Renew, Refresh, and Re-do



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Pulp's Closing + Clovest Loan

By Karan Jain on Renew, Refresh, and Re-do by PULP

Posted: January 08, 2014, 9:54 AM EDT

Dear Pulp Funders + Fans,

Unfortunately, Pulp DC has decided to close up shop as of January 12th, 2014. We are very sad to see this local staple close and miss out on the growth that is happening on 14th St. Pulp DC’s owner, Tony Boykins, has decided that it’s time to move on and Pulp will be vacating the store by January 31st, 2014.

Pulp will be repaying all of its generous funders the entirety of their loan amounts on January 15th, 2014. You will receive a credit for the amount you lent to Pulp in your Clovest Balance once the funds have posted from Pulp’s bank account. You may withdraw the amount in your Clovest Balance to your bank account so long as you have provided us with your account information.

While we are very saddened by Pulp’s decision to close, we are excited by the many other small businesses popping up in the nation’s capital and we believe that these businesses are on a slow, steady path to change the way our economy works. We are honored to play a role– along with each of you– in the growth of these businesses. In the future, we hope that you continue to think locally with your dollars and support the growth of small businesses that you love.

Thanks so much for joining us in this mission.


The Clovest Team

Karan & Masai

Some articles on Pulp's closure from around the web:

Ode to Our Retailers (Think Local First DC)

Sad News - Pulp Closing after 12 years... (Prince of Petworth)

Pulp's Meryl Hooker on 14th Street's Most Beloved Gift Shop (Racked DC)


Eric Hoehn

Eric Hoehn on Jan 23, 2014

Sad to see them go.

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// Repayment Progress

Repayment Date Amount
January 15, 2014$2175.00
Total Repaid $2175.00
Balance Remaining $0.00

Loans are repaid to Funders on a quarterly basis (unless businesses choose to repay them faster).

This loan is expected to be repaid in full on or before Oct 10, 2014.

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Washington, DC
PULP was founded in 2002 by Ron Henderson, a great man with a great passion for cards who brought lots of humor and love to the Mid City Washington... read more.

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