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by Prince Of Petworth December 12, 2017 at 10:05 pm 0

1709 Connecticut Ave, NW

From an email:

“The Cheeky Puppy will say goodbye to Dupont Circle as of Christmas Eve. While we’ve loved being part of the community, it makes the most business sense to focus instead on our burgeoning online business with a more flexible footprint than full-time bricks and mortar allows.

We are fully stocked going into the holiday, but have seriously discounted some items in preparation for our pivot – 30% off collars and leashes chief among the deals! We also have some fixtures available that won’t be moving to our online hub.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 11, 2017 at 10:05 pm 0

1406 14th Street, NW

Last week we learned that Hit Item was going out of business. Last day was Saturday and that is what drove me to eat pumpkin pie potato chips. Don’t judge.

And on a serious note – when I stopped by to clean them out of waffle shirts, almost every single patron who purchased something thanked the owners and told them how sad they were. What was even sadder was how resigned some sounded…

Updates when we learn who takes over the space.

looking north towards P Street

by Prince Of Petworth December 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

1037 33rd Street, NW courtesy EastBanc Inc., Jamestown LP and Acadia Realty Trust

From a press release:

“Five cutting-edge, growing retailers are giving Georgetown a shot. EastBanc Inc., Jamestown LP and Acadia Realty Trust announced today a curated collection of storefronts that are entering into the D.C. market and opening their first showrooms in Georgetown’s shopping district. Up-and-coming brands, Illesteva, State & Liberty, AUrate New York, Rapha, and MacKenzie-Childs, have picked Georgetown as the ideal home to reach D.C. trendsetters, area fashionistas and visiting shoppers. These in-demand, emerging merchants have chosen our nation’s capital to expand their merchandising enterprises outside of their home operations headquartered in New York, Michigan and London. All of the lease agreements, with the exception of State & Liberty, may extend indefinitely beyond their initial term and could be a permanent addition to the Georgetown shopping scene.

3025 M Street, NW. Rapha, “bringing its passion for the sport and culture of cycling” courtesy EastBanc Inc., Jamestown LP and Acadia Realty Trust

Eyewear designer Illesteva is launching their first D.C. pop-up on December 1 at 3306 M Street NW, which will operate in Cady’s Alley through April at least. Men’s clothing store State & Liberty introduced a short-term shop at 3035 M Street NW with doors remaining open until the end of December. In early November, jewelers AUrate New York debuted its first D.C. pop-up at 3263 M Street NW and will stay up and running until at least March. Cycling clothing and accessory retailer Rapha has just unveiled its first D.C. location, a pop-up Clubhouse located at 3025 M Street NW, which will be open through February at least. Designer goods and handcrafted furniture shop MacKenzie-Childs has already launched its first pop-up outside of New York at 1037 33rd Street NW, and it will operate until July, 2018. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 5, 2017 at 9:55 am 0

1417 New York Ave, NE

Thanks to VJ for sending:

“Fingers crossed it’s a short lease and there’s going to be a redevelopment plan sooner rather than later, but this doesn’t seem like great news.”

Ed. Note: A new TJ Maxx recently opened in Ivy City.

From Ross’ website:

“Welcome to Ross Dress for Less

Since 1982, our focus has been on bringing our customers a constant stream of high quality department and specialty store brands at extraordinary savings a.k.a. bargains, while providing an easy, fun and organized shopping experience.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 5, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

via google street view

UPDATE 3:27pm:

I was just at the corner of Georgia Ave. and Kennedy and spoke to the building’s property manager, who told me that a licensed structural engineer looked at the wall in the basement of the Lucky Corner building today. The structural engineer determined it’s not a danger to the public.

The structural engineer’s report will be completed tomorrow and it’s expected that the Lucky Corner store will be cleared to open.

Best regards,

From ANC 4D01 Commissioner Nancy Roth:

“The Dept. of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs has condemned the building that houses the Lucky Corner convenience store (5433 Georgia Ave. on the corner of Georgia and Kennedy St. NW). (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

Georgia and Webster Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

In partnership with the Latino Economic Development Center, we’ve been working with corner store owners on Georgia Avenue (Petworth) on re-merchandising and re-thinking their operations, product offerings for this new economy — vastly different than when they opened their operations 20+ years ago.

Especially with the recent chatter over this Silicon Valley startup, I would love to pose to the greater PoP community, what are they looking for from their local corner store? What types of products? What type of ambiance? What would make you frequent that corner store for a cup of sugar, a stick of butter — your neighborhood shop — instead of driving to Walmart?

I’d love to feature Uneeda Market (photo above.) The owner has an amazing vision and story. I’ve attached a few photos here: fresh baked cookies made each day; the best morning deal — a cup of coffee and breakfast sandwich for $4.50; and his homemade Ethiopian beef and curry chicken meals for $5.95.”


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