After 12 years at 1330 U Street NW, the contemporary home furnishings store Urban Essentials is relocating to a new 5,700-square-foot storefront on 14th Street NW. And to help ease the burden of the move, Urban Essentials is marking down all floor sample items by 20% to 60% starting Saturday, July 28.
Urban Essentials’ new location at 14th and Rhode Island NW was previously occupied by Reincarnations Furnishings. After 20 years, Reincarnations closed its doors this past spring, due to increased rent in the neighborhood. Urban Essentials is scheduled to open its 14th Street location on September 5.
The locally-owned furniture store specializes in small-scale furnishings specific to urban lifestyles. According to David Schaefer, founder and owner of Urban Essentials, the recent boom in apartment and condo developments along the 14th Street corridor continues to create a demand for smarter, sleeker and smaller-scale living ideas.