4500 Wisconsin Ave, NW
In November I shared some scuttlebutt about the space saying “The strongest rumor that I continue to hear is that a full size Target may take over the space.” The Washington Business Journal confirms the news this morning:
“Target to fill big Tenleytown retail vacancy.”
Best Buy closed November 3rd leaving a big hole to fill. Some folks doubted that a Target would fill that hole due to the fact that Cleveland Park was getting one of the “small-format” urban stores (opening April 7th by the by.) Stay tuned for updates as this one gets closer to opening, probably this fall.
827 Upshur Street, NW
Loyalty Bookstore opens today!
From an email:
“Please come and share the love at our Soft Opening on Valentines Day! Thursday February 14 and Friday February 15 we will be open 12-8pm. We’ll be giving you 20% off any of those last minute or belated Valentines cards Thursday-Sunday. (more…)
7071 Carroll Ave
HUGE news for Takoma Park!!
From a press release:
“The Girl & The Vine, a neighborhood wine, food market and bar to offer unique food and beverages in the heart of the Takoma Park community.
Takoma Park residents announce the March opening of The Girl & The Vine, located at 7071 Carroll Avenue. The neighborhood market will feature a thoughtful selection of food and beverages including wine, beers, cocktails, coffees and teas, as well as sandwiches, salads, bread, meats and cheeses, and more.
With indoor/outdoor seating, ample parking, extensive hours seven days a week and counter service, customers can drop into the casual, bright, and inviting space to purchase: (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
Does anyone have any recommendations for local card shops? I used to work near 14th and loved Miss Pixie’s for quirky cards, but am now closer to Federal Triangle (aka a food/store/anything desert). Any recommendations for local card shops in this area or around town that I should explore?”
Albemarle and 40th Street, NW
Making progress at the future Wawa in Tenleytown. It’s been a long time coming but they’ve made some good process over the past two weeks! This location used to be an old Sears appliance store.” (more…)
corner of Maine Avenue and 9th Street SW
From a press release:
“Shop Made in DC, the first brick and mortar store stocked exclusively with DC brands, will open a second location at The Wharf in Southwest D.C. on February 12th. Located at the corner of Maine Avenue and 9th Street SW, the second Shop Made in DC will be exclusively retail-focused, [Ed. Note: no cafe]with established, independent DC-based brands such as Bailiwick and Cherry Blossom Creative along with newcomers like Annie Margot and Sharlaine Anapu Jewelry.
The 1,400 square-foot retail shop features an industrial aesthetic with a mural by local artist Meg Biram, along with a plant canopy installation by Jungle & Loom. Curated by Stacey Price of People Make Place, Shop Made in DC’s second location will continue its mission of low-entry to marketplace for DC creatives to sell their goods and increase visibility of their brands while stimulating the local economy. (more…)
“We’ll be closing up the shop in March, taking a little break, and opening the Hyattsville location in the fall.”
Thanks to Justin for sending word: “Red Onion Records is going to be leaving their U street location and move up to Hyattsville.”
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Let’s get serious folks – 13 years ago I moved to DC with no job, a cat, a gal, and lots and lots of records. I found a little basement space on 18th St and opened Red Onion Records & Books. The ceiling was low, so was the rent, and we really loved our time there. We had parties, book readings, so many great in-store performances, it was truly a magical place. Nine years later we packed everything up and moved out of the basement and a few blocks over to a bright and sunny space on U St. I’ve loved our time there and all the new faces we’ve met, but it’s time to say goodbye to DC. We’ll be closing up the shop in March, taking a little break, and opening the Hyattsville location in the fall. This wasn’t an easy decision, but we’re looking forward to what the future will bring. I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everybody who has ever been a part of this crazy adventure, we couldn’t have done it without you. ❤️
77 H Street, NW
BREAKING News! Sixth Engine also closing on Mass and 4th. It’s a bloodbath! Apparently something is moving in, so it won’t be empty long. It’s a real bummer, it was a great after work spot.
Ed. Note: Update from another reader: “I can confirm Sixth’s Engine’s closing. I was at the closing party last night.”
438 Massachusetts Ave, NW
I’ve worked in Chinatown/Mount Vernon for about eight years now, and the recent spate of business closings is jarring! Just got word the Starbucks next to the Walmart is closing, which is hot on the heels of the Au Bon Pain and Capital One closing on the same block. (more…)
3505 Connecticut Ave, NW
“Target will celebrate the grand opening of its newest Washington, D.C. small-format stores, in Cleveland Park and at Georgia & Eastern, on April 7, 2019. Both stores will begin hiring for more than 100 total team members at events on Feb. 8-9.
The Cleveland Park store is located at 3505 Connecticut Ave. NW, across from the Cleveland Park Metro stop, and will host hiring events at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The Georgia & Eastern store is located at 7828 Georgia Ave. and will host its hiring events at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center.
These two new stores mark Target’s fifth and sixth small-format stores in the greater D.C. area. (more…)
801 K Street, NW
The Apple flagship store can’t be far behind!!
From an email:
“In a few months, the Historical Society will open the new DC History Center at the Carnegie Library. The DC History Center is the permanent home to the Kiplinger Research Library, the DC History Center Store, and a host of public programs, workshops, and exhibits. It animates the local stories of Washington for students, teachers, and the public. Become a Member.”