A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Home of Trinidad Market (AKA Mike's) Listed for Sale at $425k

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The owner of the building at 1322 Florida Ave has listed it for sale at $425k. Though the sale would not necessarily impact the lease, some neighbors have speculated that it could ultimately lead to the closure of Mike's. The shop owner has repeatedly complained that his store is not profitable. Not entirely surprising, considering that some residents have told me that they refuse to shop there due to his sale of ski masks (in the summer), multiple variety of mini scales, and synthetic marijuana (in the past), and his past habit of locking all customers inside the store until buzzed out by a clerk. I had even had an incident in which a clerk couldn't hear me, misinterpreted a hand gesture, and attempted to sell me a mini rose in a tube (an item generally regarded as a crack pipe). Following my complaint, the store was inspected, and temporarily shut down by the Department of Health for selling expired food. Since that time, the owner has (somewhat) cleaned up his act. We shall see what the future brings.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't this also the place that had rats at one point? And is always getting held up at gun point? If so good riddance.
My mother in law who is from out of town once took a walk to this place with my 2 yr old. I nearly had heart failure when she told me that she went there. That place is filthy and attracts crime.

Oct 10, 2013, 8:54:00 PM

 
Blogger Alan Page said...

Sells ski masks in the summer? Wow.

Oct 11, 2013, 10:34:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any word on what's going on at the Ohio Restaurant? Noticed some movement there in the past week or so.

Oct 11, 2013, 12:57:00 PM

 
Anonymous CarmenJello said...

Aw damn, now where am i gonna get my dimebags from?!

Oct 11, 2013, 2:53:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was like what is and what kind of drug does a sky mask go with. Sounds like a hallucinogenic

Oct 11, 2013, 4:06:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

place is an f'in dump that attracts a bunch of crack selling douche bags who hang out there...

Oct 11, 2013, 5:34:00 PM

 
Blogger inked said...

4:06,
Sorry, SKI mask, not SKY mask.

Oct 11, 2013, 9:13:00 PM

 

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