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Martha’s Table Expands to Anacostia with Second Outfitters

05.13.2013

As neighborhood thrift stores become shopping destinations for the frugal and fashion forward, Martha’s Table brings a welcome resource to the burgeoning downtown district.

With a new neighborhood thrift store in historic Anacostia, Martha’s Table is expanding its presence east of the river.  Martha’s Outfitters has been a staple of the U St. corridor providing a destination for young professionals, hipsters, active ‘thrifters’, and budget conscious shoppers.  Martha’s Outfitters revenue fuels the Martha’s Table food and education programs, employs neighbors, and connects to community members through referral services, volunteer opportunities, and donation opportunities.

“We are thrilled to have found a location in historic Anacostia.” says Patty Stonesifer, CEO of Martha’s Table.  “There is wonderful community energy and opportunity for us to continue to serve the residents of Ward 8.”

Downtown historic Anacostia is a growing neighborhood with an eclectic mix of retail, restaurants and services.  To ensure Martha’s Table is moving into the community with integrity, they have connected with business and non-profit leaders in Anacostia to help them with a smooth transition.  Located just up the block from the iconic Big Chair at 2204 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE, Martha’s Outfitters fits right in.  Reflecting the history for the area, the store maintains the original façade and exposed brick that will attract a diverse clientele seeking brand name clothing and vintage finds.

“There is a definite demand for quality retail, entertainment, and dining options in Anacostia (and east of the river) and we are so excited that Martha’s Outfitter’s will be joining new Anacostia additions such as the Anacostia Arts Center, Anacostia Playhouse, and Cedar Hill Bar & Grill,” says Nikki Peele, Founder of Eat Shop live Anacostia & Director of Marketing and Business Development for ARCH Development Corporation.  “Martha’s Outfitter will fit perfectly into the fabric of what is fast becoming a destination station for visitors on both sides of the Anacostia River.”

Outfitters Anacostia

The opening of the store is planned for mid-May.  We welcome clothing donations to help maintain racks and shelves filled with clothing, housewares, lamps, mirrors, and small furnishings.  For now, donations can be dropped off at Martha’s Outfitters at 2114 14 St. NW, Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30am to 12 pm.  For more information visit http://www.marthastable.org/outfitters.html

What we accept

  • Gently used seasonal clothing that is clean and in excellent repair – please no tears, stains, broken zippers, or missing buttons – shoes, accessories, and jewelry.
  • Clean and fully functioning kitchenware, including pots, pans, dishes, glassware, utensils and small electric appliances.
  • Books, art, and bric-a-brac.
  • Bed and table linens, picture frames, lamps, occasional furniture, and small electronics.

About Martha’s Table

Established in 1980, Martha’s Table helps more than 1,100 people a day by addressing community needs and finding solutions to poverty in the short and long term. We meet the core needs of clients through food and clothing programs and break the cycle of poverty with education and family support services. For more information, please visit www.marthastable.org.

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