By Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2019 at 3:30 pm (appearing in PoPville.com)
From a press release:
“Shop Made in DC, the first brick and mortar store stocked exclusively with DC brands, will open a second location at The Wharf in Southwest D.C. on February 12th. Located at the corner of Maine Avenue and 9th Street SW, the second Shop Made in DC will be exclusively retail-focused, [Ed. Note: no cafe]with established, independent DC-based brands such as Bailiwick and Cherry Blossom Creative along with newcomers like Annie Margot and Sharlaine Anapu Jewelry.
The 1,400 square-foot retail shop features an industrial aesthetic with a mural by local artist Meg Biram, along with a plant canopy installation by Jungle & Loom. Curated by Stacey Price of People Make Place, Shop Made in DC’s second location will continue its mission of low-entry to marketplace for DC creatives to sell their goods and increase visibility of their brands while stimulating the local economy.
Price and Babin’s expansion of Shop Made in DC to The Wharf is reflective of a direct response to the momentum and growth of the maker and creative economy in Washington, DC. Since opening its Dupont Circle location, Shop Made in DC has supported 185 producers and written $800,000 back to DC makers.
To celebrate its expansion, Shop Made in DC’s Wharf location will host a schedule of maker workshops culminating in an all day grand opening party on Saturday, February 16th, featuring maker activations, DJ and rotating bites & drinks from local producers. Tickets for workshops are on sale here.
Tuesday, 2/12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Watercolor Valentines with Marcella Kriebel
Wednesday and Thursday, 2/13 & 2/14, from 10 to 8 p.m. – She Loves Me Pop Up, a ready-to-purchase, limited supply from Holley Simmons’ new retail concept
Wednesday 2/13 from 5 to 8 p.m. – Swoon Chocolate Pop Up –
Friday, 2/14, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m Galentine’s Art Class with Salon Betty
The retail shop will also feature a full list of classes and workshops, monthly collaborations with Salon Betty, along with limited daytime co-working space and monthly Lunch & Learns with featured consultants providing pro-bono feedback for helping scale maker businesses.
Where: 10 District Square SW, Washington, DC 20024 (at corner of Maine Avenue and 9th Street SW)
When: February 12, 2019; store is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.”