Washington, DC

709 7th Street, NW

Earlier this week we broke the news that the Bed Bath & Beyond/World Market would be closing in Chinatown. Ed. Note: One reader hears they could remain open until April. Anyway, I’m now hearing some scuttlebutt from a very good source who says a Target may be taking the space. This is unconfirmed at the moment but I give it an 85% chance of happening. STAY TUNED.


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

“Dear PoPville,

Hi! My sad commuter bicycle really needs a tune up. I tried to replace the brakes myself over a year ago … got frustrated, gave up, and haven’t touched it since.

Do any fellow popville readers have any suggestions or favorite shops in DC?”

Ed. Note: With the recent closure of District Hardware and Bike as well as the The Bike Rack’s Brookland location and BicycleSpace in Adams Morgan and on K Street this will be a good thread for future reference/queries. Personally I have had great service at Conte’s Bike Shop at 3410 Wisconsin Ave, NW.


This is the old Sugar Factory space on the first floor.

Hotel Chocolat’s website says:

“When the very first Hotel Chocolat shop opened its doors to guests in North London in 2004, it was the start of a revolution in British chocolate. Two entrepreneurs, Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris, were on a mission to make chocolate exciting again.

Today, we have 103 shops as well as cafés and restaurants, Read More


709 7th Street, NW

Thanks to Kristen for sharing:

“I ran an errand to Bed Bath and Beyond in Chinatown and the cashier told me that as of today they are a “liquidation store” and that they will be closing (I didn’t get the date). I told her I didn’t know that and she said that employees had just heard today themselves. I am not heartbroken by the store closing, but I definitely feel bad for the employees, especially this time of year. Thought I would share especially after what happened with La Tasca across the street.”


730 Maine Ave, SW via Facebook

Ed. Note: Back in 2017 District Hardware and Bike moved from Foggy Bottom to The Wharf.

Thanks to all who messaged us the sad news. From District Hardware and Bike | The Velo Cafe:

“To our friends, family and neighbors,

With heavy hearts it saddens us to inform you all that as of this Sunday, December 1st at 5pm, District Hardware and Bike will be permanently closed for business. For 50 years we’ve operated District Hardware and Bike as an independent, family owned small business, and have done our best to bring a unique, neighborhood-focused concept to fruition. Unfortunately, things haven’t worked out the way we thought or planned, and we are unable to continue operating. Read More


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