Le Tache’s 210 King Street location opened ten years ago as something of a controversial prank — a prank chronicled by the New York Times, no less. But after a long stay in Old Town the “couples boutique” has finally closed.
The store offered a variety of explicit accessories, from lingerie to… well, we’ll tell you when you’re older. It was a large store that occupied multiple floors of a historic, brick building near the waterfront. The interior has been emptied, however, and a sign has been posted in the window saying the building is available for rent.
The shop had once been home to Trophy Room, a sporting goods store, but after the city refused to grant a permit to expand and the business closed, the building owner reportedly offered sex store Le Tache a 25-year lease in 2009 out of spite. Its racy wares are a contrast to other businesses on the block, including an ice cream store and an art gallery.
For customers now left in the cold, similar stores in Old Town include Lotus Blooms at 1017 King Street and Bloomers, a lingerie store at 924 King Street. The Le Tache chain also has (dubiously safe for work link) other locations throughout Northern Virginia, though several of them appear to be closing.
The former Le Tache storefront may not be totally vacant, however. 210 King Street is haunted by a ghost name Edna, according to the Alexandria Times.
Alexandria Police are working overtime to conduct high visibility patrols at school zones in the city. The increased coverage is in response to Tuesday’s fatal stabbing of a 18-year-old Luis…
Alexandria’s King Street pedestrian zone initiative is getting a boost this weekend as the zone’s size will double for the next few months. The pilot was approved by the City…
This week’s Ask McEnearney answers the question, “What sort of previous experience do I need to become a real estate agent?”
Nando’s Peri-Peri is reopening in the Hoffman Town Center this summer. The South African multinational fast food chain opened at 702 King Street in 2010, and closed in March after…