Wednesday, July 2, 2008

What Happened to Pink November?

In a comment in another thread, this question got asked:

"Sorry for the off topic question, but does anyone know what happened to the store Pink November on 13th and U?"

I think I might be able to shed some light on that one. A few weeks ago, I was dropping off a pair of shoes at George's at 13th and U, which shares the building with Pink November. While chatting with George, he mentioned that his shop would soon be moving--to the corner of 16th and U. The reason being, a developer has purchased the building at 13th and U and has plans to redevelop the property. George mentioned at the time that he had approached the owners of Pink November and inquired about partnering with them to purchase the building, but they were not interested.

So while I can't say for certain what has happened to the store--whether or not they plan to reopen elsewhere, or whether they're gone for good--what I can say is that they won't continue to exist at their current location.

And I would be remiss if I didn't throw out a plug for our favorite neighborhood shoe repair guy, George. He does great work at reasonable rates, and he's been a neighborhood fixture for years. He was still in business at 13th and U the last time I checked (about a week ago), but he should be moving to his new digs shortly.

9 comments:

queenNriot said...

Pink November originally had two locations, now they are just located in Georgetown....1529 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, 20009
(202) 333-1121

Mr. 14th & You said...

Thanks for the info, Queenriot. I didn't know they had a Georgetown location.

14th & You said...

Mr. 14th & You always ambles into a used book store or over to a bench whenever I venture into the Georgetown PN ; ). Maybe that means he won't recognize it when the bank statement comes . . .

Mr. 14th & You said...

I may not recognize storefronts, but I am particularly adept at recognizing large credit card statements. :)

Catherine said...

Well I'm glad to hear my favorite shoe guy will still be in the neighborhood, at least.

Anonymous said...

FYI pink november has a huge mark up on their dresses. i love the store but am better off ordering online.

Anonymous said...

Pink November is finally back on U St. - 1534 U St., NW. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

They actually moved the store a little further up closer to 16th street.

Anonymous said...

Pink Novembers clothes are over priced and the quality of the clothes are CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP!!! I have made several purchases from Pink November and it seemed as if every piece ripped, the buttons fell off or the colors just faded (even when taking the clothing to the dry cleaners). But I will say that the customer service is great!...to bad the clothes aren't.