Kaveh Rad will somehow be the new kid on the block when he opens his new store this Saturday on 14th Street NW — Capital Carpet at 1832 14th Street. For residents, the good news is that a new retail store is opening in the neighborhood, one that carries home goods. The shop will be located on the ground level of the building that will also house Edan MacQuiad’s pizzeria on the second and third floors of the building.
Rad, who has been in the neighborhood for the last 18 years, has seen the Logan and U Street areas change dramatically. The new store offers a more high-end selection of merchandise than what has been in the neighborhood up until now — the result of the residential construction boom and the changing demographics of the area. “I hope to entice the new residents of the neighborhood and welcome old friends,” said Rad.
Capital Carpet brings the tradition and expertise that Kaveh gathered while working in the industry, but also a new approach to carpet retail. For openers, it is a dog-friendly store (although that seems to be a growing trend in Borderstan). Moreover, it is a very welcoming space with a boutique feel to it.
Rad has a selection of carpets for both residential or office use. Rad points to premium brands such as Karastan and Masland that he will carry. The store also carries wood flooring and Italian design tile.