Primp Beauty Bar Opening on U Street Dec. 15th and the Old State of the Union Building Up For Sale

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1515 U Street, NW

The owner of Primp Beauty Bar coming to the former RCKNDY Home/Office furnishing space at 1515 U St, NW is opening Dec. 15th. To start hours will be 10am-7pm. After the first week they will be closed on Mondays.

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The long closed former State of the Union space (to the left in the photo above next to Republic Gardens also for sale) is located at 1357 U Street, NW. The listing says:

“2 level bldg w/huge 1st level w/lrg open spa less blk to “U” St METRO. Nr shell w/ high ceilings and exposed brk walls.Not occupied. Sale may be subject to lease and/or right of first refusal held by another. Tremendous location, almost at 14th St ;; half blk to Reeves Municipal Ctr; nr theaters,clubs city’s newest & most fashionable condos & restaurants.1355 U St also for sale”

It’s yours for $2,200,000.

7 Comment

  • “Sale may be subject to lease and/or right of first refusal held by another.”
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    Hold on – is someone actually renting out and living in the second floor of that bldg?!?! That’s usually what first right of refusal means in DC.

  • For that price I’d buy it and turn it into a single family home, then I’d sit on the front porch yelling at everyone to “quiet down!”. Ridiculous for a shell without a liquor license and an existing tennant lease.

  • I believe the location where that beauty bar is opening is where Sisterspace Books used to be located. I miss that place.

    As for State of the Union, formerly the heart of the U Street music scene, it’s sad that the space has gone unused for so long and that it is unlikely to become a music venue again with that steep $2.2 million price tag.

  • It may help to sell if they got rid of the homeless that have turned this spot into their home. I understand everyone needs a place to stay but the homeless that use this spot as a home have really destroyed it. Last piece on the block that looks like a tornado hit it.

  • weird but the For Sale sign seems to be on Republic Garden

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