Saturday, December 29, 2012

9th Street New Stores Update: Reformation Fitness, 9th & Beats, Simon Vintage, A&D, Darryl Carter, Xtend Barre DC, Cause, and Old City Green

A number of new stores and bars have opened on 9th Street in the past two months.  Since I haven't posted about them individually, I put together a round-up of the openings (including Reformation Fitness, 9th & Beats, Simon Vintage Furniture and Homegoods, A&D, and Daryl Carter), which you can read below.

Reformation Fitness — Opening January 5

Reformation Fitness is scheduled to open on January 5, 2013, at 1302 9th Street, NW.   Reformation Fitness "specializes in small group, integrated pilates equipment classes - including the reformer, chair and mat."   There will be a grand opening event and open house on January 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

According to its Facebook page, Reformation Fitness' hours will be Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Its phone number is 202-813-3647.

9th & Beats — Now Open

9th & Beats opened on December 13 at 1219 9th Street, NW.   According to Borderstan, 9th & Beats is a 2,000 square foot performing arts venue located inside the Old Dominion Brewhouse.  It will feature music, comedy, and arts events and can hold over 200 guests.
Opening weekend events included the first of a planned weekly music series called Rebels With a Cause (opening weekend featured The Black Sparks and Ladle Fight) and the inaugural performance of “Who in the Whatnow?” a comedy/variety show featuring standup, sketch, improv, and gameshow elements.

Upcoming events can be viewed on 9th & Beats' Facebook page — note that their website events listing is not up to date.

Simon Vintage Furniture & Homegoods — Now Open

Simon Vintage Furniture & Homegoods opened on December 10 at 1911 9th Street, NW. Simon describes itself as offering "a wide range of furnishings, housewares, toys, and other artifacts from Art Deco to Mid Century Modern to lightly used Contemporary."

According to its website, the store is open Monday through Friday from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The phone number is 202-629-2517

A&D Neighborhood Bar — Now Open

A&D Neighborhood Bar opened on December 5 at 1314 Ninth Street, NW. A&D serves drinks and a limited menu of food. You can read a Washingtonian overview of A&D here.

A&D is a creation of Ali Bagheri and Dan O’Brien, who run the market/restaurant Seasonal Pantry at 1314 1/2 9th Street, NW, and the sandwich shop SUNdeVICH in the garage portion of 1314 9th Street, NW.

According to its website, A&D is open Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., and is closed on Sunday. The phone number is 202-290-1804.

Darryl Carter Retail Store — Now Open

The Darryl Carter retail boutique opened at 1320 9th Street, NW, on November 24 .  The Washington Post has called Carter "one of the city's top-tier interior designers" and it provided the following descirption of the store:
"Shopping at Darryl Carter Inc.... is like a treasure hunt through the home of a very tasteful friend.  A wander through the many rooms of the rehabbed 19th-century brick building will uncover handcrafted pottery and custom-bordered napkins from local artisans, twisted-branch floor lamps, corkscrews made of antlers, Swedish sake sets and the designer’s own clean-lined sofas and chairs upholstered in oatmeal-colored linen. Peek in a drawer of a massive, glass-fronted cabinet salvaged from a Georgetown manse and you’ll discover a row of beautiful steel and brass textile shears. Walk past farm tables with lightly scented burning candles, a woodsy fragrance based on Carter’s own cologne, to the tippity-top level, where whitewashed brick walls and hand-hewn beams set off concrete toothbrush holders, Spanish linen towels and old-fashioned shaving brushes and soap mugs."
According to the Post article, the store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., and is closed on Monday. The phone number is 202-234-5926.  You can check out Darryl Carter's design Facebook page here.

Xtend Barre DC — Now Open

Xtend Barre DC opened at 1228 Blagden Alley, NW, on November 10.  Its press release (via Curbed DC) states that "Xtend Barre workout is a fast-paced, 55-minute full body immersion that fuses dance, Pilates, and sculpting exercises."

According to its website, Xtend Barre DC's classes are held on Monday at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Thursday at 7:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  Its phone number is 202-289-2020.

Cause Philanthropub — Now Open

Cause Philanthropub opened at 1926 9th Street, NW, on October 24.  Cause is a bar with a twist — 100% of its profits will be donated to charities.  You can read a Washington Post overview of Cause here.

According to its website, Cause is open Sunday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to close and Friday and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to close.  Its phone number is 202-588-5220.

OLD CITY green — Moving

OLD CITY green (OCg) closed its location at 9th and N Street, NW, in early December (the property is slated for redevelopment).  But it announced on December 11 that it would be relocating to the courtyard in front of the former Shaw Junior High School building at 925 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.  OCg has already moved much (all?) of its stock to the new location, but the store itself is closed until spring 2013.


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