Alexander Wallpapers, 12221 Nebel St. Rockville (770-5014); and 2964 Gallows Rd., Falls Church (560-5524). Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday until 9 p.m.
Sol Zellan is on a crusade - against inflation, against paint, ag
Sol Zellan is on a crusade - against inflation, against paint, against unemployed paperhangers. He sells wallpaper, all kinds of wallpaper, but primarily discontinued designs and seconds at discounts of thirty to fifty per cent.He is also on a crusade to make life easier for shoppers, and thus displays his papers like window shades so you can get a good look at them, and takes the trouble to help customers match color samples they bring. He even has an odds-and-ends bin, with rolls priced at sixty cents to $2 a roll - cheap enough for wrapping paper. He stocks all kinds of papers, from red and white vinyl studded with elephants ($5.90 a roll from $12) to grasscloths in varied weaves and colors (from $7.90 a roll, some half their original price). If you want to pay full price, you can order what you want from the books he has, but finding discontinued prints aslow as $2.90 and seconds at two rolls for $5.80 is powerful incentive for finding something you like among the stock on hand.