September 26, 2017
Founder and Owner, Becky Waddell was featured on Fox Five's Good Day DC segment alongside Bethany Kazaba, Principal of Neighborhood Retail Group. The pair showcased some of the natural and organic skincare and beauty offerings sold at Waddell's new shop located at 1338 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Georgetown in a a segment titled "Post Summer Skin Care!"Full Article
August 29, 2017
The Wharf in Southwest D.C. will be home to several locally owned boutiques, including new outposts from established names in the region, Wharf developer Hoffman Madison Waterfront said Tuesday.
Most of the retailers will cluster around District Square, an open space next to The Anthem music venue that is meant to serve as the development’s shopping hub. Included in the retail offerings will be the second area location of Ligne Roset, a French furniture showroom with an existing D.C. store...Full Article
August 23, 2017
“We were enthralled. The space, the natural light we weren’t able to find it anywhere else in the city.” That’s what initially drew Take Care founder Becky Waddell to Georgetown, specifically to 1338 Wisconsin Avenue across from the old Georgetown Theater. Open since last week, the shop is a most welcome locally owned business addition to the neighborhood.Full Article
August 10, 2017
Last night, we headed to Take Care in Georgetown for their unofficial unveiling and media preview party! We snapped Take Care co-founders Becky and Trevor Waddell with their daughter Lily.
Guests enjoyed an exclusive reception showcasing the brand-new store, which is D.C.'s first independently owned, all-natural beauty and wellness boutique.Full Article
July 26, 2017
A new craft coffee bar brand, started by the head of a D.C.-area construction firm, has plans for an aggressive expansion in the region after signing a deal to open a second location. Republik Coffee Bar has signed on at Kettler's Highgate at The Mile, a mixed-use development at 7915 Jones Branch Drive in McLean. The coffee brand, represented by Neighborhood Retail Group, is aiming for a fast expansion across the D.C. area, opening an estimated five new locations per year, NRG principal Betha...Full Article
July 26, 2017
Former U.S. Foreign Service staffer Miranda Rinaldi will trade pantsuits for aprons this fall, when she opens her own Italian cafe, Nino’s Bakery, at 1310 L St. NW.
The downtown bakery, named after Rinaldi’s rescue dog Nino, was inspired by a three-year stint in Italy with the Foreign Service, according to a news release. Rinaldi will draw on her travels and the skills she honed at the French Pastry School in Chicago, with plans to serve handmade Italian and French pastries, desserts and c...Full Article
Local journalist is opening a coffee shop/wine bar in Georgetown
July 14, 2017
New bakery headed downtown
Former State Department aide Miranda Rinaldi plans to open a self-styled bakery at 1310 L Street NW this fall. Nino’s Bakery is expected to focus on French and Italian pastries, coffee, and seasonal treats. The projected hours of operation at 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.Full Article
July 07, 2017
DC Resident, Yale Graduate’s Travels and Italian Rescue Dog Inspire New Coffee & Pastry Shop Washington, DC (July 2017) --- Neighborhood Retail Group recently announced Nino’s Bakery will open at 1310 L Street, NW, Washington, DC in late fall 2017. Owner Miranda Rinaldi’s extensive travels with the Foreign Service allowed her to experience many cultures and their cuisines, but it wasn’t until she spent three years in Italy—where she rescued her dog, Nino—that her love of Italian pastry ...Full Article
July 01, 2017
A burgeoning food mecca worthy of Michelin stars and an entrepreneurial spirit that launched the likes of Sweetgreen and &pizza on a national stage make it no surprise that the food incubator trend has taken hold in the nation’s capital.
These coworking commercial kitchen spaces offer a home base to entrepreneurs interested in learning how to run a food business. They’ve helped lower the barrier of entry for those looking to put a great recipe or idea out on the market, leading to the crea...Full Article
June 28, 2017
This is the former Saint Michel space (previously Camille’s Cafe) which closed back in October 2013.
