650 F Street, NW

That was fast! Earlier this month we learned Compass Coffee would be opening a third location across the street from the Verizon Center. A reader reports:

“Compass Coffee Chinatown will open to the public 5/31 from 6am-9pm. Free coffee drinks all day!”

A peek inside:



F Street looking west towards Rosa Mexicana and 7th Street

711-713 Kennedy Street, NW

Ed. Note: 713 Kennedy is located right next to the future ANXO Cidery, who also just applied for a liquor license at 711 Kennedy (closest to alley) “Bar serving cider with a seating capacity of 49. Total Occupancy Load of 49. Requesting a wine pub endorsement.”

From a press release:

“District-area coffee drinkers have a new source for high-quality coffee as Lost Sock Roasters, a small-batch artisanal coffee roaster, opened its roasting facility this week at 713 Kennedy St. NW.

Founded in 2015, Lost Sock Roasters is dedicated to developing outstanding coffee sustainably. Lost Sock carefully roasts to accentuate the unique and delicious flavors in each of its coffees. This passion is derived from a love for great coffee, and a sense of responsibility for carrying out the defining step of a coffee bean’s journey from farm to mug. (more…)

1407 T Street, NW

Ed. Note: Bakehouse opened back in May 2013.

“Sunday May, 22nd will be our last day of operation as a retail bakery.

Our wholesale business has taken off, so we are going to focus on this in order to allow for future growth.

We will continue to operate out of our kitchen at 1407 T Street NW, and we have arranged for another local business to take over the storefront. (We’re not yet able to announce who’ll be moving in, but – for now – suffice it to say that we’re thrilled to be working with them, and we think they’ll be a great addition to the neighborhood!) (more…)