No one on here seems to be talking about Walmart’s decision to back out of its deal to build 2 more stores in DC. I do not support Walmart as a consumer, but what upsets me is that DC made big decisions based on Walmart coming to NE and SE DC. The city closed businesses and razed buildings all for nothing. People lost their jobs and were hoping to get back in their feet when the Walmart arrived. Now that’s not happening. It’s a very sad situation for those low wage workers and for SE DC’s business development prospects.
First time posting; hopefully, “Business” is the right spot for this post. Seemed more appropriate than “Other.”
But I digress. I like to wear suits to work, but I’ve lost a noticeable amount of weight over the last few months. Didn’t notice the effect it had on the cut of my suits because I wasn’t wearing really wearing them during the summer.
Would anyone out there be willing and able to recommend a reasonable tailor in the area? I’m in Bloomingdale; there’s a shop down the block from me (across the street from Rustik) and another next to Bacio, but I wanted to see if anyone had a go-to spot before I shot from the hip.
I recently had a bad experience with Duo dry cleaners on 14th and its owner Sasha. I purchased a new tuxedo shirt (that wasn’t cheap) for inauguration and brought it to Duo to be dry cleaned. It was to be ready the same day. I went in the following morning to pick it up in time to wear to weekend festivities. Sasha, the owner, searched the racks for the shirt but said he couldn’t find it and would call me to let me know the status as soon as he figured out what happened. By end of day, the only explanation he had was that it was given to someone else and he was trying to figure out who had it. He expressed little sympathy for the fact that I was now without a tux shirt for the weekend and I would now have to go out a find a shirt at the last minute. Sasha never called again. Today I called him to let him know that had to purchase a shirt (the same shirt) and that I expected the store to reimburse me for that expense. He laughed and even accused me of “probably getting the most expensive shirt I could find and gouging a small business in the process”. I admit the cost of the shirt as compared to the price of having it dry cleaned isn’t at the same level. But, this was a huge inconvenience and a significant cost to me. I try to support business in the neighborhood but I won’t be supporting this one any more. I’m wondering if anyone here has had any similar experiences with this business and whether my expectation of them was unreasonable given the circumstances.
Hey all, I’m looking for a leather tailor that can take in the waist of a custom-made leather jacket. The jacket came from Europe, so it’s going to be cheaper to get the alterations done here than ship it out again. I don’t care about price or neighborhood as long as they are tested/reputable. I think as far as leather alterations go this is pretty straightforward, so hopefully someone out there knows a place! Thanks in advance!
Please take a look at this meetup group. I am trying to start a running group in the neighborhood.
Hey all – I’m trying to find a local store where I can get a hoddie with the DC flag screen printed on the front. Anyone know where I can find it? There was a tent (or two?) at the H St. Festival with them, but I didn’t get a chance to pick one up.
Does anyone know of a good jeweler or gift shop that does engraving? Somewhere downtown (Foggy Bottom or Farragut area) or Columbia Heights/Petworth area would be ideal.
Anybody have experience removing burglar bars? I need to remove three sets from my upstairs window, and was wondering if there is someone out there who can give a fair price, do a good job and not leave a mess. Thanks!
Like most young professionals here, I work your typical M-F job and make a stable and healthy income. But, I’m looking to earn just a little bit of cash on the side every weekend, as I’m hoping to save up a little quicker for things like a down payment on a home (which is easier said than done in this city). So, I’ve been hoping to take on a extra day of work on Friday nights/Saturdays. Problem is, I’m not quite sure what kind of sidejobs I should be looking for. I used to work as a waiter through high school and college, but I’m under the impression that most restaurantss are looking for someone who can work more than once a week. My friends joke that I’m pretty cute and personable, so I should try and be a bartender or at a club. But, I’m not trained in bartending skills and I’m not really willing to fork over $$$ for bartending school
So, I’m hoping the community can help me out. Any ideas for an able-bodied, friendly guy? I’m open to anything: manual labor, cleaning, etc. Just wondering what kind of gigs are available.
Hi, I am having an impossible time finding anywhere in DC or NOVA that will do a cheap or free Locks of Love haircut and am rather surprised. Anyone know of anywhere metro accessible? Thanks!
For the past ten years we have owned a great little boutique in another part of the country and have had lots of folks ask us to consider DC for expansion. We market in Los Angeles and carry a broad mix of clothing with dresses from emerging designers for $35 to established lines you would only see at Neiman Marcus, Cusp or Urban Chic at around $350… Our sweet spot is great sundresses and going out dresses for less than $100. We bring in new shipments daily and in a given week may have as many as 100 new styles. Most customers are between 18-35. Where should this Store find its DC Home?
Ideally want 900-1200ft with placement near complentary business…