The Bike Rack is offering free coffee (hot and iced) for bicycle commuters Wednesday morning, June 19th from 7:30 until the coffee is all gone. We will be at the corner of 14th and Q, NW handing out free cups of Peregrine coffee as you make your way into work tomorrow morning.
Be Civilized – Be Urban Installation and Exhibit at Filter Coffeehouse, Washington DC, through September 2013 Architect: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture Design Team: John Burke, Jon Grinham, Todd Ray, Sophia Zelov Location: Filter Coffeehouse, 1916 I Street, NW, Washington DC.
Taking Dr. Spiro Kostof’s dictum “To be civilized is to be urban” as inspiration, Studio Twenty Seven Architecture has launched the first in a series of installations and exhibits with which it hopes to challenge urban norms and encourage non-standard thinking and discourse on our city and beyond. Be Civilized – Be Urban is on display at Filter Coffeehouse at 1916 I Street, NW through the end of September, 2013.
This installation focuses on Studio Twenty Seven’s research concerning Washington DC’s most urbanistically fraught administrative quadrant, Southwest. A neighborhood in its own right, Southwest is markedly different from the rest of Washington DC, a difference that can be attributed almost completely to the rise of the District’s commuter culture.
Southwest is bound by federal and civic infrastructure and the Eisenhower era highways that were built to provide easy access to the core for the 20th Century’s newly suburbanized workers. Isolated in this way, the quadrant was further marked by one of the nation’s most concerted federal efforts at urban renewal. National policies that encouraged suburbanization also spurred urban divestment, and the built result of this cycle, along with decades of attempted remediation, are writ large in Southwest. (more…)
Having already raised the vast majority of capital needed to open, we are seeking $15,000 to help ensure a timely opening and smooth transition into full operational status. We want to make sure we are fully powered, well-staffed and ready for the enthusiastic crowds from day one. Your funds will help us open our doors by:
Covering costs to connect to the electrical service from the public domain outside our front door into our meter inside. We, the small business owners, are responsible for paying Pepco to “flip the switch”. The price to do that is set at their discretion and their time frame. We do not receive any reimbursements, credits, or breaks for paying for this neighborhood improvement, from either our landlord, the city, or Pepco itself. We owe them over $10,000 within 30 days or we will lose permit approval of our request and have to start over from the beginning of the permit process again.
Covering payroll for the hiring and training of our employees. We expect to create eight to ten new jobs in Ward 4 of Washington, D.C.
BakeHouse is a neighborhood coffee shop and bakery committed to providing a contemporary take on classic American baked goods.
Whether you’re grabbing some breakfast before work, meeting friends for lunch or a mid-day caffeine boost, or picking up a sweet treat on your way home from dinner, we’ve got the freshest and most delectable treats in town.
Our menu changes regularly to take advantage of the best local and seasonal ingredients, but we always have a selection of familiar favorites and exciting new flavors. Stop in and see what we’re up to!
More photos including the menu after the jump.(more…)
“American Bistro with full entrée menu serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner with a seating capacity of 216. Total occupancy load of 237. Background music and live entertainment will be provided to include, but not limited to, poetry readings, occasional showing of films, and a pianist. Summer garden with 112 seats.”
A new coffee bar, The Wydown, is coming to the former Aroma Cafe space at 1320 U Street, NW. This will be a pop up location for about six months. If all goes well they will be opening later this week.
When the Louis project is finished on 14th Street just south of U Street, NW – they will have a permanent retail space of about 1000 square feet in between the coming Trader Joe’s and the coming Tico restaurant. Sweet!
Big Bear located at 1st and R St, NW is hoping to stay open and serve drinks a bit later:
CURRENT APPROVED HOURS OF OPERATION
Sunday through Thursday: 6:00 am – 11:00 pm; Friday and Saturday: 6:00 am – 12:00 am.
CURRENT APPROVED HOURS OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SALES AND CONSUMPTION
Sunday: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm; Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm; Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 am.
REQUESTED HOURS OF OPERATION
Sunday through Thursday: 6:00 am – 12:00 am; Friday and Saturday: 6:00 am – 12:30 am.
REQUESTED HOURS OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SALES AND CONSUMPTION
Sunday: 10:00 am – 12:00 am; Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am – 12:00 am; Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:30 am.
Our motto is Coffee, Culture and Conversation…we want to get more people offline and in person and start forming that sense of community across all cultures. We plan to share our culture (African American) with others and look forward to having others share their culture with us…the guys at the Ethophian Deli two doors down have promised to host a Ethiopian Tea Ceremony (that should be fun).
Of course, we’ll be offering delicious coffee and espresso drinks, free Wi-Fi and LOTS of culture (spoken word/poetry slams, book readings, chess tournaments, panel discussions with various speakers, featured Cultures of the Month).
Sounds like an amazing addition to Kennedy Street. Updates as they get closer to opening.