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  • This facade needs a complete make-over.

  • They really should re-develop this property, theres no reason not to. Seems like a small space, and that corner is very crowded/busy. Could be a cluster F

  • I Dont Get It

    Arby’s, please.

  • We need an Apple Store nearby. I saw a really nice spot between 14th and 15th on U St just before the gas station.

    • The neighborhood is not the sort of place where Apple puts its stores. I’m surprised they haven’t put one downtown or in South Dupont on Connecticut Avenue, or at City Center.

      • There was chatter about one being added to City Center, but that didn’t materialize. I guess that it’s possible that it could be included in part of the Conrad development.

        • Negotiations fell apart for the CityCenter space. Unless there are different parties involved in leasing the Conrad retail I doubt it’ll have an Apple store.

      • Until last year, this was not the kind of place Kit & Ace, Landmark, Whole Foods, or Warby Parker opened spaces — not sure how you came to your determination about where Apple chooses to open locations and where Apple does not but based upon the changes in this neighborhood, it is exactly the kind of place Apple wants to be.

        • Apple puts its stores in upscale malls or places that are purely wealthy like Georgetown. Shaw may aspire to be Georgetown, but they have a long, long way to go. There is vast and growing income inequality in that area. Apple, or a store such as Tiffany’s, for that matter, simply doesn’t open up in a place like that, even if there are plenty of people around who can afford what they sell. They’ll set up shop there when the last bars are taken off a rowhouse’s windows.

          • I’m not quite sure how many cities you’ve visited as of late but I could list a multitude of Apple locations similarly situated in neighborhoods such as this one. Allow me to reiterate as candidly and kindly as possible – your statement is based on zero facts but merely opinion with no substance to back it up except sheer perception.

        • Apple puts its stores in upscale malls or places that are purely wealthy like Georgetown. Shaw may aspire to be Georgetown, but they have a long, long way to go. There is vast and growing income inequality in that area. Apple, or a store such as Tiffany’s, for that matter, simply doesn’t open up in a place like that, even if there are plenty of people around who can afford what they sell. They’ll set up shop there when the last bars are taken off a rowhouse’s windows.

  • One word…..Chipotle. I’m still shocked there isn’t one around U Street yet.

  • justinbc

    Damn, now where are all the kids going to pawn their stolen iPhones?

    • It was a Cricket. They’re legit.
      Prior to Cricket, it was an independent off-market cell phone shop. No idea if they bought phones.

  • Remember Cafe 14U?

    This place has been a string of disasters. Hope something nice moves in.

  • Would love to see something more interesting than a Chipotle here. We already have similarly dull offerings of McDonalds, Subway, and Dunkin Donuts in the immediate area (not against any of those places but they literally dot two of the four corners of this intersection already). Would be great to see an interesting store/restaurant settle in here.

  • I think we need a Chick fil A here and I am unanimous in that.

  • I would love to see a Hard Times Cafe there — but not sure its big enough space.

  • I noticed a month or so ago that JJ’s Cheesesteaks quietly rebranded/gentrified as J’s Steaks – U Street’s version of Fish In the Neighborhood, I guess

  • Would think it is only a matter of time until this building is redeveloped. Man, the traffic is gonna be terrible when they do that. At least 13th and U is set back off the street a bit.

  • What about an Amazon.com store? They’ve just opened a retail store in New York, I think.

  • Horrible intersection in an ugly building. I’d be surprised if anything nicer than a cricket store goes in. Years ago there was a nice Pakistani greesy spoon next door called Islamabad. That was perfect for this location. Cheap, dirty and delicious.

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