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Dear PoPville – What’s Up With the New Antique Furniture on 9th St, NW?

by Prince Of Petworth April 26, 2012 at 11:30 am 5 Comments

Dear PoPville,

I’ve been picking up a friend’s dog the last couple of days from Wagtime on 9th Street near the Convention Center. I noticed that the vacant space a couple of doors down was starting to fill up with antique or salvaged furniture. The windows still had the “space available” signs on the windows so it wasn’t clear what was going on. Would you happen to know anything about it?

Unfortunately, I believe this is just a temporary thing. This one is located next to the Longview Gallery on the 1200 block of 9th St, NW. I’ve seen this usage at many vacant retail spaces in Penn Quarter. Basically, it’s a furniture sale for a month or so. Usually the quality of the pieces vary but looking in the window – these seem pretty nice. Ultimately the space gets leased out. I think one of the the ones I saw in Penn Quarter became Pi Pizzeria and the Pannini spot. This one is a huge space so it’ll be interesting to see who ultimately leases the space.

1200 block of 9th St, NW

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I saw something just like this in the Oriental Building Association building on 6th and F NW, before it became whatever restaurant it is now.

  • Oh what the hell. Vacant buildings on our street get infested with rats! Why can’t they become infested with credenzas?

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know if it’s actually open and if so, what the hours are? gots to get a dresser…

  • crin

    Check if they’re Jemal properties. I heard he bought the contents of a bunch of old hotels and is selling the stuff out of his vacant properties.

  • Caitlin

    Any idea when it opens? I have my eye on a dresser in the window but can’t find out any information on how to get it!!


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