624 E Street, NW
On the heels of Matchbox taking over the old Hen Quarter space on the other side of E Street comes some more good lunching news for Penn Quarter – I hear that “There’s a Sweetgreen going into the old Taylor Gourmet spot at 624 E St NW. Coming this May.” I give this a
73% 93% accuracy rating. [Update: Douglass Development just like a tweet about this, so I’m taking that as a very good sign.] Fingers crossed and stay tuned!!
4500 Wisconsin Ave, NW
The scuttlebutt that Best Buy was closing in Tenleytown, turned out to be true. On the listserv I had seen some rumors from folks hearing that the ACE Hardware on the lower level would also be closing. I’m happy to say that is not the case – I hear that ACE is safe and sound in this space, which is a relief.
As for the Best Buy space I continue to hear two things. 1. That somehow the space may have been leased by Amazon. 2. The strongest rumor (more…)
716 7th Street, NW
Update from Honeygrow:
“Yes, that location will close after Friday 11/16.”
Oh No, Et Tu Honeygrow? A reader reports:
“I am a frequent diner at Honeygrow in Chinatown. I went in for lunch over the weekend and the manager told me that they are closing on November 16th. Not sure for the reasoning, but I’m guessing this location was just not profitable enough. This is devastating given that we lost Shophouse not that long ago.”
Honeygrow opened up with great fanfare back in December 2016.
2424 18th Street, NW
Thanks to all who messaged me:
“Sad news, just walked by and they are closed for good. Said they were “moving” to their K St location on the window and the space was mostly emptied out. It’s a a very big retail space, so it will be interesting to see what goes in there.”
“Just wanted to confirm that BicycleSpace is closing their flagship Adams Morgan location [Opened July 2015], to focus on their K Street [Mt. Vernon Square] and Ivy City shops. the usual reasons, rent too high, too much square footage to support with bike sales and service, lots of veteran staff members leaving over the past year. It’s a bummer for 18th Street, and I hope my friends who work there will be ok.”
In June I said I was 97% sure Adams Morgan was getting a WaWa. If I were a betting man…
Prior to BicycleSpace this was home to Slaviya and back in the day, Cities.
Doug tells us: “Rumor: a friend heard from Best Buy employee that the Tenleytown store is closing on Nov 3”
I also hear a rumor that they would be closing “at the end of the month.”
Updates when more is known.
1207 19th Street, NW
Caroline asks: “Does anyone know why tulips closed?”
Hmm, their Facebook is down but website is still up. Anyone hear anything. Tulips only opened here back in December. Previously this space was home to Porter’s and Irish Whiskey. Updates when more is known and/or we learn who takes over the space.
2321 18th Street, NW
Let’s start off with the good news. While emails were not returned directly, it appears the reader report of Bourbon closing in September is FALSE. Yesterday Bourbon replied to some tweets from Barred in DC after rumors persisted of an upcoming closure: “Hi guys, we’re NOT closing, and haven’t storied anything this week. Rumors of our death (by POP) have been greatly exaggerated. But come by for $8 Bulleit juleps or Old-fashioneds.” A sigh of relief could be heard from Florida Ave to Columbia Road.
1864 Columbia Road, NW
Sadly, rumors of other closures persist in Adams Morgan. A reader hears that “Metro K Supermarket on Columbia and Belmont will close at the end of November.” I went into the store on Saturday and an employee said they also heard the store would be closing in November but couldn’t confirm 100%. STAY TUNED on that and all fronts.
1333 19th St, NW just south of the metro
“The Jamba Juice at Dupont Circle is closed with paper on the windows. You can see the remnants of the old Ben and Jerry’s peaking out from behind!
Also, Barry’s Bootcamp is right next door, and apparently they have a juice bar inside. Who knew? One of the trainers told me that the Jamba Juice is going to be a poke place.”