Note that these stereotypes should only apply to a guy that’s been in D.
When asked if he ever tried to get a date on Friday night at The Social Safeway, Donald Sigmund replied, “not just Friday night, every night.” “I started shopping at Social Safeway in 1976 when I started working at Tramp’s (a now defunct sports bar),” said PR gal Linda Roth.
Perhaps, but a few manage to pull it off successfully.
It’s hard to fault Georgetown nightlife operators for playing it safe.
With a nonstop stream of easy-to-please undergrads, their well-heeled middle-aged parents and tourists, the picturesque residential neighborhood has no reason to be an after dark innovator.
But those who want the Georgetown ambience on a date that doesn’t revolve around student dives or the Kens and Barbies of the Late Night Shots can find a (small) handful of grownup (and, in some cases, down-to-earth) alternatives.
Past visiting luminaries include Dizzy Gilespie and Ramsey Lewis.After shopping, I would drive up in my coral Pontiac Le Mans convertible to pick up my grocery bags, and still remember how nice the men were when they placed those bags into the back seat.Ever pleasant and always smiling, those men were sincere and happy about their job and their customers. ” “In the OLDEN days.” said Carol Joynt of The New York Social Diary’s Washington page, “absolutely nothing remarkable - either social or sexual - ever happened to me there.Of course the Kay Grahams of the world sent their help.” How do you know when it’s ripe was a common pick up line at the old “Social Safeway” located slightly above the residential section of Georgetown. ) the melon guy ended up behind you at the register where phone numbers eventually changed hands.“I moved to 3323 R Street in the spring of '71,” said socialite Tandy Dickerson, ‘and shopped at the original Safeway on Wisconsin about a block away.