Read a book, eat some ice cream! Lulabelle's Sweet Shop and Loyalty Books reward young readers

Read a book, eat some ice cream! Lulabelle's Sweet Shop and Loyalty Books reward young readers

There can be magic when local businesses decide to work together, and this is especially true for Upshur Street’s Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop and Loyalty Bookstore, who are teaming up to encourage reading by giving a sweet reward!

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Lulabelle’s was burgled again, opening today for a fundraiser

Lulabelle’s was burgled again, opening today for a fundraiser

Son of a ... Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop at 847 Upshur Street NW was robbed again last night, making twice in as many weeks. The thief or thieves first tried prying the door open, damaging the door in multiple places, until giving up and smashing the old plate glass into pieces.

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Upshur's 'veteran,' Julie Wineinger, is learning to juggle everything on the road to success

Upshur's 'veteran,' Julie Wineinger, is learning to juggle everything on the road to success

I walked into Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop on a sunny Friday afternoon to interview owner Julie Wineinger about what it’s like to be a woman business owner. Before I could even sit down, the scene before me spoke volumes: there was Julie, one hand on her laptop, fielding questions from her staff behind the counter while discreetly nursing her five-week-old son inside a cloth carrier.

It was the epitome of the juggling act that every working mom performs, and is even more acute when that new mom is a business owner.

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“Random Acts of Neighborliness” (for free!)

“Random Acts of Neighborliness” (for free!)

This year, I’d like to help you love your neighbor. I’m giving away dozens of free treats, tagged with neighborly sweet nothings, to remind Petworth residents how much you care. Stop by Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop to pick one up to give to your neighbor — and as a bonus, register to win a free gift basket from Lulabelle’s!

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Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop reopens with new food menu, same great ice cream!

Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop reopens with new food menu, same great ice cream!

File under yay! and yum! Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop reopens after a month-long hiatus. Inside you’ll find some minor remodeling, but the real changes are to the breakfast and lunch menus.

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Lulabelle's to temporarily close end of December

Lulabelle's to temporarily close end of December

Lullabelle’s Sweet Shop at 847 Upshur Street NW is temporarily closing on December 24th to reorganize operations and some other store features.

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A sneak peek of Lulabelle's Sweet Shop!

A sneak peek of Lulabelle's Sweet Shop!

Lulabelle's Sweet Shop (847 Upshur Street NW) officially opens tomorrow, but I got a sneak peek (and a sweet taste of some ice cream) this afternoon. So yum!

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Lulabelle's Sweet Shop opens Saturday!

Lulabelle's Sweet Shop opens Saturday!

We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop Saturday, December 9, 2017. Thanks to Petworth’s patience and its avid support of our pop-up events, we are now ready to open our doors!

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Lulabelle's Sweet Shop coming to Upshur Street

Lulabelle's Sweet Shop coming to Upshur Street

Julie Wineinger, who owns Willow Fashion on Upshur Street, finally announced the upcoming opening of her latest Petworth business, Lulabelle's Sweet Shop at 847 Upshur Street NW. This location has had many different restaurants and businesses call it home over the years, most recently the perplexing "Dinner Lab," and then sat vacant for quite some time. Having an experienced and extremely community-focused resident like Julie give this location new life is outstanding. Expect to find coffee, ice cream, gifts, greeting cards and plenty of sweets. 

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