously reported, Amazon will close its 68 physical bookstores, as well as its pop-ups. The closure includes Amazon Books at 3040 M St. NW. Ironically, the Georgetown Bookstore opened in part of the former Barnes & Noble space in 2018.

The company remains committed to its physical grocery stores. Glover Park Whole Foods reopened last month with high-tech transaction devices.

“We have decided to … focus more on our Amazon Fresh, Whole Foods Market, Amazon Go and Amazon Styles stores and our Just Walk Out technology,” Amazon said in a statement. “We remain committed to creating great, long-term physical retail experiences and technologies, and we’re working closely with our relevant employees to help them find new roles within Amazon.”

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