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Sorry H Street, Your Whole Foods isn’t Coming Until 2017

Sorry H Street, Your Whole Foods isn’t Coming Until 2017
Rendering by SK&I Architectural Design Group.

The Apollo, the 431-unit apartment building under construction at 6th and H streets NE, announced this week that it is now pre-leasing, with residents expected to start moving in by November. The building is best known as the site of the future H Street Corridor Whole Foods, which was previously expected to open by year-end. According to an announcement from developer Insight Property Group, the store’s opening is now projected for some time in 2017. A spokeswoman for Whole Foods declined to offer a more specific timeline, other than to say that the grocer doesn’t typically elaborate on such details until an opening is two to three months away.

Other retail tenants will also move into the Apollo’s ground floor, including a coffee shop and cafe from the owners of The Wydown in Logan Circle, and the Daily Rider bike shop, which is relocating from its current spot at 11th and H streets NE.

So how much will it cost you to live above that Whole Foods, whenever it opens? Apartments range from $1,875 a month for a 465-square-foot studio, up to $5,015 for a 1,518-square-foot three-bedroom, two-bathroom. The residences come with high-end finishes like Italian-made cabinetry and quartz countertops. Shared building amenities include a gym, secure bike storage, a dog run and wash, and rooftop decks with a two-level pool, outdoor kitchens, and a movie projector.


An outdoor communal space. Renderings by Edit Lab at StreetSense.
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Apartment interior.

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The lobby atrium.
Another lobby view.
Communal party room.
Senior Editor

Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s real estate and home design coverage, and writes long-form feature stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-part investigation into a wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia.