14th and Park Road, NW
Thanks to a reader for sending: “Chase is opening a branch in Columbia Heights. Perhaps the vacant Vitamin Shoppe store?”
The Washington Post story says:
“Seven of the 70 planned branches have already received regulatory approval. They include sites in the District’s Columbia Heights, Logan Circle and Georgetown neighborhoods, one branch near McPherson Square Metro station, one in the District’s Ward 7 east of the Anacostia River, one in Bethesda and two in Arlington.”
Previously we had heard that an Old Navy could be coming to DC USA. More recently I’ve heard a Gap, Gap Kids and/or a Michael’s crafting store. Stay Tuned. And since we’re talking about Columbia Heights retail yadda yadda yadda Wawa!!
1328 Florida Ave, NW Photos courtesy Ivy Wild
From an email:
“Ivy Wild carries clean and organic skincare and makeup brands, including men’s skincare supplies. Many of the brands are also smaller, independent, women-owned businesses; many are highly eco-conscious and practice fair-trade and sustainable production.”
1603 U Street, NW
From an email:
“Over the past three years, Whiskey Ginger has sought to bring great style to the U Street Corridor. Along the way, we’ve met a group of amazing customers, many of which are now considered dear friends. Unfortunately, the lease for the U Street location is about to end, and after a great deal of thought and careful consideration, we’ve made the emotional decision to close the shop as of April 22, 2018. The good news is, there’s still time to come see us! And, even after the U Street location closes, we will continue to serve our customers online through eCommerce channels.
As a way of saying THANK YOU for a great three years, we’re offering our loyal fans:
All Remaining Inventory
So please come and say hello before we close our doors! Quantities and sizes may be limited, but we have lots of great style we still want to share with you!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. While we bid a remorseful temporary adieu, we’re excited for the future and the next chapter. We promise to share it with you as it unfolds.”
14th and Irving Street, NW
Whoa – massive update on that Wawa coming to Columbia Heights. A commenter wrote in the original post:
“I just spoke with my friend who work at pizza place next to five guys Columbia height metro station. His workplace along with other store there (five guys, potbelly, etc) will soon close and replaced by wawa.” (more…)
1541 7th Street, NW
Shaw Rez writes:
“Not excited to see this sign announcing a head shop is coming to the 1500 block of 7th Street. But better than an empty storefront? What happened to Yard & Toast?”
Thanks to Liz for sending:
“Walked by the 7/11 on Columbia Rd and noticed this. I wondered if it’s actually closed for remodeling or “closed for remodeling.” It could certainly use a refresh so this may be legit but thought I’d point it out. Taxi drivers will revolt if this 7/11 closes!”
19th and Columbia Road, NW technically 1900 Wyoming Ave, NW
1450 P Street, NW
Though the sign says moving, a worker inside said they were “closing, closing.”
This is the spot with the Buddhas on the side:
Thanks to Lisa Chiu for sending:
“Hot tip for ModCloth lovers – Visited their only brick-and-mortar store in Austin last week & they said they’re opening a 2nd store in DC. They’re looking at locations including “The Shaw?” a woman there said. I told her: We just call it Shaw.”
1901 L Street, NW. Photos by Jonathan Padget
Thanks to Jonathan for sending. 19th Street’s ups and downs not just relegated to restaurants. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.
19th and L Street, NW
3040 Wisconsin Ave, NW
From a press release:
“On Tuesday, March 13, Amazon Books will open in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Amazon Books is all about discovery. We’ve applied over twenty years of experience as a customer-focused, online retailer to build a store that integrates the benefits of offline and online shopping and spurs discovery of great books, Amazon devices and customer favorites from Amazon.com.
Our stores are highly-curated: (more…)