Monday, August 13, 2012

Work in the big, empty space at DCUSA?

Today I walked by DCUSA and noticed a bunch of sawhorses and architectural drawings in the first floor on Irving, the space where Ellwood Thompson's was supposed to go. Not sure if this means something's coming in, or maybe they're just working on the upstairs space, which will be the new DSW shoe store (which is going into space 204 below, on the 2nd floor.) Still, interesting to see. 

When Ellwood Thompson's finally backed out, the developers said they were in touch with  "several grocery operators" and "We believe it's a viable grocery opportunity and there are a number of groups interested," though they would not specify which. "That's the direction we're planning on going in." 

With Whole Foods Trader Joe's coming to 14th and U, that's probably out, and there's also a Harris Teeter not far away in Adams Morgan, so there are really only a few possibilities left -- Trader Joe's and... that's it? I can't really think of any others. Let's hope something comes into that spot.

Here's the floor plans (note the tenants are out of date, this was the original plan before DCUSA opened.)


  1. I thought Trader Joes was going into 14th and U. Has that changed?

  2. jcm, you are right. It is Trader Joe's, not WF (as we all know, WF is just blocks from there already).

  3. I know it's a long shot, but it would be AMAZING if TJ's decided to set up shop in DCUSA instead of 14th and U - even closer for me!

  4. You're right, brain fart. Will fix and add a link. Thanks.

  5. I am guessing this is just storage. For example, the space next to WSC is FULL of stuff right now, and I asked them, and they said that it was just being used for storage.


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