Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ellwood Thompson's: "No movement currently"

UPDATE: See the post above for newer info.

No news is not good news.

The other day I emailed Ellwood Thompson's, the organic supermarket that was supposed to begin construction at DCUSA this month, to ask their progress. They responded "At this time, there is nothing to report. We certainly hope to have movement soon, and I will be sure to contact you at that time."

I also sent them a Twitter message and got virtually the same response: "we have no movement currently on the store in DC. but we will be sure to tweet you when it starts rolling!" I then contacted them to clarify, asking flat out if they will be starting construction this month, (which is what their CFO said in June at the North Columbia Heights Civic Association meeting), and again, the response was "Per my email yesterday, we do not have anything to report. When we have updated information, I will be happy to forward it." I wrote them back again, but I have a feeling the response will be the same.

This doesn't bode well, and it's frustrating. If you aren't going to open or something is delaying the opening, just tell us. This isn't some kind of international diplomacy, it's a grocery store. A long-awaited and much-desired grocery store, which makes it even more annoying.

If you've heard anything, let me know: newcolumbiahts(at)gmail(dot)com. And send them a Twitter message while you're at it! @ellwoods

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