Posts Tagged “Commander Salamander”
Jan 10 2011
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Oct 29 2010
According to Chris Peterson, a store manager who spoke with Washington City Paper, all Commander Salamander employees received final notice of the store’s closing last Thursday. Employees weren’t surprised about the news, though.
“There were lawyers going in and out of the store all week,” Peterson told City Paper.
Alas, poor Salamander. We’ll miss walking past your storefront and gawking at your steep, going-out-of-business sales.
Feb 24 2010
Simply Soles, a women’s shoe store located in Columbia Heights, is abandoning its current location and moving to 3222 M Street NW in Georgetown, Prince of Petworth reports.
A letter PP received from the owner, Kassie Kempel, suggested she thought business would be better for her in Georgetown, where she says she can get the same rental rates as she pays in Columbia Heights now.
Vox hope she brings that adorable storefront getup with her, but we have our suspicions about this new store’s business practices. Commenters on PP‘s post chided the store for never being open.
In other Georgetown retail news, Commander Salamander, which had originally planned to close in January, is not shutting its doors after all, at least for now.
Carol Joynt reports that she’s received word that the store is remaining open, and an employee who spoke on the condition of anonymity confirmed it for Vox.
“There’s no date at which we expect to close,” the employee said. “We’re just hanging on.”
Jan 20 2010
One more Georgetown fixture will soon be packing up its bags to leave Wisconsin Avenue. Commander Salamander, a clothing and accessories store on Wisconsin Avenue, will be closing by the end of the month without plans to move to another location, according to store management.
Commander Salamander joins 47 52 other businesses that will have either closed or moved to a different location within the last year, according to a report compiled by Georgetown Metropolitan. While most of the 2009 business closings were smaller independent stores, established brands and businesses like American Eagle and Nathan’s shut down, too. On a brighter note, 22 stores also opened (or relocated) in 2009, among them Gore and Dean, Georgetown Cupcake, and Diesel.
Judging from the three stores on Commander Salamander’s block of Wisconsin Avenue that are currently sporting “Going out of business” signs in their windows, which besides Commander Salamander include Milano and Hardware, 2010 does not look too promising for Georgetown businesses.