Tough Times for 19th St, NW in Dupont

When I went on vacation in the beg. of Jan. I preloaded some posts and on some I accidentally kept the year 2010 so anyway all this is to say I screwed this post up:

“Dear PoP,

Penang on 19th Street appears to be closed for good. I walked by it at lunchtime, and it was completely dark. There’s no sign on the door (I didn’t have my camera with me), and one of my coworkers said it was completely dark before the holidays as well. I wonder if they never fully recovered after being closed for so long after the fire.”

I thought I had heard that Penang located at 1837 M Street NW would be reopening in Feb. Anyone else hear that?

We Judged them back in Aug. ’10.

But now I see that the actually space seems to be for lease. Anyone know the story?

Also I was surprised to see that the Starbucks that was located next door on 19th St, NW had also closed:

And of course next store to that the old Porter’s space remains vacant. Pretty rough patch for this section of 19th.

And further up the block will the former Olsson’s space ever get filled?

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