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New Tenants Announced in Hine Project

Stanton-EastBanc, developers of the Hine School Redevelopment Project, announced two new tenants Friday in the new development at Eastern Market.

STEM Preschool, a quality learning environment for children with lab-structured activities, has signed a 10-year lease agreement at 770 Pennsylvania Avenue SE and will open a 3,484-square foot education space. It is the organization’s first D.C. location.

Nailsaloon, a DC-based non-toxic salon has signed a 5-year agreement for 1,440-square feet at 740 C Street SE. It will be their second D.C. location. STEM Preschool is slated to open in 700 Penn’s Eighth Street Building adjacent to Trader Joe’s this spring, while Nailsaloon is expected to launch in spring 2018.

Antiochia Home Linens owner Berna Rodman adjusts the fold on a piece of Turkish Linen in her store at 760 C St. SE. Rodman said she hopes the store will become a home goods destination.
C Street SE, looking Southeast along the plaza towards Eighth Street SE.

STEM Preschool focuses on helping kids develop skills in science, technology, engineering and math, and will open its second preschool this year. For years, STEM Preschool education facility have been teaching children in their flagship Arlington location and want to expand and provide the many families on Capitol Hill with an alternative option for education.

“We are proud and pleased to bring our proven Integrated STEM curriculum for 1-4 year-old children to Capitol Hill,” says Portia Moore, Executive Director of STEM Preschool. “Our lessons expose early learners to experiences from the water cycle to robotics and programming. Our teachers deliver structured learning that stimulates STEM thinking across all activities while fully preparing students for successful entry into their next education experience.”

After three years on 14th Street NW, Nailsaloon is expanding their DC footprint to the second location at 700 Penn. Founded by friends Andréa Vieira and Claudia Diamante, Nailsaloon offers guests signature, natural “5-free” color polishes with a host of natural, non-toxic nail services in a friendly, chic environment where patrons can grab a cocktail or coffee. Nailsaloon is known for their gel-free, non-toxic nail lacquers and their single-use, medically sanitized tools as well as a sophisticated ventilation system.

“We are thrilled to be coming to Capitol Hill and are excited to join such great neighbors at 700 Penn,” says Claudia Diamante, co-founder of Nailsaloon. “We are committed to offering a hyper-clean, luxury nail experience, in a warm and friendly setting to both the Hill community and to clients for whom Eastern Market is a destination.”

“STEM Preschool and Nailsaloon diversifies our collection of retail at 700 Penn,” says Anthony Lanier, president of EastBanc, Inc. “These leases show our commitment to providing Eastern Market residents, families and workers alike with locally owned businesses and services.”

STEM Preschool and Nailsaloon will join several businesses already open in the development at Eastern Market, including Antiochia Home Linens (760 C St. SE), the District Veterinary Hospital (270 Seventh St. SE) and Trader Joe’s Grocery (750 Pennsylvania Ave. SE). Opening soon are Jrink Juicery (750 C St. SE) and ice cream and dairy shop Trickling Springs Creamery and co-working space The Yard: Eastern Market, soon to open at 700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

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