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by Prince Of Petworth July 20, 2017 at 10:25 am 0

Last week a reader shared some renderings showing an Apple store at Union Market. There was much skepticism but now another tipster reports:

“One of the manager’s in the market told me about a month ago that Apple was scoping out the space directly behind the market for a store. He was pretty certain it was a done deal but nothing had/has been announced.”


by Prince Of Petworth July 17, 2017 at 10:15 am 0

We’ve had a helluva UNIQLO roller coaster ride. Looks like the first D.C. proper location is finally happening!! A tipster sends the sweet words:

“it appears Uniqlo is coming to Union Station. They have numerous help wanted ads that were just posted late in the week for a new store opening there.”

My guess – 1st floor – old swatch store all the way back to the former cd store

And indeed – here it is in all it’s glory:

UNIQLO Union Station Retail Sales Associate (Part Time)

Date: Jul 11, 2017

Location: Washington D.C., DC, US

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 16, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0

1221 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Streets Market and Cafe has now opened their 2nd location at 13th and Mass. Ave, NW. They opened their first DC location at 14th and Belmont Street, NW back in 2014.

709 Kennedy St, NW

Thanks to Mike for sending word about Culture Coffee. Back in March we thought they were opening a 2nd location in Fort Totten Square. Turns out they’re moving there. From their website:

“*****ANNOUNCEMENT: The Kennedy Street location is officially closed. Visit us at our new location 300 Riggs Rd. in September of 2017.*****”

by Prince Of Petworth July 10, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0

3426 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Sweet. From Conte’s website:

“We are excited to announce that we will be opening a new Conte’s Bike Shop location in partnership with Giant Bicycles on Wisconsin Ave in Washington DC later this year. For years, we have proudly carried the Giant product line in all of our stores making this partnership a wonderful opportunity for our company and Giant. We invite you to visit our new store later this year.”

They’ll be located right next door to The Silver Brasserie opening this August.

by Prince Of Petworth July 7, 2017 at 10:25 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

From the Old Takoma Business Association:

“Duende District Bookstore will be popping up in Takoma at La Mano Coffee Bar from July 11th-23rd. Duende District is a mobile bookstore that celebrates authors of color and offers both adult and children’s books. Duende District books will be available during La Mano Coffee Bar business hours. Meet founder, Angela Maria Spring, formerly of Politics & Prose, at the shop Monday-Wednesday, 10am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12-6 pm. Be sure to stop by for coffee, a handmade treat and a book.”

304 Carroll Street, NW

Solid State Books’ website says:

“Welcome to Solid State Books, Washington DC’s newest independent bookstore and coffee bar! We are excited to bring the finest books and merchandise to our nation’s capital. Ideally situated in the heart of the bustling and historic H Street Corridor, Solid State Books will provide downtown Washington DC with the vital intellectual and social hub it so desperately needs. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 20, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

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.


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