Now open to the public, Sushi Gakyu provides patrons an upscale dining experience serving traditional and modern-style sushi, sashimi and Japanese fish menus. Bethany Kazaba, Co-Founder and Principal of Neighborhood Retail Group secured the new location which seats approximately 67 guests with an additional 24 seats outside as well as offers an Edomae Ginza-style chef’s table in which Chef ...Full Article
June 27, 2017
Try regional Japanese styles of fish and rice at the new downtown restaurant
To most Americans, sushi means rolls and nigiri. But chef Yoshi Ota is looking to introduce DC to a range of traditional and regional Japanese styles of rice and fish at Gakyu Sushi, opening downtown today.
Ota will offer sushi wrapped in bamboo or persimmon leaves, pressed sushi served in a wooden box, and chirashi (a bowl of rice topped with different types of fish or vegetables). He’ll even make narezushi, a...Full Article
June 27, 2017
The upscale sushi restaurant opens June 27
Veteran sushi chef and restaurateur Yoshihisa "Yoshi" Ota is courting the downtown crowd with Sushi Gakyu, the high-end restaurant opening Tuesday just steps from the White House. Ota, who has 30 years of sushi-making experience under his belt, plans to guide customers through sushi tastings and sake pairings at the 67-seat spot.
The sleek space features wood seating, glossy tiling, and black paneling, with an industrial look hovering above. Ma...Full Article
June 27, 2017
From Nino’s Bakery owner Miranda Rinaldi: “Nino’s Bakery will be opening this fall 2017 at 1310 L St NW. Steps from Franklin Square, we encourage our neighbors to take a break from the office and indulge in the simple elegance of artisan pastries and chocolates made from scratch.
Nino’s Bakery is named after the owner’s dachshund whom she adopted while living in Italy. During his years in Milan, Nino attempted to enter every bakery in the city in his search for pastries. Now that he has ...Full Article
June 16, 2017
The Restaurant Brain Trust Hosts Industry Event at Bar Deco
D.C.'s Restaurant Brain Trust hosted "Dining Distributors" on June 1 at Bar Deco, an industry panel and networking event organized in an effort by local restaurant community members to educate emerging restauranteurs and their staffs.Full Article
May 15, 2017
Online Natural Skincare Boutique Opens its First Storefront on Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Washington, DC (May 2017) --- Neighborhood Retail Group recently announced Be Clean—a natural skincare boutique offering handcrafted, small batch, plant-based apothecary items made in the USA—will open at 1338 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC late Summer 2017. Founded by husband and wife team Trevor and Becky Waddell, Be Clean launched three years ago as an online boutique specializing i...Full Article
May 01, 2017
This month's issue of Bethesda Magazine features Neighborhood Retail Group's client, the owner and founder of A Beautiful Closet, Pamela Sofola.
Sofola owns two boutiques in Houston, Texas and is looking to expand in the DC-market; in close proximity to her stunning, newly built Potomac home.
The article showcases Sofola's elegant, 324-square foot closet and all of its designer and international fashions; of which many similar pieces will be carried in her DC retail location. Sofola's B...Full Article
March 29, 2017
On March 28, 2017, Entertainment Cruises, Washington, DC welcomed its newest 175-foot yacht the Spirit of Washington, with an official ceremony at the yacht's new home on Pier 4.
Ceremony host Tommy McFly of 94.7 Fresh FM lead the program which included a dockside welcome by VP and GM, Entertainment Cruises Mary Rinaldo, a Presentation of the Colors by the United States Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard, a performance of the National Anthem by Entertainment Cruises' own Jasmine Sessoms......Full Article
March 23, 2017
By Rebecca CooperStaff ReporterWashington Business Journal
D.C.’s food incubators just keep coming: The latest is Tastemakers, a commercial kitchen and retail space slated for Brookland from the owners of the Captain Cookie and the Milkman food trucks and retail store.
