Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Yes! Update

To those who have asked: it does appear that the Yes! Organic Market in the Union Row development will be arriving soon, having overshot its anticipated spring 2008 opening. Opening may have been contingent upon getting the appropriate ABC license; the ABRA hearing application was not posted until this summer.

9 comments:

Catherine said...

so do we have a tentative date or anything? a month? another season?

Anonymous said...

My guess would be October but the looks of things.

Mr. 14th & You said...

Catherine: I've got an inquiry out to Yes! on the question, as I haven't been able to find anything official. I'll post an update here when/if I receive something.

Catherine said...

Thanks! Living 2 blocks away, I've been waiting patiently for what seems like forever. And it just grows more frustrating as spring turns to summer turns to fall... and no updates/progress.

Anonymous said...

They put the sign up and the interior is looking much more complete, I would say another month and it's open

Steve S said...

Leaving aside the fact that the last thing DC needed was its umpteenth organic grocery store, I'll be pleased to see the space getting used.
I'll be even more pleased when the CVS opens next door to it. That I can use and it will hopefully run that ghetto Rite Aid on 13th and U out of business.

Mr. 14th & You said...

Steve - the "ghetto" Rite Aid is actually an improvement over the P St. CVS, believe it or not. Organic grocers typically don't cover all the bases for certain necessities such as toiletries and pet products. Thus, I don't see the arrival of Yes! affecting the Rite Aid any more than the Whole Foods presence has affected CVS.

Anonymous said...

It is about time that they open the Yes! up. Sure, it's another organic grocery store, but it's closer than Whole Foods. I am glad to see additional retail in the area. Now, what are they going to do about the increasing crime as the economy gets worse? I am shocked at the number of violent crimes committed in an area with expensive condos. I have never seen a cop on foot patrol in this area.

Mr. 14th & You said...

"I am shocked at the number of violent crimes committed in an area with expensive condos."

If you are, it's only because you don't know much about the recent history of this neighborhood. Simply because some developers put up some high-end condos doesn't mean the criminal element that existed before the condos did will simply vanish.

You're making the mistake a lot of people make about neighborhoods like Logan, Shaw, Columbia Heights, etc.: If there is "high end" development there, then the crime should disappear. Sorry, but when an individual buys into a "transitioning" neighborhood, that includes both the good and the bad.

If you're concerned about crime in this area, I'd recommend getting involved at the local level--attend ANC meetings and talk with members of the police force, and communicate with the MPD, local officials and other residents about issues relating to public safety. The only way to ensure adequate police presence and a higher likelihood of a reduction in the criminal element is to make people aware of what is happening.