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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Retail: The C.A.T. Walk Boutique

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A reader sent in this photo of a new boutique that takes over the space formerly occupied by Rags 2 Riches. If you've been by send in a report. This is on the north side of the 1400 block of H Street.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks inviting. Why can't we see into the store?

poo impooser said...

Now all we need is a Dog House boutique and we are all set.

inked said...

Anon 9:06, it's a display window.

soul searcher said...

have any of our FT ladies taken a look around in this store? what's it look like on the inside? hope some of you can visit it...we need more retail....

Anonymous said...

What does "C.A.T." mean?

Anonymous said...

"Can't Avoid Tanking"

Anonymous said...

how bout 'Can Anon11:26 [stop] Trolling'

get a life whoever you are, it's not easy to run a business, and your comment is ridiculous

skinny cow said...

I actually thought Anon 11:15's post was pretty funny.

skinny cow said...

Sorry I meant Anon 11:26

litigatrix said...

The dress in the window looks kinda cute. I hope the rest of their merchandise is!

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:37 just doesn't really have much of a sense of humor. So while Anon 11:26 is working on getting a life, I hope Anon 1:37, whoever he/she is, will work on getting a sense of humor.

southofh said...

i hope that they are a great success. more power to them.

online shopper said...

a small store like that would be better off, probably more profitable even, by selling the clothes online and/or on ebay.

How much foot traffic does H ST even get during normal business hours 8-5? These days it just makes more sense to sell that stuff online. You could argue that they probably do both, in that case they will probably end up bleeding money that way.

sbizzle said...

Well - it's right by a BUSY bus stop = mega foot traffic. Let's give it a chance! C'mon people, pretend it has beer and stop by for a look.

ali said...

If it happens to be upscale resale, I'm there! Kinda a queen thrifter over here.

tha shiznit said...

it's right next to a bus stop! pretend it sells singles and give it a shop!

Jimi Olsenberry said...

You won't catch me there. Leaving that place gives new meaning to the C.A.T. walk of shame.

Anonymous said...

Much succes and welcom to the neighborhood.

Marin said...

Check out Liberty Tree, our newest restaurant, as reported on Prince of Petworth: http://www.princeofpetworth.com/2010/03/a-peek-inside-h-street-nes-liberty-tree/

Surprised not to see this info on FT.

inked said...

Marin,
You must have missed it. I talked about Liberty Tree. I just haven't eaten there yet. But others have and they left reviews.

Anonymous said...

Removing the security bars would make this storefront more enticing. One could use a roll up security grill on the interior or use vandal resistant window film instead. 3M makes a product just for this purpose.

Marin said...

Sheesh, I guess I got a little behind in my reading and made assumptions in my excitement for this new establishment. Thanks, inked :)

green poo said...

http://dcmetrocentric.com/2010/03/17/200-h-street-rendering/

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how you all get soo excited about a white establishment opening in the neighborhood but bash minority owned businesss...ie..the little dirty trailer on the used car lot that's supposed to be the best diner in the world! Imagine what you would say if someone of color owned that! You would think we all would be supportive of businesses opening as opposed to abandoned buildings..you may find it funny, but it really is sad...

Anonymous said...

Wow, anon 10:50... that is one crazy racist comment. Inked, please delete that ignorant, wrong, and disgusting post.

Anonymous said...

The anonymous race-baiter at 10:50 wonder what would happen "if someone of color owned that...little dirty trailer on the used car lot that's supposed to be the best diner in the world!"
Well, we'd probably go there, just as we do to Horace & Dickie's, Sullivan's, Popeye's, Kenny's, Sidamo, Taste of Jamaica, Souk, and a bunch of other places. Your point?
The diner isn't dirty. It hires people from the neighborhood. It fills a market niche - for which there was a real demand. And people from Trinidad are as welcome there as the white people Anon 10:50 sneers at.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:50 has also missed how we've been going on and on about the Ethiopic opening.

zee poo said...

PoP covers the palace of wonders makeover:

http://www.princeofpetworth.com/2010/03/big-changes-in-store-for-palace-of-wonders-on-h-st-ne/

Anonymous said...

I don't believe anyone mentioned the race of the owner of The C.A.T. Walker Boutique. Could Anon. 10:50 be making his/her own racist assumption about the race of this owner? Seems you tried to bait and got caught in your own hook.

Tom A. said...

I'm a model, you know what I mean? And I do my litte turn on the CAT walk.

I'm too sexy for this store.

Anonymous said...

I'm going bait racing.
T

Hillman said...

"Anon 10:50 has also missed how we've been going on and on about the Ethiopic opening."

According to some sad individuals in DC Ethiopians are the wrong kind of black.

So they don't count.

Just ask any of the Ethiopian places up on 9th St NW. They had tons of trouble from many black members of Shiloh Baptist Church and others.

Yet those same church members had no problem with the super-crappy corner liquor stores that were actually dragging the neighborhood down.

oboe said...

From the PoP link:

“Englert and Nicklas presented the merger to the ANC6a ABL committee on Tuesday night. They have to tear out a second floor wall between [Red & Black and Palace of Wonders] and even out the floor levels to make one big performance space with a good stage. They can get national level bands with the additional space. The burlesque-type acts will still be featured several nights a week. They’ll add a real kitchen with American food, featuring gourmet burgers. Food probably by Folkman and Cashion.

Holy crap. That's great news.

Marin said...

Tom A.--indeed! HA! Thank you for lightening the mood :)

average beer drinker said...

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how you all get soo excited about a white establishment opening in the neighborhood but bash minority owned businesss...ie..the little dirty trailer on the used car lot that's supposed to be the best diner in the world! Imagine what you would say if someone of color owned that! You would think we all would be supportive of businesses opening as opposed to abandoned buildings..you may find it funny, but it really is sad...
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actually most of us find it sad that you think that.
and nearly all of us just want to go to a place that sells or serves the things we want. crazy, huh? we don't give a damn about the skin color of the proprietor. so, woman's clothing store? thats great for them, but i'll pass.

but imagine how packed it would be if horace and dickies expanded and served beer ( maybe some natty bo?)and had seating?
why? fulfilling a demand.


maybe you could share with us some establishments you think are more deserving of praise than they have received?

Anonymous said...

nobody wants natty bo. it's too white trash
tonyt
the pug

average beer drinker said...

tonyt,
i had a few at the pug before. you guys have old style too.
i guess i'm pretty trashy.

lnj said...

hillman - just wondering, what did the SHiloh Baptist Church do to/about Ethopian establishments?

Anonymous said...

lnj,
blocked their liquor license for a long time.

Anonymous said...

The C.A.T. Walk Boutigue is really nice. They have a bunch of really nice high end consignment as well as new pieces. Great shoes accesories. Definitely a gem for the area if you are looking for a nice suit for work, dinner with the ladies or a night on the town. I am hooked on this place and the owner is really nice and helpful. Stop pass...that's what I did after reading all of the post.