Captain Cookie founders Kirk and Juliann Francis have leased an 8,000-square-foot warehouse at 2800 10th St. NE, about a half mile from the Brookland-CUA Metro station. The former mayonnaise factory is less than...Full Article
March 21, 2017
So you want to start a restaurant in a new market? Or grow a restaurant chain? Or use your skills as a great chef to open your own restaurant? So many issues, so many questions! Where do you go for advice? The Restaurant Brain Trust!
Restaurant Brain Trust is an effort by the DC restaurant community to help restauranteurs and their staffs with advice, information, and networking opportunities. The Trust held its inaugural event — a panel discussion called “Recipe for Success” — on Mar...Full Article
March 15, 2017
Top Area Businesswomen March 15, 2017
Bethany Kazaba, Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Neighborhood Retail Group is featured on the cover of Washington Life’s March 2017 Young & the Guest List issue as well as inside the issue in a feature spotlighting Washington, DC’s top businesswomen.
With over 300 names on this year's list, Washington Life chose to photograph movers and shakers who caught their attention—with Kazaba being one of only 40 photographed for the issue.
In the feat...Full Article
March 14, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Life Magazine’s March 2017 issue featuring the publication’s annual, much-anticipated “Young and the Guest List” hits newsstands on March 1.
For the first time in the magazine’s 25-year history, Washington Life has printed two covers. The first features a group of noted journalists, including Muslim American reporter Noor Tagouri, who works for Newsy and is the first woman in a hijab to be featured on the cover of Washington Life. The others are Washington Po...Full Article
March 02, 2017
Inaugural Event Showcases Notable DC-Area Restauranteurs; Offers Insights into Successful Businesses
Who: Peter D’Amelio, President & CEO, Matchbox Food Group
Amy Brandwein, Chef/Owner, Centrolina Mercato E Osteria
Jack Sosnowski, President & CEO, Noble Chef Hospitality
What: A lively panel discussion featuring notable DC-area restauranteurs who have successfully navigated the bumpy road to their first and subsequent grand openings, offering candid insights about the challenges,...Full Article
February 08, 2017
Walk around DC's NoMa neighborhood and you will see glass-box office buildings, new apartment towers filled with Millennials and several construction sites where more will soon deliver. But look for a sit-down restaurant to grab dinner and cocktails, and you will come up empty.
While DC's restaurant scene has undergone a renaissance in the last few years, with chef-driven concepts opening all over the city and Michelin handing out its first-ever stars to restaurants in the nation's capi...Full Article
February 08, 2017
Café Chocolat, a boutique chocolate and coffee bar, is set to debut in Penn Quarter this spring.
The Neighborhood Retail Group firm announced recently that it helped Café Chocolat secure its new location in the Southern Building at 1423 H St. NW. In a release, the firm says the cafe’s founder, Gjergj Dollani, “created the ‘beans to bar’ concept as a place to discover and experien...Full Article
February 06, 2017
Neighborhood Retail Group recently announced Café Chocolat, a premier chocolate and coffee retailer, will open at 1423 H Street, NW, Washington, DC in Spring 2017. Founder Gjergj Dollani created the “beans to bar” concept as a place to discover and experience the best in high-end chocolate and specialty coffee.
“Café Chocolat will be a unique destination among the East End’s luxury shopping, dining, hotel and entertainment district,” says Bethany Scanlon, Managing Principal and Co-Founder ...Full Article
February 01, 2017
National children’s swim school franchise opens second location in VA to accommodate area’s high demand
Washington, DC (February 2017) --- Neighborhood Retail Group recently announced Goldfish Swim School will open its second Virginia location at The Shops at West Falls Church, 7395 Lee Hwy., Suite K, Falls Church, VA 22042 in Summer 2017. Franchise owners Ryan and Gina Bewersdorf operate Goldfish Swim School Reston, VA, which opened two years ago. In order to accommodate the area’s growin...Full Article
November 21, 2016
Growing Team of Retail Strategy Associates Increases Firm’s Landlord and Tenant Representation Services
Washington, DC (November 2016) --- Neighborhood Retail Group (NRG), a commercial real estate leader specializing in the unique challenges of the retail sector, recently announced its addition of two retail strategy associates, Kristen Page Emond and Dana Susan Nebinski, to support the company’s ever-expanding client base.
