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Whoa – Wake Up Little Suzie Closing in Cleveland Park, Retirement Sale starts March 3rd; Firehook Bakery “starting a new business unique to Cleveland Park” in the space

3409 Connecticut Ave, NW

Ed. Note: Earlier this morning we learned that Sababa, “a salute to the cooking of Israel”, was coming to the former Ardeo space down the strip.

You could get whip lash if you’re not careful here. Whoa part five from Wake Up Little Suzie:

“After 40 years of running a retail business I have decided that it is time for me to retire. This was not an easy decision but I am excited and am looking forward to the next part of my life.

Words cannot express the gratitude I owe to each of you who supported the store over the years. Wake Up Little Suzie not only survived but thrived in Cleveland Park.

I thank you all for your patronage and your friendship. I thank you for making Wake Up Little Suzie a part of your lives and a part of our great neighborhood. I have known some of you since 1977 when I opened my first store, As Time Goes By, on Capitol Hill. I got to know more of you when Wake Up Little Suzie opened in Adams Morgan in 1988. When I moved to Cleveland Park in 1993, I knew I was home thanks to the loyalty and support I received from all of you.

Wake Up Little Suzie’s success would not have been possible without Tim Bellis. I owe him more thanks than I can ever express. I am also grateful to all the wonderful part-timers who have helped over the years. I never could have done this without you.

It is always hard to say goodbye, but I want to share some exciting news. Pierre Abushacra and the Firehook Bakery team will be starting a new business unique to Cleveland Park in my space. I think this is a wonderful development for the neighborhood and I hope you will join me in wishing Pierre the best with his new local venture.

My retirement sale will begin on March 3rd, and in order to prepare, the store will be closed March 1st and 2nd.

On behalf of Tim and myself, we will miss you and we thank you.


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