Through DCCH's partnerships with Grid Properties, the Gotham Organization, and Mr. John Searles III, the DC USA retail complex opened in March of 2008. Located on 14th & Irving Streets NW, it brought the first urban Target to DC as well as job opportunities for local residents. With approximately 500,000 square feet, the complex provides not only Columbia Heights residents, but all of DC, with a more diverse and close place to shop and eat.
Although many big retail stores – Target, Best Buy, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Payless - just to name a few, have located in DC USA, 15,000 square feet is reserved for small, local businesses because it is imperative to DCCH that small businesses remain in Columbia Heights, for they are the corner stone of the community and have provided jobs and services to DC residents.
DCCH's Business Development division is currently working with entrepreneurs who are interested in locating their business in DC USA. If you are a local/neighborhood business interested in locating in DC USA, please contact DCCH's Business Development division at (202) 483-4986.