As retail strategy associates, both Emond and Nebinski will ai...Full Article
September 26, 2016
Old Town Alexandria, VA— Neighborhood Retail Group announced BurgerFi will open at 111 N. Pitt Street in Alexandria, Virginia, on September 24. Local owners Dave Landry, his son Chris and their business partner Tim Kelly opened their first BurgerFi almost four years ago in Leesburg, Virgnia, and are again working together to open the Alexandria location.
Neighborhood Retail Group secured the Alexandria location for BurgerFi, which was once home to longstanding local pub Ireland’s Own. This particular BurgerFi is one of the larger restaurants in the national chain, featuring an impressive selection of local craft beers and wine—both on tap—and a pet-friendly courtyard patio dining area.Full Article
September 22, 2016
GEORGETOWN, DC — Time to get your pamper on: a new beauty spa is moving into a two-story space on Wisconsin Avenue next month. DC Lash Bar, started by two sisters, bills itself as the area's "newest beauty spa specializing in eyelash extension application as well as brow shaping and full body waxing," according to a statement. DC Lash Bar will be located at 1633 Wisconsin Avenue NW, the former home of Nectar Skin Bar. It will open in late October. Neighborhood Retail Group secured the location for DC Lash Bar, which was once home to Nectar Skin Bar.Full Article
September 12, 2016
Renowned Executive Chef Yoshihisa Ota of Yuzu Japanese Dining Creates New Sushi Restaurant Concept September 2016. Neighborhood Retail Group recently announced Sushi Gakyu will open at 1420 New York Ave, NW, Washington, DC in December 2016. The latest creation from Executive Chef Yoshihisa “Yoshi” Ota, Sushi Gakyu will provide patrons an upscale dining experience serving traditional and modern-style sushi, sashimi and Japanese fish menus. Followers of Chef Yoshi know him from his successful Bethesda, MD restaurant, Yuzu Japanese Dining.Full Article
August 17, 2016
Cut Seven's new studio announcement was featured in Washingtonian Magazine online. The husband and wife dream team of Chris and Alex Perrin designed Cut Seven with a team-based training approach in mind; “when you bring that aspect of team in, it’s one of the most powerful and effective motivational tools,” says Alex. “When you’re doing a workout, just imagine the entire room cheering you on during the most intense moment…It’s an incredible feeling. We’re very excited to bring this unique style to DC.”
The studio is slated to open in October at the new Logan Circle Holm development at 1101 Rhode Island Ave., NW, but interested fitness fans don’t have to wait until then to try it out. Cut Seven is hosting $15 training camp workouts in DC and Arlington over the next few weeks to start building their network of clients. A list of preview classes can be found on Cut Seven’s website. When the gym opens, classes will cost around $25.
You can read the full article hereFull Article
August 14, 2016
Neighborhood Retail Group and client, Cut Seven , were featured in this week's Washington Business Journal Online. Cut Seven will be opening its cutting edge fitness concept this fall at the Holm on 1101 Rhode Island Avenue NW.
Chris and Alex Perrin got their start as trainers for high end boutique studios like solidcore, Orangetheory, FlyWheel and Nike, sparking a cult-like following with their high energy pop-up classes within the District. Their program will focus on seven different muscle groups, one for each day of the week.“We’re hoping it will feel somewhat like a healthy nightclub,” Alex Perrin said. Look for Cut Seven in October, with a grand opening planned for January.
