Monday, March 19, 2012
The home decor and furniture store will open at 1267 Wisconsin Ave., the former location of GapKids.
Jonathan Adler's Georgetown store will open May 22 at 1267 Wisconsin Ave., NW. The home decor and furniture store has 15 U.S. stores, with at least three more (including Georgetown) opening this spring, and one store in the United Kingdom, according to the company website. H/T to Curbed DC for reporting the May opening.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
The urban sister of Crate and Barrel will open on M Street April 30 in the former home of Staples and the temporary neighborhood library.
After months of anticipation (and construction pains for rear neighbors) CB2 Georgetown will open Saturday April 30 at 3307 M St. Want a sneak peek? They company is hosting a VIP reception (that appears to be open to, well, anyone...) April 29 from 7-9 p.m. to celebrate the opening of CB2 Georgetown. The party will feature DJ Spider and foods by a top D.C. chef, José Andrés. They also hired a professional photographer to snap images of guests lounging on "affordable modern furnishings." You might even be featured in the Georgetown catalog. During the official opening weekend, April 30 and May 1, CB2 will donate a percentage of sales to the Capital Area Food Bank.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The mid-century modern vintage store on upper Wisconsin Avenue is going out to business for good.
For the past eight years, Mike Johnson has owned and run his store, Sixteen Fifty Nine, on upper Wisconsin Avenue, offering mid-century modern furniture, lighting, art and other decorative objects. But, after a very slow two years, Johnson says the best financial decision he could make is to close his store. Johnson's lease goes through March; depending on how quickly his inventory sells, he might close up shop sooner. In the week since he announced his closing and the 35 percent price reduction on all inventory, half of it has sold. Unlike other Wisconsin Avenue stores that have closed, like Presse Bookstore, it is not the rent that is forcing Johnson out, it is the economy and changing shopping patterns in the District. In fact, Johnson …