Luxury brand Shinola announced today it will open its long-awaited 14th Street store on September 3.
Shinola is a high-end retailer that sells upscale — and pricey — leather goods, bicycles, watches and other accessories.
The 5,000-square-foot-store, located at 1631 14th Street NW, will “stay as true to the original build as possible, keeping the original black and white travertine floor, moulded ceiling and additional details from the era alongside traditional Shinola fixtures,” according to a press release.
Though the press release mentions the building’s original use as a Studebaker showroom, it does not mention the building’s most recent role as the Central Union Mission shelter.
Shinola’s temporary shop at 1534 14th Street NW will be occupied by Shinola’s sister brand, Filson.