Mortimer! 15 & U is back!

Greetings, 15 & U. My name is Faraji Whalen and I’m a partner at Zawadi over on 1524 U Street. I’ll be taking over the administrative duties for the 15&U Business Alliance going forward. As many of you may know, Junction closed its doors earlier this month and has moved to Maryland. Shannan was a big part of the fabric of the neighborhood and she and the store will be missed. Her new location is at 7207 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD. and I encourage everyone to check out her new space.

In the meanwhile, there’s tons going on on our block.

Crossfit DC Now Open

Crossfit DC has just moved into our block and beautifully activated the old grocery space at 1507 U Street NW. Want to sign up for a free class? Click here. 

Dog Days is coming up

June 30 is the last day to get your business and promotion listed. If you’re interested in participating, see below:


Participating Business Form
The cut off date to submit your information is June 30th. 
Email Pixie@misspixies.com with subject “Dog Days Business Participant” ASAP with the following information:
Business Name
Business Description (suitable for social media purposes –one sentence 
or less)
Business Address
Hours for the weekend:
Contact Name
Promotion (what you are doing for Dog Days/how you will be participating)
Interested in donating a raffle prize for the kickoff party? YES/NO
*Please also email pixie@misspixies.com a hi-resolution logo for 
advertising purposes (.png file)

Help Update the 15 & U Video

Josh and the guys at Brink were nice enough to offer to recut the video on the 15&U site to reflect current businesses. I’d love to get some video interviews of business owners talking about their stores and they do have a full studio which would work for shooting. I’m happy to work to set up some times to stage the videos.


Ideas for the website

We haven’t refreshed the site or social media properties in a couple years and I’d love to get your thoughts on ideas for how best to use the site to share information, market our businesses, and do other cool stuff.

Give some Input

As we go forward, I’d love to hear about your plans, hopes, concerns, and issues for the block. I’ve put together a quick Survey and would love to get everyone’s feedback. I inherited the business email list from Shannan so it may be a bit outdated. If anyone on the block didn’t get this notification, please let me know so I can add them to the distribution.

Contact Me

Want to discuss ideas for how to make our businesses and neighborhood more successful? Please shoot me a note or give me a call to chat! And if you see me around the neighborhood, say hi! This is me in store. Look forward to working with you guys!

Faraji Whalen



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