There are plenty of empty retail storefronts n Adams Morgan. I mean, a lot of them. But, two spaces look to to be on the way to hosting businesses sooner than later. T Mobile appears to be opening a store at 1796 Columbia Rd NW, near 18th. This space is adjacent to what used to be the Mixtec restaurant. There is currently a T Mobile cell phone store operating less than one block away at 1775 Columbia Rd NW.
Earlier this year, we learned that Rise, a gluten free bakery, was coming to the neighborhood. They have just installed an awning, finally replacing the old "Ink'N'This" tattoo sign at 2409 18th Street NW. The bakery is close to opening, but is dealing with permit issues per their Facebook page. Good luck Rise!