Open a Business

If you are looking to expand your business or open a new concept, Adams Morgan is the right place for you! Adams Morgan is one of DC’s most popular choices for leasing thanks to our proximity to public transportation, the density of residents, neighborhood amenities and the cost value. Several new mixed-use developments and the upcoming 220 room boutique hotel will bring even more potential customers to the area.

Current tenants include a mix of uses but Adams Morgan is best known for having the largest concentration of locally owned, independent businesses of any community of its size in the District of Columbia. We’re home to Tryst, The Diner, Amsterdam Falafel Shop, Johnny’s Half Shell, Perry’s, Mintwood Place, Sakuramen, Bourbon, Jack Rose Dinning Saloon, Tail Up Goat and Roofers Union along with retailers like: Fleet Feet, Hudson & Crane, City Bikes, Urban Dwell, Bicycle Space, Little Shop of Flowers, The Outrage, The Brass Knob, and nonprofits like DC Arts Center, Sitar Center, Mary’s Center, For the Love of Children, College Summit and many more including record shops, hair and nail salons, dry cleaners and everything else the urban lifestyle requires.

Our businesses are consistently mentioned in the City Paper’s “Best of DC” annual readers’ poll, and we’re home to nationally recognized chefs. Marjorie Meek Bradley (Executive Chef at Roofers Union) made it to the final rounds of “Top Chef” recently, family-run Afghan restaurant Lapis was placed on Michelin’s prestigious Bib Gourmand list. Mintwood Place has received local and national accolades, including Food and Wine magazine’s People’s Choice for Best New Restaurant in the Mid Atlantic Region. Critics consider Tail Up Goat to be among the top dining spots in the city, earning a rating of “excellent” by the city’s best know restaurant reviewer. With family friendly daytime options, and a vibrant nightlife scene featuring live music, dancing and gallery openings, Adams Morgan appeals to a wide range of visitors and locals alike.

There are major banks located here: SunTrust, Bank of America, PNC, BB&T and Wells Fargo. National chains represented here include: Safeway, CVS, Yes! Organic Market, Harris Teeter, Starbucks, Subway, McDonald’s, Burger King, Mellow Mushroom, 7-11, Verizon, T-Mobile, Cricket, AT&T, FedEx Office, UPS Store and more. Businesses that are coming soon to Adams Morgan include: The Line Hotel, Pitango: Gelato, Bom, Life of Riley: Pet Hotel & Spa, and Zenebech Restaurant.

The total Adams Morgan population within 1 mile of 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW is 88,878 people. The median HH income in 2017 is $95,849. Also in 2017, more than 43% of the population has a graduate or advanced degree. Adam’s Morgan also has a 98 out of 100 on the Walkscore (a walker’s paradise).

CoStar is the best resource for current information on specific leasing opportunities but here is a snapshot of some available properties:

Come locate your business here and you won’t be disappointed! Need more information? Contact Kristen Barden at or call 202-997-0783.


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