1300 Wisconsin Ave, NW
This weekend I noticed the Georgetown store was having store closing sales. Didn’t realize it was the whole chain. Oof, I’d say I buy 75% of my cards here :(
CNN reports this morning: “Schurman Fine Paper, which owns the brand, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday in a Delaware court. The company is closing all 254 of its US and Canada stores. More than 1,000 employees will lose their jobs.”
I think they have a Union Station location too. So where to buy card now?
843 Upshur Street NW
From a press release:
“Loyalty Bookstores (827 Upshur Street NW) and Willow (843 Upshur Street NW) are excited to announce their latest partnership: a Kid’s Room Pop-Up inside Willow!
The Loyalty + Willow Kid’s Room will open on Saturday, February 1 inside of the currently unused space in the back of Willow’s shop, and will be fully decked out for children and families. The Kid’s Room will feature children’s toys, books, and games for sale, space for youth to read and play while parents shop, and ongoing children’s programming–including Loyalty Bookstores’ ever-popular Storytime and Singalong with Bearsong. In addition to the Kid’s Room Pop-Up, Loyalty Bookstores will have books for adults in the front of Willow and will also be supplying books to Willow’s Navy Yard location (1331 4th Street SE). Read More
Thanks to Aseel for sending word about the coming soon notice from School of Rock: “For over a decade, School of Rock has taught guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and keys through an innovative performance-based method. Students are put through a series of private lessons and group rehearsals and then get to show off what they learn on real rock stages to real rock audiences.”
3458 14th Street, NW
Nick writes: Allegro Cleaners dry cleaning (next to Thip Khao on 14th) abruptly went out of business in late December. I was wondering if anyone has any info on what happened/what they think will be replacing it. Seems like a good space”
Another reader writes that she was having trouble picking up her clothing from Jin’s at 1944 New Hampshire Ave, NW. Have others been able to get their clothes?
1108 24th Street, NW at L Street
Thanks to Isabelle for sending:
2627 Connecticut Ave, NW
Ugh. Thanks to Morgan for sending:
“Somebody really went wild at Sherry’s in Woodley Park overnight. So disappointing- it’s a great store”
Jen also writes: “Looks like Sherry’s Wine & Spirits in Woodley was broken into last nite — front window and door glass smashed; saw guy sweeping up this morning. :(“
1250 H Street, NW
Thanks to Wendy (and Gordon) for sending:
“FYI, one of (if not) the last Staples closing in DC. Downtown, 12/H Streets closing Jan. 10. Going to replaced with a WaaaaaaWaaaaaa. No more last minute office supply runs.” Read More
1623 Connecticut Ave, NW
Back in July 2018 a Lou Lou clothing store closed here. Prior to them this was the longtime home to the Melody Record shop which closed back in January 2012. Not sure when Mimosa Salon opened but it was in the last few weeks.
2920 M Street, NW
Harper Macaw are “Fine chocolate makers, restoring and protecting rainforests near our cacao sources in Brazil. Made from bean to bar in Washington, DC.”
Ed. Note: See our discussion on D.C.’s best bookstores here.
Thanks to Josh for the heads up. Lost City Books (previously home to Idle Time Books) writes:
“We’re boxing up and saying bye to the books as we get ready for our remodel. Come and see us and our new shelves on February 3rd. Until then, happy reading!” Read More