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More Action on Upshur – Pop Up Vintage Furniture Lounge and Consignment Shop, DC Treasure, coming to east end near Slash Run and Soldiers Home

by Prince Of Petworth September 3, 2015 at 10:40 am 21 Comments

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205 Upshur Street, NW

Sweet! And so it continues. The long vacant Louisiana Gumbo Express space across the street from Hitching Post and near Slash Run has finally been bought. Sadly, Louisiana Gumbo Express is not coming back but there are awesome short term plans and who knows what’s up for the long term.  But the short term does sound like an awesome addition to the strip – a note from DC Treasure’s owner Noah:

“I started DC Treasure in the spring of 2013, operating out of several garages in the alley between the 900 blocks of Randolph and Shepherd Streets NW–that big alley behind the 3Tree apt. building (3910 Georgia Ave across from Qualia) I sell through my website, www.dctreasure.com , my instagram account www.instagram.com/dctreasure or @dctreasure, and I post all of my items on Craigslist #dctreasure. 

It all started with me doing the kind of “American Picker” thing, collecting lots of antiques and vintage stuff at estate sales, country barn picks, back-alley cruises, etc…but now a big portion of the business that I do, and what I want to expand, is consignment. People contacting me as they’re liquidating estates and moving out of the city with housefuls of great vintage furniture, and I consign–really I’m one of only 2 such antique businesses that I know of in the District that does consignment.

I love early 20th century architectural salvage, rustic furniture, and preserving the type of stuff that was originally been in all these 1920’s Wardmans. It thrills me to deal in goods from 100 years ago that match the house I live in, a Wardman in Petworth with all original features.

My vision for the physical shop is for it to feel kind of like a lounge, where folks really enjoy spending time at, whether it be throwing some of my enormous vinyl collection (yes also selling records) on the box, or relaxing and reading for a bit, a warm space that feels not too different than my garage shop , just more room to move around.

Business wise, I want to be the destination in town for people to bring unique, old stuff to sell or consign…”

Bringing the east end back to it’s former glory. Awesome – standby for an opening date!

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