Dupont – Logan – U Street

Garden District Closing 14th & Church Store; Consolidating Operations

Joe is closing his newer Garden District store at the corner of 14th and Church Streets NW. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

On Tuesday, Joe is closing his newer Garden District store at the corner of 14th and Church Streets NW, and consolidating operations at the original store at 14th and S Streets NW. Garden District plans to move across the street in October to the former site of Mega Motors. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

Garden District is closing its second store at the corner of 14th and Church Streets NW and moving the merchandise to the original location at the northeast corner of 14th and S NW. The last day for the Church Street store, which focused on indoor plants, is Tuesday, August 31.

According to one of the employees at the store and a notice on the store’s Web site, Garden District plans to consolidate its operations in October across the street from the S Street store—at the southwest corner of 14th and S Streets NW, the former site of the Mega Motors auto dealership:

GARDEN DISTRICT IS MOVING! In October both our Inside and Outside shops will come together at 1740 14th Street, NW — on the opposite corner of our current Outside shop. We will be open at our current locations until that time…

Luis and I were walking Lupe today when we saw the “Moving Sale” signs in the window of the Church Street store. We walked around the store (where we’ve bought many things) and there are some incredible deals at 25% and 50% off.

We will miss this store tremendously. So will Lupe as she always got a dog treat there. Good luck, to Joe, and Garden District.


August 28, 2009 - Posted by | Borderstan, local business, Logan Circle | , , ,


  1. I vote for a bookstore. I miss the travel bookstore. I agree we have too many salons and furniture stores. Let’s get some culture going.

    Comment by Annie | August 31, 2009 | Reply

  2. This local business owner is to be complemented for creating an in-town enterprise (green HOME and garden) that has improved and served the area for some time now. I don’t pretend to know his financial motivation and/or business plan for making these changes, but I’m delighted he will be moving all of his business up-town and to the vacant Mega Motors lot. Remember his current location across the street used to be used to store trash transfer trucks! I wish him continuing success!

    Comment by Wayne | August 31, 2009 | Reply

  3. Lets make bets as to what type of business is going to move into that spot? It better not be another salon or high end home furnishing store…..

    Comment by 14thandChurchGuy | August 29, 2009 | Reply

  4. The original store at 14th and S has always focused on outdoor plants and gardening supplies. The second store was devoted to house plants.

    Comment by mattyillini | August 29, 2009 | Reply

  5. Shame, it was nice having a nice big store like that to walk around in and look at plants. Too many people seem willing to drive to the boonies and buy cheap plants from Home Despot than supporting a local business. Neverthless, I think they could have done far better with more of a selection, and rebranding it as a ‘home and garden’ store.

    Comment by sydc | August 29, 2009 | Reply

  6. How did they possibly think it was a good business move to open up a second store only a few blocks away from the first. Doomed to failure from the beginning…

    Comment by Kevin | August 29, 2009 | Reply

  7. All I can say is good riddance, terrible selection and sky high prices.

    Comment by James | August 29, 2009 | Reply

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