04/24/14 4:30pm

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3513 Connecticut Ave, NW

Last week we learned that a Potomac River Running store would be coming to the former Cowgirl Creamery space in Penn Quarter. At that time a commenter mentioned that they heard this meant the Cleveland Park location would be closing. Sadly, they were right. I stopped by the Cleveland Park spot and they confirmed that they would indeed be closing. They didn’t have an exact date but expected it to be sometime in May.

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13th and U St, NW

It took ‘em a little longer than anticipated but Rosies and Rockers Boutique is now open in the former Boundless Yoga space on the second floor above the dry cleaners at 13th and U St, NW. Their website says:

“Women’s, Men’s and Accessories.
2001 13th St. NW

Brand new and exciting edgy clothing with a little bit of something for both men and women everywhere.

Get excited for brands like Sourpuss, Kill City, Kreepsville 666, Steady, Tripp NYC and amazing Straight to Hell leather jackets! Our fashions update frequently, so stop by and take a look.”

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04/17/14 12:30pm

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1776 Columbia Road, NW

It’s been a while since we first heard back in 2012 that Lee Jewelery would become a liquor store. Turns out it’s actually a section in the store and in the beginning it will be half liquor store, half jewelery store. The liquor store component should open in about two weeks. A worker at the store tells me they will slowly be expanding the liquor section. When I peeked in yesterday the liquor component filled up three large rows.

A reader adds:

“Now you can get your liquor, jewelry, and luggage all in one spot!”

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04/16/14 10:22pm

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827 Upshur Street, NW

More exciting news for Upshur Street in Petworth – a new bookstore is coming next door to (from owners of) Petworth Citizen in the former Hair Impressions space. From an email:

“Join our Bookstore Founders Club and help open our new bookstore!

Slated to open later this Summer, Upshur Books is a small, independent bookstore with a strong connection to the Petworth community. The bookstore will focus on literary fiction and poetry, local authors, art books, and independent publications, and will also host free literary and cultural events. The bookstore will complement the thriving retail district that is growing on Upshur Street in Petworth.

To help raise funds for the new Petworth community bookstore, we’ve put together an innovative funding program. By joining the Founders Club, you receive store credit and additional discounts on future purchases.

Click here for more information and to sign up.

We also have a full-time position open for the Manager of the Bookstore listed here.”

04/16/14 4:25pm

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1065 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Ed. Note: This space is the former Ralph Lauren’s Rugby and Cafe which closed in Feb. 2013.

From an email:

Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul, an importer of stylish handmade furnishings, is excited to announce that we are relocating to a new larger space situated much closer to the city in the heart of Georgetown, DC at 1065 Wisconsin Avenue NW. The new store will showcase more of our unique furniture in the huge 7,000-square-foot space. With a rotating stock of over 6,000 items, we offer a wide selection of hardwood furniture pieces that have been hand-painted, carved and stained by local craftsmen in India and Indonesia. Nadeau’s unique looks have kept loyal customers coming back to our Alexandria store for the past 2 years and our 21 other retail locations for over 20 years. Once to-the-trade only Nadeau opened to the public–offering its low wholesale prices to everyone. We are very excited to offer more hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind furniture items to the thriving and exciting city of Georgetown!

WHO: Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul
WHAT: Grand Opening Celebration
WHERE: 1065 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20007
WHEN: Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10am to 8pm

Stop by and browse our unique furniture and meet the store manager, Vecente Murray. Regular store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, 12pm to 5pm. We look forward to seeing you at the new space soon.”

Update from Walmart:

“It was a mistake at the store level. We immediately corrected the number as soon as we became aware. The top numbers were changed to 20 items or less.”

04/14/14 11:25am

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1407 S Street, NW

Big news from Salt and Sundry’s Instagram account:

“Big news, everybody! A second S&S is in the works! See you later this summer, 14th Street.”

The photo says S Street, NW. So I’m thinking this has to be one of two spots – either the former Pulp space which for a minute looked like it would turn into a doggie daycare but that coming soon sign has since vanished. There’s a lot of foot traffic here and other retail like Home Rule and Current Boutique. I think they would kill here.

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However, if the doggie daycare is still coming perhaps they’ll come across the street to the retail space that was briefly home to the custom clothing store near the 2 birds 1 stone bar.

Anyway Salt & Sundry opened it’s first spot in Union Market – their website says:

“Washington, DC tastemaker Amanda McClements brings to life her passion for stylish entertaining with Salt & Sundry. The award-winning boutique features a beautifully curated selection of housewares, linens, gifts, artisanal foods and covetable vintage finds.

Also in store: Farm tables hand-made by Amanda’s father, a North Carolina craftsman who creates furniture out of salvaged and locally milled wood. His pieces are one-of-a-kind and showcase the rustic beauty and patina of aged wood.

In addition to being a go-to source for gorgeous tableware, home goods and gifts, Salt & Sundry hosts special events and demonstrations with local chefs, mixologists and food personalities in the store.”

04/11/14 10:25am

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1728 14th Street, NW back in December 2013

Looks like some potential competition for Room and Baord located at 1840 14th Street, NW. Potentially huge update for the new building coming to the former International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers building in Logan Circle. District Source reports that West Elm has filed for a permit for the retail space at 1728 14th Street, NW. We have previously learned that plans for the building included:

“The current design anticipates the first two floors as retail space with two floors of office space above.”

West Elm currently has a DC location in Georgetown at 3333 M Street, NW.

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Rendering of 1728 14th Street, NW from Perseus Realty