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Yola Closing Soon; New Condos Coming To Georgetown

DUPONT CIRCLE—Eater has the news that Yola will close on September 28th, which will leave many organic smoothie lovers quite sad inside. Here's a look back at our coverage about how they turned an old DC building into a eco-friendly place to do business. [EDC; previously]

GEORGETOWN—It took seven presentations but the company charged with redeveloping 1072 Thomas Jefferson Street finally received approval from the Old Georgetown Board to go ahead with the project rendered above. It will bring condos and a new four-story tower to the street. Click through for the press release. [CurbedInbox]


MURILLO/MALNATI GROUP RECEIVES FINAL PERMIT APPROVAL FOR GEORGETOWN PROJECT


MMg announced that it has obtained final permit approval from the Old Georgetown Board for its mixed-use project at 1072 Thomas Jefferson Street in Georgetown. After seven presentations and multiple design modifications in pursuit of the adequate feel and look of the 4-story tower addition to the existing historic structure, the OGB approved the project for permit. "This is the purest example of how developers can work effectively with historic preservation programs within dense urban areas and achieve the best of both worlds" said Julio Murillo, CEO of MMg. MMg will begin construction on the restoration of the historic structure immediately and proceed with the development of the 4-story building in late 2012/early 2013.

The Murillo/Malnati Group (MMg) was established in 2001 when recognized leaders from the industry subfields of real estate and construction joined forces to integrate their respective areas of expertise. Backed by 28 years of real estate development and construction management experience and over $100M of delivered projects, MMg is a boutique full-service real estate company vertically integrating industry talent in the fields of design, finance, development, construction and realty services.

Since its inception, the company has developed more than 40 projects across the District in neighborhoods such as Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, Woodley Park, Columbia Heights, Mount Vernon Square, Capitol Hill, LeDroit Park and Kalorama among others.