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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

More On Maketto

The Post, the Washington City Paper, and Eater have more to say about Maketto, the joint venture coming from Toki's Erik Bruner-Yang and the crew from DURKL. Erik is traveling around Asia searching for inspiration for the new project. You can keep up with his ideas on his Popularise mood board. Maketto should open at 1351 H Street in early 2013.

25 comments:

AndTobago said...

gayest.idea.ever...

sorry.

Anonymous said...

if i were a rich 24 year old, i'd be all.over.this.

Anonymous said...

someone.is.very.bitter

Anonymous said...

using "gay" as a derogatory term is pretty offensive to most. grow up.

Dolemite said...

And it's so 90s. Get with the times, Tobago.

Anonymous said...

I for one thinks it sounds like a great idea, although it does seem pretty ambitious.

Anonymous said...

"think" it sounds... don't want the grammar patrol after me:)

John said...

If it's gay, I'll be there! (See AndTobago 10:18). Bring it on....

Anonymous said...

wasn't the neighborhood supposed to decide what goes in that space- guess the millers were just kidding.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 12:32 - The ultimate say comes from the landlord. I think Popularise is a good idea but definitely has flaws. Business owners and the community get their hopes up. I think this Durkl/Toki space will be awesome and also though Joodlum would have been great too. The consumer market will decide if this was a good idea or not.

Anonymous said...

seems like popularise is a good idea in theory, but if it turns into a "vote for me" campaign like it seemed to be for sharkey, i don't think that is what the millers had intended. in the end, it seems like popularise ends up being a free way get some valuable market research. however, the millers might need to rethink how they market this popularise thing to make that clearer. if we had all voted to put a strip clip in that space, and got 1000 votes for it, does that mean the millers have to put a strip club in?

Anonymous said...

1:04: I agree that it has flaws. I don't care if joodlum or mcdonalds had durkl whatever gets the space. the point is that the charade was a publicity stunt ala al capones vault and they need to be called out on it.

Dave B said...

Definbitely a publicity stunt. These guys think they are Mark Zuckerberg or something.

Just because people vote for something doesnt mean it is a viable business. I'm sure a free gym would have gotten a ton of votes. Prices and fees were never part of the information on popularise and thus make all the voting irrelevant and the whole concept a huge waste of time. Made a nice website and got their name in the paper though. Might have also gotten college credit for it too

Just a couple of kids trying to pretend like they have a skill besides getting their dad to give them money. Your dad gave you money. You bought a building. Find a tenant to pay rent. Get rich. Repeat. Its that simple. Stop trying to be visionaries

IronicHipsterDude said...

My ironic hipster beard is quivering at the prospect of this establishment

tonysmallframe said...

I'm looking for guidelines on ironic hipster beards. Is there a time in which the beard becomes so grizzled and long that is grows out of ironic hipster beard territory and into certified dirtbag material?

Anonymous said...

just because you have a beard, doesn't mean anything. let people be. no one calls you out for being a judgmental a-hole. oh wait..

Anonymous said...

Maketto sounds like a jumbeled mess. Hey young men....in business, when you focus on nothing.....that is exactly what you get.

Dolemite said...

Just read the Eater write up. This place looks efing awesome if it goes off as described, especially the outdoor courtyard Asian market aspect. Not sure what's up with all the negativity.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I don't understand the negativity, either. A gay Asian market would be right up my alley.

Anonymous said...

More PR and self love from Eric! Surprise!

Anonymous said...

Let's review.

Man makes lots of money on real estate.
Man gives lots of money to his Sons.
Sons can't decide what to do with it.
Sons buy real estate but don't know what to do with it.
Sons ask everyone what to do with it via a website.
Sons can't decide what to do so they decide to do everything listed on the website wrapped up into one building.

Please make a decision for yourselves Sons.

Some people should not have money.

Yes I am a hater because I have real ideas but no money.

oboe said...

I'm looking for guidelines on ironic hipster beards. Is there a time in which the beard becomes so grizzled and long that is grows out of ironic hipster beard territory and into certified dirtbag material?

No.

At least not since Will Oldham and E from Eels.

dotuser said...

i posted at 8:56. no anon9:03, i was being sincere. is that not there target demographic? i bet it is.

just because i have zero interest in this place doesn't mean i don't wish them luck and success. i don't want only stores to cater to me. that would be pretty dull.

Anonymous said...

Oh you kids, how i've missed you all.
TonyT
ThePug

suesue said...

i think the negativity everyone is expressing stems from a group of business men that claim real estate is broken. so they are going to fix it by giving the community the chance to pick what they want. meanwhile they lied and used it all as a gimmick for publicity. toki and durkl had this in stone for 6months according to eater.com. most of the participants with business hopes are trying to fulfill their dreams. and their families and networks of supporters were just stolen for the sake of publicity. ive lived in the area for years. but i guess we should just give it to a bunch of kids who can afford anything except honor...no, that you have to learn.