826 Upshur Street, NW
Thanks to Mark for sending:
“I asked inside if the lease had increased beyond what they could afford and the woman behind the counter said, “no, they’re going to build condos”. So I’m guessing a couple of things: owner of the building sold and the ubiquitous four up and several back glassed front rectangle will be built in the nicely developing business strip on Upshur. Shame as there doesn’t appear to be another decent dry cleaner in Petworth, the one on Georgia near Safeway getting 1.5 stars and bad bad reviews. And Upshur has been developing a very nice strip of small local shops and good restaurants.”
Anyone else hear development plans?
When I lived in Petworth I had a love/hate relationship with Kilroy’s but in the end they won me over. They will be missed. Now the day Philip’s Shoe Repair closes is the day I and many others will truly weep. May it be many moons from today. Baruch Ha’shem.
8th and Florida Ave, NW
I walked by The Shay today and saw that signs have gone up for Argent – a workwear store for women – in the former Kit & Ace space. They’ve already opened a pop-up shop around the corner on 9th above Ride. Glad to see the space won’t be sitting empty for long.”
“Just walked by Why Not Boutique, the men’s suit shop on U near 14, & there’s nothing in there. Yesterday it was full like normal.”
We were just admiring them back in December.
1309 5th Street, NE
Thanks to a reader for sending from Publishers Weekly:
“Washington, D.C.-based indie Politics and Prose Bookstore has announced plans to open a second location at Union Market, a food and artisan hub located in the capital’s northeast district. The store is set to open this fall in an area next to the market’s existing indoor hall.”
5015 Connecticut Ave, NW
737 8th Street, SE
The Vanity Box’s website says:
“WHAT IS “VIRGIN” HUMAN HAIR?
Don’t worry it has nothing to do with cherries. Our virgin human hair has never been harshly processed and is chemical free. We firmly believe hair should be durable and versatile. Like a brand new handbag. But much sexier.”
Also did I mention Handsome Cock is becoming Vivid Lounge?
The Vanity Box will be coming right next door to the former Zest Bistro and future Sushi Hachi space:
Update: Thanks to a reader for sending some photos (above), “Laduree is in the old Godiva space. Wonderful lunch items, too, such as salad in a jar.”
And I imagine Sugar Factory is none too pleased…
Opening news tweeted yesterday:
— TAA PR (@TAA_PR) May 15, 2017
Ladurée opened in Georgetown May 2nd.
District Cuba’s website says:
“Our Mission is to promote cross-cultural exchange between Americans and the people of Cuba by providing our guests with a unique, hassle-free travel experience in Cuba.
District Cuba was conceived as an opportunity to promote exchange – fueled by friendship, family or simply curiosity – between Americans and the people of Cuba. Our carefully curated tours support sustainable development, responsible eco-tourism, and appreciation for Cuban people and their rich culture. We treat our customers as our guests, and work with the best partners in Cuba to deliver the best possible travel experience.”
1746 Columbia Road, NW
2408 18th Street, NW
So about those window displays…
This was briefly home to fellow lingerie and more store, Lotus Blooms, before they closed last June.
Hart’s Desires Suitland, Maryland Facebook page says:
“HART’S PHILOSOPHY ON PASSION The goal of Hart’s Desires is to catapult our clientele into that ethereal and elite stratosphere of sensuality. By offering the most sexually savvy products to both women and men, we allow them the freedom to enter a”