Remember Logan Circle Raze Reveals Their Logo

1728 14th St, NW

Thanks to a couple of readers for sending word of this relic revealed on 14th Street in Logan Circle. For those not familiar Kozmo was:

a venture-capital-driven online company that promised free one-hour delivery of “videos, games, dvds, music, mags, books, food, basics & more” and Starbucks coffee in several major cities in the United States. It was founded by young investment bankers Joseph Park and Yong Kang in March 1998 in New York City, and was out of business by April 2001.


1728 14th Street, NW was home to the old brick building that will become:

“four floors with 28,000 square feet of retail and office space.”


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  • Wait, so this property has sat vacant since 2001?

    • Prince Of Petworth

      No it was since home to the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.

  • If Park and Kang just sold the building, they probably made more money off the real estate of their failed start-up than they did on the start-up. That said, my dorm bought a lot of condoms and ice cream from Kozmo.

    • if they had made money on their start up it wouldn’t have failed now would it?

    • I’m sure they leased the building. Internet start-ups don’t buy real estate – too high of an upfront cost that traps your liquidity. Besides, if you really take off, you’ll soon need to move to a bigger facility.

    • I don’t know what kind of enjoyment you got out of filling condoms with ice cream all those lonely nights, but hey, to each his own.

      And they didn’t have the building. They leased it.

  • I LOVED I feel like it was a great idea just a few years ahead of its time. I miss you sweet, Kosmo!

  • was the best bust from the dot com era.

  • OMG I ordered a magazine, ice cream and toothpaste once.

  • For lazy people like myself, Kozmo was great for getting a pint of B&J ice cream, or a snickers bar, or a DVD rental. I could never figure out how they expected to make money shlepping a $4 purchase around town on a deadline. Apparently they couldn’t figure it out either.

  • Wow! Does that take one back. I remember ordering movies and pints of Ben & Jerry’s from Kozmo. I also remember when they went under and about 100 of their orange scooters flooded the San Francisco second-hand market. 10 years later, you would still occasionally see a Kozmo scooter on the street.

    OK…now where’s that Webvan stock I own? 🙂

  • I’m tearing up as I type this. I LOVED B&J ice cream and videos every weekend- NOT DVDs – delivered to my door at cheap prices. We thought we were so hip! Those were the good old days…

  • OMG. Kosmo – How I miss you. I remember so many Friday nights when I would order Ben & Jerry’s and movies before shutting down my work computer on Friday night. Do you remember the hellaciously embarrassing commercials they ran where the guy delivers a pregnancy test? Always thought that’s what killed them.

  • Wow that tagline, such a vestige of the ridiculousness of the Dot Com/Dot Bomb era.

    • Exactly. Of course young, sh#tstain I-bankers came up with that tagline. Who else would be so utterly ignorant of hubris?

  • I would absolutely still use them if they were around. I’m so damned lazy, I loved the idea of someone bringing me that stuff and me not having to leave my house to get it.

  • PDleftMtP

    With a baby at home, I would LOVE for Kozmo to come back.

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