Photo by PoPville flickr user Rukasu1
Thanks to Jonathan Padget for passing on to us last week: “Hear that, DC? WE’RE GETTING A TINY IKEA.”
Angele Robinson-Gaylord, President, US Property, IKEA Group, tells the #ICSCNYDM audience: “Target cities for IKEA’s new urban small-format Planning Studio after its debut in New York City this spring: Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and D.C.” @IKEAUSA #ICSCDiversity pic.twitter.com/rHHscjZab5
— ICSC (@ICSC) December 4, 2018
“For anyone who knows the furniture retailer’s massive blue-box megastores, this might come as a surprise. But what you’ll find at the Midtown outpost is something new: a “Planning Studio” with a much smaller footprint, where New Yorkers can get one-on-one advice before ordering items for delivery.”
The old vacant Footaction sneaker store is back to being the old vacant Footaction sneaker store. STAY TUNED.
The sign was basically a big ad for a phone service. But props to them, it definitely got our attention.
14th and Irving Street, NW
I’ve been getting tons of inquiries asking for updates on the coming Columbia Heights Wawa. I’m told that building permits have finally been issued and “hard construction” begins after the holidays. If all goes according to plan they should be open by May 1st.
And thanks to Eric Kmetz for passing on word about the Georgetown Wawa: (more…)
14th and Park Road, NW
Thanks to Wendy for sending word that Columbia Heights’ new Old Navy had opened last night in DC USA. I know it’s not a local cilantro purveyor that some have been pining for but still pretty good news.
14th and U Street, NW
Thanks to Abram for passing on the scuttlebutt:
“Just got word from one of the employees that the Dunkin’ Donuts at 14th and U street NW will also close on December 29th! First Columbia Heights, now U street! It’s a 14th street Donut massacre! Oh well, I guess another one bites the dust.”
Dunkin Donuts opened at 14th and U Street back in October 2011. STAY TUNED.
4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at Van Ness Street
From American University:
“I am pleased to share with you some new developments regarding the AU-owned property at 4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. The university has signed leases with both Surfside restaurant and the Broadcasters Child Development Center, local businesses that will help strengthen AU’s ties to the D.C. community.
As was announced previously, Surfside restaurant will open their third D.C. location this spring in the space formerly occupied by Firelake Grill. The Broadcasters Child Development Center (BCDC) will also move in during the coming months. (more…)
2002 17th Street, NW
Thanks to Beth for sending:
“Saw this around the corner from Hana Japanese Market, on 17th Street. Looks like a Japanese pottery store will move in soon. Wonder if they’ll collaborate with Hana for any events!”
Tokiya’s website says:
“Born and raised in Toki, Gifu, the founder “tomo” grew up being surrounded by the authentic Minoyaki pottery, which has a rich history and tradition dating back to the 7th century. It flourished during the Momoyama-Period (16th century) supported by the most influential tea master Sen-no Rikyu and under the patronage of Shogun Nobunaga. (more…)
Thanks to Mark for sending:
“Just wanted to report that Soapstone Market in Van Ness has a sign out today that they will be closing at the end of the year. Terrible news for the neighborhood, the store filled a big void we had. Another empty storefront in Van Ness coming soon.”
4465 Connecticut Ave, NW