Natural beauty by Culture Truthful, a “champagne boutique,” is hoping to begin serving bubbly in Crystal City inside of the following thirty day period, co-operator Zena Polin tells ARLnow.
The shop at 576 23rd Street S., which we first described about in Oct, is set to be a mix of retail retail outlet, bistro and wine shop. The compact, 800-sq.-foot space will contain a entrance space offering things for sale and a aspect place with 10 seats. The business’s emphasis will be offering regionally produced gifts, serving clean cakes and treats, and providing place for a glass of wine or, of course, champagne.
“We want this to be a spot wherever you appear at the conclude of the working day for wine and a piece of cake,” Polin states.
Elegance by Modern society Honest is owned by notable regional restaurateurs Zena Polin and Meshelle Armstrong, who are also powering Hummingbird Bar & Kitchen in Old Town Alexandria. Equally are affiliated with Eat Very good Foods Team, which owns a variety of community dining establishments such as Mattie and Eddie’s in Pentagon Town and is helmed by Meshelle’s spouse, chef Cathal Armstrong.
This new shop is rather of a revival of Alexandria’s Modern society Fair, a gourmand food items marketplace that shut in 2019, and its offshoot location on Columbia Pike, which shuttered in 2014.
“The front [of the shop] will be most reflective of what Modern society Truthful made use of to look like,” says Polin. “With fresh baked cakes, candy, and treats… and items, with a huge concentrate on area and gals-owned organizations.”
Polin also credits Cheesetique, with areas in Del Ray and Shirlington, as an inspiration.
The household-hunting building is the previous property of Agents of Design, a consignment boutique. The search matches the shop’s motif effectively, notes Polin. The purpose is to enchantment to the community neighborhood and local community, whilst also remaining significantly less than a mile from Amazon’s new headquarters in Pentagon City.
The location was scouted out by Armstrong prior to the thought remaining entirely formed.
“We jumped on it before [the concept] was fairly completely ready, but that occurs,” claims Polin. “We’ve been functioning on it for about a calendar year.”
The shop is basically all set to go, with the owners just ready on inspections. They believe that that Natural beauty by Modern society Truthful could be open by the finish of February.
When the store may not be as massive as some of its predecessors, Polin thinks this is the fantastic sizing and suit for the moment.
“With the way the environment is functioning now, some thing smaller and far more manageable is the way to go,” she suggests. “It’s a functionality of the moments.”