High-end home goods store Homebody will have a new home on Capitol Hill this summer.
The Barracks Row shop will move in August to women’s clothing boutique Forecast, across from Eastern Market.
Homebody will set up in Forecast’s sunlit basement at 218 7th St. SE, and the clothing store will continue to operate upstairs, the shops’ owners said today. A spinoff of Rose’s Luxury will take over the Homebody space at 715 8th St. SE.
Forecast owner Debbie Danielson and Homebody owner Henriette Fourcade said they struck a deal to save the home goods store this week.
“She’s my hero now,” Fourcade said of her longtime friend.
Fourcade, who has about 2,000 square feet in her Barracks Row store, said she will have less room in Forecast and will have a sale in July to help lighten the load for the move. But the owners have yet to determine exactly how big the space will be.
Danielson, who owns the building, said she will give Fourcade as much room “as she needs to succeed.”
“I like success,” Danielson said, adding that Homebody will operate as a separate business in her building.
Danielson said she’s happy she can use underutilized space in her building to help a friend, who feared the end of her store, which sells sells furniture and household items.
“Eighth Street’s loss is 7th Street’s gain,” she said.
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