It’s been awhile since we uncorked a CHS biz notes edition with a Capitol Hill assortment of news and etc. from the retail and selling stuff besides food, drink and entertainment end of things. Something we missed? email@example.com, please
- Edgar the Store has closed its red doors for good. Thanks to the several of you who sent in a note or a question about the north Broadway shop shutting down. We haven’t had a chance to ask what was behind the decision. We profiled Edgar Lee’s retail effort here in June 2009 when the red-doored boutique of random interesting things opened. Checking the records, no obvious signs of an imminent transition to a pizza, Thai, pho or sushi restaurant, yet.
- That same north end of the street will be the new Broadway home for Bank of America come Monday. The temporary home near Poppy will house the bank through construction of the 230 Broadway project. The Monday February 7 opening in the new space indicates demolition of the old space is imminent. Get ready to for some Tonka action at Broadway and Thomas.
- The University District Twice Sold Tales is closing its doors at the end of March but the Capitol Hill edition is hanging in there. The Harvard Ave Twice Sold is operated separately from Twice Sold Enterprises, the company behind the University District Store in a relationship that probably only Capitol Hill owner Jamie Lutton and Stranger book nerd Paul Constant can explain. Anyway, go buy a book already.
- In our shoddiest reporting ever, we can tell you there is a new nail salon opened on 12th Ave near Denny but we can’t tell you much more. If you have stopped by or know the scoop, do share. We recently wrote about a couple more specialty salons joining the Capitol Hill body service fray.
- Scenic Drive E. Pike Factory is holding an indoor market the weekend before Valentine’s Day. The February 12th and 13th sale promises “a fine curated designer showcase featuring unique local makers and doers.” Cupid loves a well-turned marketing phrase. That’s hot. You can find them at 611 E. Pike St.
- More shoddy reporting. The empty-seemingly-forever storefront on Madison just up from Piecora’s is showing signs of life and appears to be full of vintage furniture and furnishings. No sign up advertising a name however so we’re stumped. But, yes, furniture/design shop, it appears.
- We’re at 23rd and Madison’s Patty Pan for breakfast Friday morning between 8 and 10a. Stop by, say hi and have a cup of coffee on CHS.