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Botanica Boricua on Columbia Pike
  • Hank October 29, 2013 - 8:41 pm #92630 Reply

    Is anyone else terrified to his/her very core of this shop?

    nom de guerre October 29, 2013 - 8:51 pm #92632 Reply

    You should post more details like this so people will understand your comment.

     

    MissKittenCat October 29, 2013 - 8:52 pm #92633 Reply

    lol i’m actually planning on going some time this week. stop in and see if i can find some oils and herbal medicines. I think the place is nice.

    nom de guerre October 29, 2013 - 9:01 pm #92634 Reply

    Another Arlington Ollie’s Trolley was located about a hundred yards away from this location where Vinny and Pedro’s is.

    Hank October 29, 2013 - 9:28 pm #92635 Reply

    That is a great shot!  I actually didn’t post a photo out of curiosity to see if anybody knew what I was referring to… like is this a local landmark I wasn’t aware of and should know about?  It gives me the heebie-jeebies when I walk past.  At first glance, I assumed it was a Catholic tchotcke shop (as a Catholic, I’ve seen tons of weird items for sale, not all of which rest on a dashboard), but then I saw all sorts of terrifying non-religious grinning figurines thrown into the mix.  And discount phone cards.  I’ve heard reports of parrot who may or not be living inhabiting the shop.

    MissKittenCat October 29, 2013 - 10:53 pm #92638 Reply

    Ollie’s Trolley before Vinny and Pedro showed up such memories. Is it possible for Pedro and Vinny’s to have a outdoor gazebo where people can eat under? I wish there was still an Ollie’s  Location in Arlington that way I don’t have to head downtown NW.

    Sunshine October 30, 2013 - 9:22 am #92649 Reply

    I’ve been in that shop. It’s very interesting in a weird sort of way. Here are some good photos for those of you who don’t know the store.

    http://cpdpcolumbiapike.blogspot.com/2013/08/botanica-boricua-eyes-on-pike.html

    Hank October 30, 2013 - 10:51 am #92663 Reply

    Thanks for linking that Sunshine!  The statue of dollar-bill-beard Jesus is horrifying.

    Jessie October 30, 2013 - 11:00 am #92665 Reply

    I can confirm the parrot living in the back room of the shop. He’s in a cage that’s under a painting of an eye with a knife through it hanging in the door frame. It’s a weird but cool shop- I like taking out-of-town guests there and freaking them out.

    Hank October 30, 2013 - 11:12 am #92666 Reply

    Jessie, the parrot is in fact alive?

    Sunshine October 30, 2013 - 11:21 am #92669 Reply

    I’ve never seen the Parrot. I’ll have to look for it next time. I’ve never thought of taking out of town guests there! That could be pretty fun! I take them to Pike Pizza. They think they are going to have pizza for lunch and it turns out to be Bolivian food…..

    Hank–the incense photo is pretty funny! If you haven’t been inside, just go.

    newty25 October 30, 2013 - 11:29 am #92670 Reply

    Do they sell sage sticks for sage smudging?

    esmith69 October 30, 2013 - 11:52 am #92684 Reply

    The windows in this place look like they haven’t been cleaned in about 30 years.

    MissKittenCat October 30, 2013 - 12:30 pm #92690 Reply

    Pike pizza is the best little gem in arlington best “pizza” in the area! Just kidding.

     

    botanica bcoricua has been on the pike for how many years now???? I would say 20 years

    Sunshine October 30, 2013 - 1:18 pm #92699 Reply

    There are lots of little gems on Columbia Pike. Has anyone been in the Bazaar Anita II women’s clothing store?

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