There's a new store opening near Columbia and 18th that will focus on urban gardening supplies. It's called Urban Sustainable, and it plans to stock organic seeds, hydroponic supplies, grow lights, tools, as well as offer vegetative roofing consultation and installation.
It says this about itself: "Based in the heart of Adams Morgan, Urban Sustainable will help you set up your own garden."
It is occupying the old locksmith store at 1787 Columbia Rd.
This sounds like an excellent addition to the neighborhood.
There been some rising angst lately over the number of vacancies in Adams Morgan; most notably the recent closing of Design Within Reach at 1838 Columbia St., and Blockbuster. But new places are opening as well.
Snap, a longtime Georgetown fixture, just opened a restaurant on 18th near Columbia. It serves crepes, bubble tea and smoothies. (I just had a banana smoothie there and it was very good.) Snap also has plenty of seating.
I don't know when Blockbuster will close for good, but there's still a fair amount of DVDs left, especially if you like poorly reviewed B-movies.
This sign (below) doesn't show Blu Ray discounts, which were the weakest, ranging form 10% to 15%.