I would’ve walked right by had it not been for the phenomenal mosaic located on the stairway to the entrance. Capitol Hemp officially opened April 20th and is located at 1802 Adams Mill Road, NW #B and you can’t miss it if you keep your eyes open for the mosaic. There are also some sweet tunes that are playing from speakers projected outside the store. I had the opportunity to chat with owners Alan Amsterdam and Adam Eidinger. They told me that this is the first store in the US to be built out of hemp fiber board. Right on, I say. Artist Cesar Maxit designed the store. It is a small space but very welcoming. As I mentioned there are some sweet tunes playing and the owners and sales people are super friendly. As the US doesn’t allow hemp farming the store is stocked mainly from goods farmed in Canada. I had no idea so many things were made out of hemp but you’ll find them all in this store. There is clothing, soaps, olive oil, shoes, and even hemp milk. I think I’d have to consume a lot of the other hemp product before I drank hemp milk but that’s just me. Anyway, the store also features some cool art by an art collective called Art DC51. Speaking of art the cool mosaic was done by Jill Blankespoor and took about 10 days to assemble. In the future the store will also feature special events with DJs and art shows. Next time you’re in Adams Morgan just follow the Grateful Dead tunes to this cool shop. Photos of the interior after the jump.
Co-owner Adam Eidinger
Hemp paper products displayed against Hemp particle board
Artwork by collective DC51
Last but not least Hemp Milk