J. Chocolatier Coming, Groovy Moving into former Monkeys’ Uncle space by Eastern market

321 7th Street, SE

We got a little retail shuffle going on in the strip by Eastern Market. Groovy is moving next door into the first floor of the former Monkeys’ Uncle space and a new chocolate shop – J. Chocolatier (formerly located in Georgetown) will be taking over the second floor (just on weekends to start.) J. Chocolatier has been popping up out front of 321 7th St, SE the last few weekends. Their website says:

“J. Chocolatier was founded by Jane Morris in early 2007. Jane always loved baking, but began experimenting with chocolate after being told by her allergist that she was allergic to it. Determined to continue enjoying this perfect food, she began eating smaller quantities of the finest chocolate she could find — making every bite count.

She soon began handcrafting truffles and taking them to friends, family and coworkers. At their urging, she founded J. Chocolatier and sold her chocolates to a few exclusive shops and wine bars in the DC area. In 2009 Jane opened the J. Chocolatier retail boutique in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. Although the retail store was a big hit, the historic building and the long, hot DC Summers didn’t mix. So in March 2013 J. Chocolatier moved back online. Currently, J. Chocolatier treats are also available at CocoVa in Adams Morgan, and Veritas Wine Bar in DuPont Circle.”

And now on Capitol Hill:


No word yet on who will take over the Groovy space.


5 Comment

  • This is really good chocolate. I wish that she was on H street, but I’m glad that she is opening a place on the hill.

  • my parents got me some of their chocolates for Christmas and they were fantastic! This is great news.

  • my parents got me some of their chocolates for Christmas and they were fantastic! This is great news.

  • That’s great news for Jane, and for Capitol Hill peeps. She does such a great job, and the Georgetown space unfortunately was not ideal. Her chocolates are very very good! Good luck, Jane! I’ll support you there.

  • justinbc

    Awesome, I’ve always heard great things about their Georgetown location. On the other note, I’m surprised Groovy is still in business. The folks who work there are nice, but there’s never anything I want in there, even when I go in with the specific reason of finding something they claim to sell. It’s all just kind of kitschy trash.

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