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14th St Survey Says: Affordable Food, Please!


Artist rendering of the development planned for west side of 14th Street NW between S and Swann Streets. (Image: JGB Companies via DCmud.)

Artist rendering of the development planned for west side of 14th Street NW between S and Swann Streets. What kind of retail will grace the first floor? (Image: JGB Companies via DCmud.)

As of Tuesday evening, approximately 150 to 200 people had voted in the Borderstan poll, “14th St NW: What Do You Want More Of? This is an approximation as voters could select as many of the 12 choices as desired.

A total of 912 votes were cast for 11 choices plus Other to the question, What kind of stores and businesses do you want more of on the 14th Street NW corridor… between Thomas Circle and Florida Avenue NW? You can pick as many as you want.

My initial read on the results, below, of this very unscientific poll, is that respondents tend to want more food options in the affordable range (lower-priced restaurants and delis) along with places to hang (coffee houses). In addition, people would like to have more general shopping options, including clothing stores.

Noticeably, there was no excitement among respondents to this poll for more furniture stores, art galleries or clubs/lounges.

Here are the results:

  1. Lower-Priced Restaurants: 17% (155 votes)
  2. Delis & Food Stores: 16% (150 votes)
  3. Coffee Houses: 11% (103 votes)
  4. Apparel Stores: 10% (93 votes)
  5. General Retail: 10% (89 votes)
  6. Upper End Restaurants: 9% (79 votes)
  7. Theaters: 6% (58 votes)
  8. Clubs & Lounges: 6% (52 votes)
  9. Art Galleries: 5% (48 votes)
  10. Furniture & Home Stores: 4% (38 votes)
  11. Other: 2% (21 votes)
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August 5, 2009 - Posted by | arts, Borderstan, D.C. Government, DC restaurants, food, local business, Logan Circle, on community, opinion poll, U Street NW | , ,

5 Comments »

  1. […] to select as many as they desired from the list of 10 choices. You can see the full results here at 14th St Survey Says: Affordable Food, Please! But, here is a rundown of reader choices last August (remember that readers could select as many […]

    Pingback by 14th & U: The Arts Overlay, Quick Action, a Reader Poll « Borderstan | April 14, 2010 | Reply

  2. […] to select as many as they desire from the list of 10 choices. You can see the full results here at 14th St Survey Says: Affordable Food, Please! But, here is a rundown of reader choices last August (remember that readers could select as many […]

    Pingback by 14th and U: The Arts Overlay, Likely Action and a Reader Poll « Borderstan | April 13, 2010 | Reply

  3. […] has shocking findings from its latest mini poll: People want affordable restaurants on 14th Street NW. Borderstan has some fun with the number […]

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  4. […] 14th Street – A survey shows an interest in more affordable dining out options along 14th Street. We’ve heard that somewhere before…like in the PQ. [Borderstan] […]

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  5. It’s quite possible there will be fewer galleries on 14th Street as market-value rents continue to appreciate.

    Comment by Tim Christensen | August 9, 2009 | Reply


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