reports on the mom and pop shops around 14th and Park Rd in Columbia Heights, and the challenges they face. Some groups, like the Latino Economic Development Corporation, are helping businesses, giving their stores facelifts and stuff. It's not a bad idea, some of the places on Park between 14th and 15th are not too inviting.
Another business owner, who runs a translation and notary service called Multi Servicios Latinos at 3541 14th St NW, says she'll be opening a bakery with shakes, tea, and other goodies, with a patio - that sounds like a cool addition.
Some other of those stores are interesting - Robyn (who wrote the reviews of El Rinconcito and Mayorga) wrote about the Park Road shops for The Onion a few months back. I also remember reading an article somewhere about the area being a bit of a Vietnamese shopping area, like the store pictured here.
Anybody have any experiences with the shops on Park?