by Borderstan.com September 12, 2012 at 9:00 am 1,586 0

"Urban Essentials"

Urban Essentials now at 1401 14th Street. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

Urban Essentials has moved its merchandise from a 12-year stay at 1330 U Street NW to the 14th Street Corridor.

"urban essentials"

Urban Essentials showroom. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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.

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.

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by Borderstan.com July 27, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,371 0

Urban Essentials

Urban Essentials will move from its U Street location to the former location of Reincarnations on 14th Street. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com. 

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.

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by Borderstan.com December 1, 2010 at 5:00 am 1,409 0

14th & W NW Perseus Realty

The residential, retail and YMCA project on the 1300 block of W St. NW will soon get underway. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Perseus Project at 14th & W NW to Begin

The U Street Neighborhood Association reports that the long-planned residential, retail and YMCA project from Perseus Realty at the northeast corner of 14th and W St. NW will soon get underway: “The approximately 300,000 square foot project will have 231 rental apartments, an all-new 44,000 square foot YMCA facility, and over 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.”

Thursday Fundraiser for Think Local First

Think Local First is holding a fundraiser from 6 pm to 9 pm on Thursday at Local 16, 1602 U St. NW: “All donations goes to Think Local First DC, a non-profit that works with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable, local economy in Washington DC.” There is a $10 suggested donation. Be sure to watch the video, “12 Days of Local,” promoting local businesses –you will see quite a few familiar faces from Boundless Yoga, Pulp, Busboys & Poets and more.

ANC 1B Meets Thursday

The December meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1B will be Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7 pm in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the Reeves Municipal Center at the northwest corner of 14th and U Streets NW. The agenda and more information is online. The southern districts of ANC 1B cover the U Street neighborhood.

Urban Essentials Celebrating 10th Anniversary

Urban Essentials at 1330 U St. NW is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a sale through Dec. 15 — up to 30% off they say.

Downtown Holiday Market Opens Friday

The 6th annual Downtown Holiday Market opens Friday and runs through Dec. 23; hours are noon to 8 pm each day: “Located across from the Verizon Center (601 F Street) and Gallery Place-Chinatown metro, the 6th annual outdoor bazaar is bigger and better than ever, with more than 150 local artisans and exhibitors.” This year’s focus is environmental sustainability.

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