Washington, DC

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.”

Ed. Note: Palena closed back in 2014 and the pain is still real though glad to see the space finally get filled. Read More


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?


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