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Tienda La Union closing after 30 Years on 14th Street next to Red Derby

by Prince Of Petworth March 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm 14 Comments


A reader reports:

“I recently noticed that “Tienda La Union,” next to the Red Derby, is shuttering it’s doors. The sign written in Spanish says the store is closing after 30 years in business.”

Ed. Note: I haven’t heard any rumors about who’s taking over but I feel like a business that had been open for 30 years deserves some props and a fond farewell before we start talking replacements… Nevertheless the show must go on so we’ll be sure to update when we learn of the future plans for the space.

14th and Quincy St, NW

  • Anon

    The last time I was at Mezcalero, the bartender mentioned their planned expansion into that space.

    • FridayGirl

      I still think they should work on serving the few tables they have first!

  • Anon

    This block needs a coffee shop in the worst way.

    • Have you had the coffee at Little Coco’s?

      • Guillermo Brown

        Yes, I have. I love Little Coco’s but a restaurant moonlighting as a coffee shop ain’t the same as a proper coffee shop. How about Lost Sock Coffee, the folks popping up at Timber? Amiright? Great Streets Grant money available!

    • jonah

      There is/was talk about a development on 14th and Spring to bring in a coffee shop.

      • Hja

        Anymore info on what’s going in ag that space??

    • stink eye

      Yes yes yes!!!

    • Hja

      + 10000000000 I live across the street from this place and this hood is DESPERATE for good coffee! Walking to the coup on the weekend is fine, qualia is okay it no where to sit or meet up with a friend and again- little cocos is no a coffee shop.

  • mrbdc

    Another taco shop, PLEASE! jk…yes, a cafe or fast casual would be great.

    • ftoast

      hahaha nice one

  • El pequeño coco


  • John P. Williams

    FYI – “La Union” is one of the 14 departments (states) of El Salvador, on the southern border with Honduras. Very beautiful terrain with beaches, volcanoes, islands, and the boat-friendly Gulf of Fonseca. To anyone looking for a vacation off-the-beaten path, I highly recommend taking the trip.

  • PetlessInPetworth

    COFFEE SHOP! COFFEE SHOP! COFFEE SHOP! That is the thing that upper 14th needs most. I’d also a dig a sandwich spot like Straw Stick & Brick or Sundevich.


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