The commercial area between Spring Road and Shepherd Streets, NW along 14th Street, NW is characterized by an eclectic mix of culturally diverse neighborhood establishments.
Within a five minute walk from the Columbia Heights Metrorail Station, the scale and charm of the existing one-story food and retail businesses still manage to maintain a hometown, neighborhood feel.
Great Streets Retail Small Business Grants
14th Street is a designated Great Streets corridor. As funds become available small businesses can apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. In 2017, up to $50,000 was awarded per location.
Population growth within 0.5 miles (2010–2017)
New Infill Development
New mid-rise infill residential projects are making a mark on 14th Street, adding punchy colors and modern design to the architectural character of the streetscape.
Notable Retail Openings (2016-17)
- Bluebell Spa
- Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana (Mexican restaurant)
- Barrilito Bar & Restaurant (Salvadoran/Mexican restaurant)
- Little Coco’s (Italian restaurant)
Population within a ten-minute walk
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*All demographic data is for within 0.5 miles.