Thanks to a reader for sending. Island Dyes Head Shop’s instagram post says:
“Washington DC watch out Island Dyes and Syn are comming April big grand opening be there!!!!!!! @islanddyeshstdc #syn #islanddyes #islanddyesheadshop #synglass #synovation #dc #dab #dablife #dabdaily #functionalart #glass #glassofig #glassthatlasts #headshop #headshoplife #boro #beach #710 #757 #804 #252″
“Our five retail locations have been serving the Outer Banks of NC and VA for the past 25 years. Here you can expect to see the best glass the market has to offer! From our in-house water pipe line SYN to our original tye dye shirts, there’s something here for everyone. So take a look and let us know what you’d like to see sold here.”
After (at least) a year of wondering we finally know who is coming into the former Swiss Upholstery Shop next to the Cardozo-Shaw laundromat (at 11th and Fairmont) – a dry cleaners. A reader had heard some scuttlebutt that a cafe/bakery could be coming to the space. Sadly, depending on your perspective, that didn’t work out.
“One of a kind! Former Immortal Beloved Salon—- May be the most fascinating retail space in the 14th Street corridor and just 1/2 block from the recently named DC’s best corner of 14th and P Streets. Located within the densest population grid in the city and at the center of 5 metro stations.
Main floor at 2500 square feet +/- Loft space at 450 square feet +/-and basement of 225 square feet +/- with 16 foot 20 foot high formed concrete ceilings and multiple industrial skylights providing a sense of great open space and volume!!
Exposed brick walls with polished concrete floors and both a walk in front door and roll up windows facade for good weather —— all together provide a space with a sense of excitement and expanse unmatched anywhere else!
New HVAC and Gas added in 2006 with full to code building renovation, C3A zoned with many possible uses.
Base first year monthly rent at $15,700 NNN and current monthly pass through of $1935 real estate taxes and $110 building insurance.
New tenant needs to provide: 1)Demonstrated experience with a lucid business plan and cash flow projections, 2) Documentation of financial liquidity sufficient to start and maintain the business, 3)credit reports and scores all above 710 from all three repositories, Trans Union, Equifax, and Experian, and 4) Personal guarantees from principles and spouses.”
3508 Connecticut Ave, NW is another one of those properties that just can’t seem to hold a tenant. I just noticed the Sprint Phone Store has closed in the former Cacao Cafe space which was formerly Cold Stone Creamery. It’s a prime location so it’ll be interesting to see who takes the next crack at it. I vote for bringing back Yanni’s – a kickstarter I would happily contribute too!
A new liquor store is coming to the former liquor store at 9th and H St, NE. We once noted the old school liquor sign that was registered back in 1962. I hope the new folks are able to restore the old school sign. The liquor license placard says the licensee is Andy Lee Liquor:
“New Liquor Store with tasting.”
And hours are listed as Sunday through Saturday 9 am – 10 pm.
A friend of mine wonders – “will there be bullet proof glass or not?”
“I don’t know if everyone already knows the plans for the spaces on 14th street immediately adjacent (to the north) of G Sandwich, but I was walking by this weekend and spotted the following architect plans in the window of one of the stores.
A little hard to read with the glare, but one says “hair salon” and the other “cleaners”.