Barracks Row Shop Homebody to Be Replaced by Rose’s Luxury Spinoff

by Andrea Swalec February 10, 2015 at 1:05 pm 1,144 10 Comments

Homebody (Photo via Facebook/Homebody)

The high-end home goods shop Homebody may be saying farewell to Barracks Row.

After 10 years at 715 8th St. SE, Homebody will close this summer to make way for a second restaurant from the owners of top-rated Rose’s Luxury, located next door.

Homebody will seek a new storefront, owner Henriette Fourcade said Tuesday, after news broke that Rose’s Luxury would open a fine-dining restaurant in the store’s current location.

“I don’t know if [the new store] will be on the Hill,” Fourcade said. “We’re looking for space now.”

Homebody reached the end of its 10-year lease, after opening in Aug. 2005.

“It seems like the way of the city,” Fourcade said. “All the landlords see what’s happening and they’re capitalizing on that.”

Homebody, which sells furniture and household items, will likely move out in June or July.

The second Rose’s Luxury location will operate as a “fancy” but not “formal” restaurant by night, and a coffee shop by day, The Washington Post reported. Unlike Rose’s Luxury, the still-unnamed restaurant will take reservations.


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