Posts Tagged ‘gary cha’

Plans Canceled for Yes! Organic Market at H Street Playhouse Site

The grocery invasion takes a step back: Plans for a Yes! Organic Market at the site of the former H Street Playhouse have fallen through, Yes! owner Gary Cha confirms.
The Frozen Tropics blog reported in April that a Yes! store was coming to 1365 H St. NE, though Cha told me at the time that [...]

The Latest in the Yes! Renaming Saga

A new year, a new twist in the story of the Yes! Organic Market east of the Anacostia River. First came the news that the Fairlawn store was closing after more than two years of heavy losses, despite a $900,000 grant from the city. Then, Yes! owner Gary Cha changed course and decided to keep [...]

Fairlawn Yes! Closes Today, Will Reopen as Conventional Grocery by Dec. 22

The Yes! Organic Market on Pennsylvania Avenue SE in Fairlawn is closing today and will reopen as a conventional grocery store by Dec. 22.
Yes! owner Gary Cha announced last month that he'd be closing the store in December after more than two years of heavy losses. Then, last week, he changed course and said he'd [...]


Here's some puzzling news: The Yes! Organic Market in Fairlawn that was set to close this month amid more than two years of heavy losses will remain open under a new name, "Healthy Gourmet Market."
According to the Post's Jonathan O'Connell, Yes! owner Gary Cha was persuaded by conversations with neighbors, city officials, and his landlord to [...]

More on the City’s $900,000 Grant to the Closing Yes!

My column today looks at the upcoming closure of the only Yes! Organic Market east of the Anacostia River and its implications for future retail in the area. But due to space constraints, I wasn't able to delve too deeply into the history of the $900,000 grant the city provided in 2010 for Yes! owner [...]

The Organic Verses

There were just two shoppers at the Yes! Organic Market in Fairlawn last Friday afternoon. Entire aisles of refrigerated shelves were empty and dark, never to be refilled.
“This is the healthiest place to go,” said Lachuna Johnson, 24, who lives near Good Hope Road SE in Anacostia. “The other places have more artificial food. Today, [...]

Yes! Organic Market Interested in Bruce Monroe Site…Eventually

Well, it's been a while since we checked in on Bruce Monroe, the former Brutalist school that was demolished to make way for some basketball courts and random trees. Don't worry: They're not going anywhere anytime soon.
But Adrian Washington, half of the only development team to respond to the request for proposals that the Deputy [...]

Bowser’s Balancing Act

The coming of a Walmart is one of the trickiest issues an urban politician can encounter: There’s not a whole lot you can do to impact whether or not Walmart comes, or what they do when they arrive. All of your constituents want you to do something, but they’re split right down the middle on [...]

Capitol Hill Yes! Organic Market is Looking to Move

The Yes! Organic Market at 6th and Pennsylvania Avenue SE was among the company’s first, starting in 2000. It’s also one of the smallest, at about 2,000 square feet—and the most profitable for the size.
Now, owner Gary Cha needs to move the market, with no easy options.
“We grew out of that space a long time [...]