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Forest City announced this afternoon, and this tweet and its accompanying photo would seem to confirm, that local men's clothing store Hugh & Crye is coming to the Boilermaker Shops at the Yards.
Known for their slim-fit dress shirts and other offerings that are tailored (ahem) to a buyer's physique type, the company operated out of a Georgetown storefront until recently, along with its main offices in Shaw.
The press release from Forest City says that the location will open "next month," but We Shall See.
On its web site, Hugh and Crye bills itself as a "new kind of retail company" that's "here to shake up the retail establishment along with its ridiculous margins and unsustainable practices," but that "deep down, we're a Mom and Pop." They have a program where shoppers can bring in old dress shirts and receive 10 percent off their next order, with the old items donated to Martha's Table.
This is the last next-to-last empty retail space--for the moment--on Tingey Street. And note that Hugh & Crye is the first clothing retailer to open at the Yards, and in the entire neighborhood itself (unless you count the team store at Nats Park, I guess).
(Note: Editing and fixing boo-boos on the fly today. Too much happening too fast.)
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JES says: (2/4/15 11:41 AM)
Someone always has to be first. If they do well, maybe other clothiers will follow.


202_cyclist says: (2/4/15 11:56 AM)
@JES:

All we need is a Tesla dealship and a bike store and then the neighborhood will pretty much be complete.


JD says: (2/4/15 12:01 PM)
AND YET THERE IS STILL NO CELLPHONE STORE.

What kind of "neighborhood" can it be without one?



JES says: (2/4/15 2:32 PM)
I never thought I'd advocate for keeping retail rents high, but if that's what's keeping those godforsaken phone stores out of here, then that's a-ok by me.


Westnorth says: (2/4/15 2:34 PM)
Recruiting businesses who do most of their sales online is a fantastic strategy to break out of the restaurant box. Everyone says they want more soft-goods retail in their neighborhood, but there really aren't enough local customers to sustain much (especially since apparel, in particular, likes to cluster and it's kind of all-or-nothing).

And even better, it's a menswear retailer who sells clothes in my size!


ZoolanderANDtheBoYz says: (2/6/15 7:21 AM)
@202 - Tesla store sounds a fantastic idea. May be, they come move from 11 and k to somewhere on M street SE.


Westnorth says: (2/9/15 1:36 PM)
Stopped by the soon-to-be-former Georgetown store on Sunday to pick up some shirts. They've already moved some stuff over and expect to be open for business in a few weeks, with a grand opening in April/May. I didn't ask if the Shaw offices are also moving down.


Westnorth says: (2/23/15 4:29 PM)
H&C's latest email blast says they're already open for business, although right now appointments are requested. They consolidated both locations to Boilermaker.

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