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July 13, 2016
Neighborhood Retail Group Co-Founder along with client, Beny Blaq of Rebel Fit USA fitness teamed up for a segment on News Channel 8 Let's Talk Live on Friday, July 8th. Rebel Fit USA was founded by Air Force Veteran Beny Blaq who is opening a new location in Woodbridge, VA. During Rebel Fit USA's Grand Opening on July 9th their was a "Pushups for Charity" contest where the goal was for attendees to complete 5,000 pushups in one hour and raise $10,000.Full Article
July 08, 2016
Community-Based Fitness Concept Opens New Studio in Woodbridge, VA; Hosts Boot Campaign’s Pushups For Charity Challenge Supporting Vets and Active Duty Military
WOODBRIDGE, VA (June 2016) – On July 9, 2016, Rebel Fit USA will celebrate the grand opening of its new fitness facility located at 2088 Daniel Stuart Square, Woodbridge, VA while hosting an official Pushups For Charity challenge in an effort to raise money and awareness for America’s military and veteran community.
June 06, 2016
Checkout Bethany Scanlon, Neighborhood Retail Group's Co-Founder and Principal in this month's Modern Luxury DC Magazine! "The Avant Guard" article features other innovators including the ladies of Snobswap, the Team from Gourmet Symphony, Dadi Akhavan from NumberF, and Martin Ditto of Ditto Residential. Click here to read the entire article.Full Article
March 24, 2016
The Washington Business Journal Online reports on the future opening of our client, Sugar Vault Desserts in Hyattsville, Maryland
Stay tuned for its brick and mortar location at 5606 Baltimore Avenue, which will feature sweet treats, coffee and an outdoor patio—just in time to enjoy the warm weather!Full Article
February 22, 2016
Read about our client Captain Cookie, as featured on Bisnow.com. They are looking for space to start their own culinary incubator, to be called Tastemakers, which will focus on small and medium-size local food businesses.Full Article
October 28, 2015
On November 12th, 2015 Women In Retail Real Estate (WIRRE) will be hosting a panel discussion focused on women owned business in the Washington, DC market. This event will be moderated by Bethany Scanlon co-Founder and Principal of Neighborhood Retail Group. To learn more or to register to attend please click hereFull Article
June 18, 2015
The National Bank of Washington building was featured in a Washington Business Journal article that describes the property's character and potential. Click here to read more and see inside this historic building located at 14th and G streets NW.Full Article
May 20, 2015
Neighborhood Retail Group is actively marketing 14th & G’s 35,000 square feet to retail tenants. Read more in this acticle from the Washington Business Journal.Full Article
May 19, 2015
Neighborhood Retail Group managing principal Bethany Scanlon attended International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) ReCon in Las Vegas. RECon is the global convention for the shopping center industry and provides networking, deal making and educational opportunities for retail real estate professionals from around the world.
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May 17, 2015
While in Las Vegas for ICSC RECon, Neighborhood Retail Group managing principal Bethany Scanlon attended the We DC reception with Mayor Muriel Bowser, Washington, DC’s city officials, and the Washington, DC Economic Partnership.
The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) is a 501(c)(3) organization aimed to promote economic development and business opportunities for Washington, D.C. Learn more at www.wdcep.com.Full Article
May 13, 2015
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2015 – Neighborhood Retail Group (NRG), a Washington-based retail leasing brokerage firm, announced today it has been exclusively selected to represent the ownership of the former headquarters of the National Bank of Washington, 619 14th Street NW in Washington. Located at the intersection of 14th and G streets NW near Metro Center, this flagship retail leasing property is an opportunity to activate this vibrant, historic landmark that has remained dormant in the heart of ...Full Article
May 06, 2015
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2015 – Neighborhood Retail Group (NRG), a Washington-based retail leasing brokerage firm, announced today its official company launch, coinciding with the debut of its website, www.NeighorhoodRetail.com. An affiliate of Borger Management, Inc., NRG specializes in the facilitation of lasting partnerships between commercial property landlords and tenants in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
Co-founded by Bethany Kazaba Scanlon, Joseph Borger (both pictured left) an...Full Article