Olfactory NYC Smells New Opportunity in DC

Olfactory NYC, a do-it-yourself fragrance experience, has sniffed out a new retail location in Washington, D.C. Jason Richter of Capricorn Retail Advisors represented the landlord in the deal, while David Dochter, Logan Chambers and Matthew Alexander of Dochter & Alexander Retail Advisors represented the tenant

Barnes & Noble Returns to Georgetown Building it Vacated in 2011

Barnes & Noble is turning a page on its history and heading back to Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood, the company announced. After leaving the area — and the same building — in 2011, the book giant inked a 33,754-square-foot lease for three floors at 3040 M Street NW.

Marx Realty Adds Immersive Gamebox to Historic DC Office Building

Immersive Gamebox has inked a 4,500-square-foot lease at The Grogan, a five-story office building in Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles Clothier Rails Replaces Vans in Georgetown

Los Angeles-based clothing brand Rails will open its first store in Washington, D.C., in Georgetown, according to EastBanc, who facilitated the deal on behalf of owner, the Alafoginis Family.

Member-Only Vet Clinic Parker & Ace Debuting in DC

Parker & Ace, a full-service, membership-based veterinary clinic, will open its first location in Washington, D.C., later this month. The clinic signed a 2,700-square-foot lease at 501 H Street NE with landlord Douglas Development, which acquired the property in 2013 for $5 million. At the time, the developer demolished an existing building and replaced it with a six-story, 22,165-square-foot mixed-use building with three levels of retail and 28 apartment units.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Bringing Esports Theater to DC’s Gallery Place

Washington D.C. is getting into the esports game. Gallery Place, a 660,000-square-foot power center in Downtown D.C., is adding District E Powered by Ticketmaster, a 14,000-square-foot live theater under the Monumental Sports & Entertainment banner.

Q&A: Retail Adviser David Dochter Talks COVID Impact on Downtown DC

Washington, D.C.-based Dochter & Alexander Retail Advisors recently conducted a comprehensive overview of retail units in Downtown D.C. and along the high-street retail corridors, including Georgetown and 14th Street, examining the pandemic’s impact on the retail sector.  Its findings showed vacancy rates of 22.6 percent for Downtown D.C., 16.6 percent for Georgetown, and 11.0 percent for 14th Street. When compared to its pre-COVID winter of 2020 numbers, these numbers have just about doubled in all three markets.

German Beer Hall-Themed Bar Replacing A-Town Bar & Grill in Arlington, Va.

MacNac Hospitality is shuttering A-Town Bar & Grill and replacing the popular Arlington, Va. watering hole with a new German beer hall-themed bar called Bronson, according to a press release from MacNac…

DC Retail Is All About Hanging Out

Sometimes, the key to a successful retail venture is a bright, shiny screen. At least, that’s what AT&T is hoping. Earlier this year, AT&T undertook a renovation of its flagship in Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown to include the installation of two new 90-inch televisions visible in the storefront.