H Street’s Newest Restaurant, Sally’s Middle Name, Opens Tomorrow; Akae, “lifestyle retail shop” Opens Upstairs Wed. – Peek Inside

1320 H Street, NE

Sally’s Middle Name opens in the former Pizza, Parts & Service space on H Street tomorrow. Check out an early menu here.


And a peek inside:



Check out and early look at the Akae retail space after the jump.


From a press release:

“A new addition is coming to the Atlas District in Washington, D.C. by Aphra Adkins and Seda Nak.   Officially opening Wednesday, June 10th at 11am, Adkins and Nak present, Akae, their lifestyle retail shop above Sally’s Middle Name at 1320 H Street Northeast.   The store’s curated retail items reflect their shared passion for home, family, motherhood, and design.  The duo is also excited to share pieces from Adkins’ own clothing collection, exclusively sold and carried at the boutique.  While primarily a retail shop, Akae will also be utilized to host community-focused events, and pop-ups for local artists and designers.
Please stop by for some retail therapy and meet the shopkeepers! They are looking forward to getting to know their neighbors and patrons.

1320 H Street NE
Suite B
Washington, DC 20002






12 Comment

  • Rabbit gravy? They’re really trying too hard. DC has too much of this kind of nonsense.

  • justinbc

    Give me back my gluten!

  • palisades

    mmmmm yes. Cat in the Hat. Takes a special curator to find that hard-to-find gem.

  • what the hell is a “lifestyle retail shop”? Is this a Gwennie Paltrow-type thing?

  • The long forgotten thrift stores of H street had more to offer.

  • northeazy

    OK, i do not know anything about lifestyle brands, but the menu actually looks very good. As for the rabbit gravy comments, Denny’s up on Bladensburg serves standard gravy. I for one like trying new, eclectic things, and the price point is quite nice. After all, H streets renaissance was based on quirky, not predictable or popular. Again, if you want a burger, go to Big Board. I like the veggie forward (but not exclusively vegetarian) menu.

    As for Akae, the shop is curated by Eric Bruner-Yang’s wife. Again, I personally do not really understand selling pens or notepads in glass cases at Maketto, but hey, these two seem to know what they are doing so it will be interesting to see how it all pans out. I wouldn’t sleep on this being a surprising success.

  • I’ll take this over a vacant storefront any day.

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