Business Ins and Outs
The Saloun, the live music and dance bar at 3239 M St., N.W., closed Oct. 15. The 20-year-old watering hole sustained some damage from the June 29 fire at Hook Restaurant next door, but no direct reason for its closure was given by its owners.
Ella Rue, the secondhand, name-brand dress boutique, owned and run by Krista Johnson, is moving across the street to a bigger space. The new address is 3231 P St., N.W.
Ledbury is “popping” up on M Street next week. The Richmond, Va.-based high-end mensware line will open for just three days, Oct. 27 through 29, at 2805 M St., NW. The venue will hold a launch party Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. celebrating this whirlwind business venture with a whiskey bar and some old-school funk music.
For the rest of the store’s duration, Ledbury will sell its wares, which are fitted shirts in all styles, at a 20 percent discounted rate. Customers who visit the store can also meet the designers and founders of the line, Paul Trible and Paul Watson, who will be on hand throughout the three days.
The anticipated Fleurir Hand Grown Chocolates will open this weekend on Oct. 22 with a Grand Opening Extravaganza from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The opening event will provide samples of some of their “hand-grown” chocolates and hot cocoas, as well as a gourmet s’mores station with homemade marshmallows, graham crackers and, naturally, chocolate.
P Street Pictures will be moving to a new location at 3204 O St. where they will continue their custom framing service. Now the only question is, will they keep their name? The store’s new location will open in December of this year.
Archer, a “20th Century Design + Modern Furnishings showroom,” opened its store in Cady’s Alley last weekend. The flagship store will be a gallery for fine contemporary furniture and art.