Sweet Green and The Burger Joint are now established there. But, two years ago we thought American Apparel was going to be the first retail (in a while) to occupy the west side of Connecticut Ave north of Dupont Circle. Looks like they never made it. AT&T is now setting up shop in two bays on the first floor of the PNC Bank building in Dupont. The approximate address is 1518 Connecticut Ave NW. AT&T already has a smaller store just a block away at 1630 Connecticut. Not sure if it will close shop. Probably?
At the time American Apparel only had one store in the District at 10th and F NW. They've since opened a store in Georgetown, but can probably be forgiven for giving up on the Dupont store. Seems like they would thrive on the exclusive/hard to get to nature of having only a few stores. A sort of anti-saturation plan. But, I guess this is why I don't own a business.