|Sephora will occupy a first floor space across the street from Zara, H&M, and Madame Tussauds.|
Signage is up for a Penn Quarter iteration of Sephora, the Paris-based beauty and cosmetics store. Sephora has many locations in the U.S., but currently just one in DC -- in Georgetown. The Penn Quarter store will occupy 1,000 square feet in a corner retail space at 1000 F Street NW, a recently renovated office and retail structure from Douglas Development. I can't say when exactly Sephora will open, but based on the eye test, likely sometime this summer or early fall. Eventually it will be joined at 1000 F by GRK Fresh Greek, a fast casual Mediterranean restaurant.
In nearby City Center, Tesla looks close to opening a showroom and salesroom in another prime corner retail spot. Tesla Motors is a California based automaker with a focus on electric powered cars and home power systems. The new showroom will be located at 909 H St NW. No word on opening date, but they are looking pretty close, with just cosmetic interior finishes due for completion.