Washington, DC

by Prince Of Petworth September 9, 2019 at 9:45 am 0


Florida Ave between 8th and 9th Street, NW

Thanks to Cameron and Kristin for sending: “Another hit for small retail in DC. First Punch, then this.”

From Violet:

“This is a bittersweet email to write. After much thought, I’ve decided to close Violet. Our last day open will be October 20th and all sales will be final as of September 30th.

There are many reasons I’ve made this decision. Some personal. Some related to the business environment that retail, in particular small retail, will face over the next few years. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

From an email:

We at Violet Boutique are excited to announce that we are moving from our current Georgetown location at the end of November, and are headed to the Shaw neighborhood. You may remember that we relocated from Adams Morgan to Georgetown in 2016, and we learned so much by being able to expand our square footage, and by testing the waters in a retail-heavy neighborhood.

Our last day in Georgetown (3289 M Street, NW) will be Sunday, November 26!


1924 8th Street, NW

And in December – we’re back. We will be opening a temporary pop-up shop from 12/1 – 12/31 in The Shay (1924 8th St NW – the former Steven Alan space), and the tentative opening date for our new location (a few doors down from the pop-up space) is March 2018. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm 1 Comment

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2439 18th Street, NW

From an email:

“We’re sad to say that we’ll be closing our Adams Morgan location for good on April 30th and reopening at 3289 M Street NW on May 2nd. We love Adams Morgan and will miss it dearly but we’re also SO EXCITED to move Violet to a much larger space and bring our brand and exceptional customer service to Georgetown!

Since we’re moving moving to Georgetown at the end of April, we wanted to show our appreciation for all that our neighbors in Adams Morgan have given us over the last 5 years. To celebrate our 5th anniversary, on 3/11, we will be making three $1,100 donations to non-profits in the greater Adams Morgan neighborhood. We would love for our customers (and neighbors) to vote to assist us in picking the recipients. Voting will begin tomorrow at 5pm via an online form. Likes and comments on social media will not count towards voting. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShopVioletDC/ and Instagram @shopvioletdc to cast your vote!” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 16, 2011 at 11:30 am 10 Comments

Violet Boutique located at 2439 18th St, NW in Adams Morgan opened up last weekend. This one is for the ladies – from their Web site:

With an incredible array of fashions and accessories, you can have it all at Violet.

Fashion should be fun. It’s about experimenting, trying new looks, and most importantly, being your best self. Above all else, I want every woman to leave Violet feeling beautiful in their own skin.

The space looks great and it’s nice to Adams Morgan add some retail to the eating/drinking options to 18th Street.

As always the photos will tell a better story:

Couple more shots after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 29, 2020 at 9:25 am 0


14th and P Street, NW

On Friday we broke the sad news that Dolcezza’s logan location was closing. Four more are unfortunately closing too. From DOLCEZZA:

“For the past few weeks, we have been thinking a lot about what the last 16 years has meant to us as a family and the impact this business has had on our lives.

In 2004, we opened a small kitchen in Georgetown with the goal of bringing the amazing gelato from the parlors of Buenos Aires to our home here in Washington, DC.

Since then, our lives have centered around our family business. We have grown so tremendously over these past 16 years with Dolcezza.

We learned the importance of local farming and being guided by the seasons. We became parents of three beautiful little girls. We had family members married from chance encounters in our shops. We hosted dinners at our factory with our chef friends. We officiated weddings and threw concerts. Our little girl’s first job was selling pints with her grandmother at the Dupont Circle farmer’s market.

None of this is unique to Dolcezza — we are all crafting indelible stories in the many ways we interact with each other every day. But that takes nothing away from the overwhelming honor and appreciation we have for everyone who has been a part of our simple Dolcezza dream: our amazing employees, customers, farmers, chefs, makers, neighbors and city. You have made this an unforgettable ride and we only hope we have affected you in the same incredible way you have affected us.

So it is with these beautiful thoughts in mind and the sobering effect that COVID-19 has had on our industry that we are announcing the closing of five of our store locations: Logan Circle, City Center, Wharf, Dupont Circle, and Bethesda. These shops will be closing during the month of October. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 14, 2020 at 1:30 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Interesting guidance coming from the Y. This is the first I’ve heard that members would be required to wear a mask when working out. I support this but I imagine some will complain. I don’t think I would have problems wearing a mask when working out but maybe that’s a sign I don’t work out that hard?”

“Dear YMCA Member,

A CAUTIOUS OPENING (more…)

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