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Monday, June 30, 2008

Thinking About: Room and Board

The Washington Business Journal reports that furinture retailer Room and Board is scouting for a D.C. location. They seek a 35,000 square-foot, free standing building to buy in D.C. that’s an "older building with character." They do not want to be in Georgetown; 14th and U Streets and Dupont are apparently the current areas of interest.

Wouldn't it be cool if Room and Board would set their sights on lower 9th Street? I think 1314 9th Street would make an awesome furniture store and is primely located near downtown, the convention center, Logan Circle, and amidst a lot of neat local businesses like Long View Gallery, Maruka and be bar.

7 comments:

Charles Walker said...

I love Room and Board. Last year I was at their store in SoHo, and somebody there was telling me that DC was a place they were looking at.

Shaw Rez said...

35,000 square feet is a big store... I doubt the building I linked even approaches that. I wonder what, if anything, in the Convention Center area could provide such square footage...

Scott said...

818 Rhode Island Ave. NW and 819-821 Q Street NW? ("Le Slum Historique"?)

si said...

wonder bread factory

Anonymous said...

do a lease back part of the new convention center, it's almost always empty, put it back on the tax rolls

rr446

clay aiken said...

corner of 14th and T, currently covered in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle grafitti

Anonymous said...

Clay, that space is spoke for, Tryst/Diner is moving in there.