Help-U-Sell building on Upshur gets ready to expand up and out to offer more office space for rent

The building at 843 Upshur Street has become famous for the Petworth mural and Willow Fashion, along with the Help-U-Sell Brokerage upstairs.

Help-U-Sell Real Estate is beginning a major reconstruction project at their building at 843 Upshur Street, the second time this building has gone through improvements. The tall green building on Upshur, which is also home to Willow Fashion and the Petworth mural, will add a third floor on top and is expanding into the back of the lot along the alley to add more office space for rent.

Marc Dosik, the owner and broker of Help-U-Sell, previously renovated the building in 2011 when he purchased it, greatly changing the building and offering retail space and office space. Now that building is growing again to offer more features to the neighborhood.

843 Upshur St back in 2011 before the first renovations.

The expansion will offer a refreshed look to Upshur street out front along with improvements in the alley behind the existing building. Contractors have already broken ground behind the building in the alley, and expect to have work completed by summer. Marc Dosik, the owner of Help-U-Sell, plans to rent out office and desk space to businesses that need office work space in Petworth. 

The back of 843 Upshur earlier this year with an expanded foundation.

Once completed, the building will offer usable rental space for businesses during the day and early evening hours, increasing afternoon foot traffic for the retail and restaurants in the area.

Willow Fashion will remain open and rocking their great window on the first floor during the construction. (Stop in and check out the hippest finds in NW DC and support Julie and her creative team during the construction!)

Marc Dosik outside of the building.

The Help-U-Sell Brokerage is growing with more agents and clients and are looking forward to expanding the office to keep up with the demand for our services. We can assist home buyers and sellers, and are always open for walk-in business. Although we will be displaced during the construction in about 4-6 weeks from now, we will continue to serve the community during this time, with no disruption, from our remote locations. You can continue to reach us at 202-543-7283 or via email at

This is a sponsored post for Help-U-Sell Federal Realty, owned by agent Marc Dosik and located at 843 Upshur Street NW in Petworth. Marc is an active member of the Petworth business community and a sponsor of the Petworth News blog.

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