“Lee’s Flowers construction/history of U St”

1026 U Street, NW

I love these stories – thanks to Kim for sending:

“Popped into Lee’s today and found these jewels amid their construction. According to the employees, while the shop has been around since 1945, the building was first a burlesque theater and then a tailor shop. The burlesque theater was discovered during the current construction. They believe the Coca-Cola ad and the tin ceiling date back to the theater. Lee’s is a special place; big congrats on their forthcoming renovation!”

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  • I’m so glad that local, independent businesses like this are able to stick around amidst the bland chains that seem to be taking over the neighborhood.

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