"It's honestly dependent on our sales picking up,[spokesperson Cyndi] Watkins said, noting that the Richmond store is barely breaking even right now. "The company is really exited about moving in to [D.C.], but we've got to look after the employees that we've got here."This is extra frustrating to me, as I emailed the store in late March, and Watkins said they were looking to start construction soon: "We are securing contractors etc to start working on out DC location at the moment, we do not have a date as when we expect to open as of yet. But as soon as we do we will let you know we are hoping for the end of 2009 early 2010."
Friday, April 24, 2009
Ellwood Thompson's plans delayed
This stinks. Via DCist, Ellwood Thompson's, the organic supermarket that planned to move to DCUSA, has delayed their plan to open, with no timetable. DCist reports that they still have a lease for the space, but can't afford construction right now. There's no timetable, just that they won't be opening in fall like they had planned.