A flower shop and craft classroom is coming to Upshur Street

A flower shop and craft classroom is coming to Upshur Street

A flower and plant shop called She Loves Me will be opening at 808 Upshur Street in the next few months. The shop will sell flowers, plants and gifts, and will offer craft classes upstairs. The space had housed Philip's Shoe Repair for 51 years before the owners retired and the shop closed last November. 

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Keeping it local this Mother’s Day in Petworth

Keeping it local this Mother’s Day in Petworth

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 13th. There are lots of ways to show your love for mom locally while supporting Petworth businesses. Here's some of the specials local businesses and organizations are offering…

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Calm in the Urban Jungle... or "We dig plants"

Calm in the Urban Jungle... or "We dig plants"

Cody Alexander, co-owner of Urban Jungle, shared his love of orchids, succulents and all things tropical during my visit to his store at 2603 Sherman Avenue NW. The former nurse explained his natural tendency to nurture made it easy to transition to opening the business in 2015.

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After 51 years, Philip's Shoe Repair set to close, to be honored by CM Todd & Mayor on Saturday

After 51 years, Philip's Shoe Repair set to close, to be honored by CM Todd & Mayor on Saturday

After almost six decades on Upshur Street, Philip’s Shoe Repair is closing its doors as the owner, Philip Calabro is retiring. The last day for the store is November 18th. The DC Mayor and Ward 4 Councilmember will presenting Philip with a certificate of appreciation on the 11th.

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Walls of Books grand opening and activities this weekend

Walls of Books grand opening and activities this weekend

Any neighborhood would be lucky to have even one bookstore located within a 10 miles — Petworth has an amazing library and the phenomenal Upshur Street Books. On Saturday, February 6th, we’ll officially have one more with the grand opening of Walls of Books.

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