It’s not really a surprise in a changing and increasingly expensive neighborhood: the L & N Thrift Store at 1830 14th Street NW has moved to a new location in a more affordable area. I noticed over the weekend that the sign on the door says L & N has moved to Georgia Avenue NW near Columbia Road.
The space is empty and–except for the large new Room & Board furniture store–there are no other businesses on the Swann to T block on the west side of 14th. As the neighborhood changes and becomes more wealthy, the customer base undoubtedly shrank as well.
It would be interesting to know what the owner is asking for the space. Last week the owner of MOVA Lounge at 1435 P Street NW told the Washington Blade that he was moving his business because monthly rent for the two-level space exceeds $25,000 per month.
What neighborhood is Georgia and Columbia NW? Google Maps says it’s Pleasant Plains, which is south of Park View, which is south of Petworth.