“The Bike Rack is offering free hot coffee for bicycle commuters Wednesday morning, April 23rd from 7:30 am until approximately 9:30 am. 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 or wherever you are headed. Look for our banner, stop by and have a cup of joe on us!”
Uprising Muffin Company is located at 1817 7th Street, NW right by the Shaw metro, between the Solidcore gym (and opening soon Fishnet restaurant). Thanks to all who sent emails. Check out their menu here. Anyone stop in for a taste?
From a press release:
“Uprising Muffin Company is OPEN!!
Uprising is a bakery/cafe specializing in fresh, scratch baked muffins (in-house), locally roasted coffee and hand crafted grab-and-go sandwiches and salads.
Over 35 Flavors on a rotating basis:
From Blueberry, Black Bottom and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, to Maple Pancake & Savory Bacon, Egg & Cheese (yes, a bacon, egg & cheese muffin)!!
Mon – Sat: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm”
Yesterday we learned the first Peet’s had opened at 17th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW. Lots of folks were curious about the status of the Logan Circle location at 14th and Rhode Island Avenue, NW. I’m happy to have finally tracked down that date – their PR rep tells me that the Logan Circle location will be one of the last to transition and will open in early December.
UPDATE: Some communication problems from the Peet’s folks. Now a rep tells me that there is no known date for a Logan location. I specifically asked if they will be opening in this location (even in a new building) and all the could confirm was that there is no opening date and they would update me “as soon as we have more information.” I’m gonna take that as a maybe…
“Peet’s Coffee & Tea, a specialty coffee and tea company that started the artisan coffee movement back in 1966, today announced its first major retail launch in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. The company will open 23 new stores in a phased rollout across the market this year, employing approximately 350 people. A flagship store at 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, just steps from the White House, opens today. Peet’s entry into D.C. will become the company’s second largest retail market outside of California and its biggest East Coast retail footprint.
In an effort to support the local community, Peet’s is partnering with local non-profit 826DC to provide dedicated store space for student tutoring sessions and writing workshops. Also, Peet’s is now the new, official coffee of the Washington Nationals, D.C.’s Major League Baseball franchise, and will be served at Nationals Park.”
Monroe Street NE between Michigan Avenue and 7th Street NE
Brookland blowing up Vol. oh I can’t keep track anymore… We first heard about the possibility back in January and now it’s confirmed – from an email:
“Rasheed Jabr (owner of Filter Coffee) and I [Chuck Harney owner of the Bike Rack] have leased space on the Arts Walk of the Monroe Street Market development in Brookland. We will be opening The Bike Rack and Filter Coffee, the first true bike shop/coffee shop concept in DC. We expect to open later this summer. The building we will be located in happens to be next to the Metropolitan Branch Trail and the Metro Red Line.”
From a press release:
“Local businesses The Bike Rack and Filter Coffeehouse have leased a combined 2,546-square-foot space in the Brookland Works building, located along Monroe Street NE between Michigan Avenue and 7th Street NE. Construction is scheduled to begin shortly and the new establishment is expected to open in fall 2014.
The Bike Rack is a full-service, independent bike shop run by people who care about cycling and who strive to improve the cycling experience of every customer – with outstanding service and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The Bike Rack, with a current location at 1412 Q Street NW, works to build a strong cycling community with weekend rides, clinics, local partnerships, clubs, teams, and active involvement in local cycling advocacy.
Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar currently has two Washington, DC locations – one in Dupont Circle and one in Foggy Bottom. The shop offers hand-poured cups of carefully chosen single origin coffees, french pressed offerings in the morning hours, and classic espresso-based drinks – all chosen and prepared with an uncompromising commitment to quality and service. Filter’s coffees are carefully roasted by Ceremony Coffee, a local roaster in Annapolis, MD.”
Vigilante Coffee had hosted a pop up at Hogo since March 1st, 2013 and after a year finished up service last Saturday. Vigilante Coffee will be part of the Maketto venture with the folks from Durkl and Toki Underground coming to 1351 H St, NE.
I’ve also heard a rumor he could be opening up a space in Hyattsville too.
Sadly no update on his van stolen with 7-10k dollars worth of raw green coffee inventory and equipment.
“McCafé invites coffee drinkers in the Greater Washington DC area and across the U.S. to wake up and taste the free coffee. Beginning March 31, customers are encouraged to stop by their local participating McDonald’s restaurant for a freshly brewed small McCafé coffee during McDonald’s first-ever national Free Coffee Event. Free McCafé coffee is available during breakfast hours starting March 31 through April 13 in participating restaurants.
To kick off the two-week campaign, McDonald’s will host “Make Friends with McCafé” sampling events at high traffic locations and transportation hubs in multiple cities across the country. The events will provide busy commuters with free McCafé coffee and a few surprises along the way, such as live musical performances, spontaneous comedy experiences and more.”