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Photo Credit: Paul Sirajuddin

Thanks to a reader for passing on:

“Three years ago, our founder David Fogel, had a vision to create a place that would continue our mission of cultivating a caring, conscientious community focused on forward thinking music, culture and pro-actively pushing things forward.

Tomorrow marks the end of the visioning and building period and the start of a new phase as he and long time friend Joe Liehr open the doors to Bump ‘n Grind – a boutique coffee shop, record store in downtown silver spring [1200 East West Highway].

Bump ‘n Grind will feature single origin, locally roasted coffees. A signature BnG espresso blend, locally crafted beers, sandwiches, salads, burritos and new release vinyl records from all over the world. We will also feature radio shows, hosted by local record labels ; music themed movie nights ; coffee cuppings and other associated events.

Please join us This Weekend for the Grand Opening Celebration Featuring our Vendors and some of our favorite local DJs and the culmination of years of hard work! Details Here.”

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1658 Columbia Road NW via Potter’s House

From an email:

“After weathering some significant delays we are excited to announce that we are 6-8 weeks from reopening! As construction is wrapping up we’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise money for initial startup costs.

The Potter’s House is a not-for-profit café, bookstore, and event space Adams Morgan. Since opening its doors in 1960 it has been a key place for deeper conversation, creative expression, and community transformation. After closing last year for major renovations we’re excited to reopen with a completely redesigned space and new offerings.

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The new menu will change seasonally, be sourced locally whenever possible, and draw from the diverse cultural and culinary streams that make our city great. Daily pay-what-you-can items will ensure that all who enter our doors can enjoy a delicious meal. A third wave coffee and tea program will feature Counter Culture Coffee and Rishi Tea.

Books

The bookstore will focus on social issues, cultural studies and progressive spirituality. And we’ll offer curated selections of literary fiction and poetry, alongside great books for children and youth.

Community

Community is at the heart of this entire project. We want to be a catalyst for justice and healing in DC through our programs and gatherings. Our discussion tables, issue forums, and film screenings will amplify efforts for social justice and explore the spiritual practices and cultural traditions that sustain them. Our live music, spoken word and storytelling nights, and rotating gallery will highlight the diversity of the city and celebrate its creativity.”

Greenberry's
18th and E St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

There are now at least two upcoming tenants on the south side of GSA’s new headquarters at 1800 F St NW. I saw this banner for Greenberry’s Coffee just west of the existing Which Wich space at the corner of 18th & E St NW.”

Greenberry’s website says:

“Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the first Greenberry’s Coffee Co. store opened in Charlottesville, VA in 1992. We opened with the intent of serving the finest selection of specialty coffees, teas and fresh-baked pastries in a warm and inviting atmosphere. In order to ensure the integrity and quality of the coffee we sold, we knew that we needed to roast our own product. Even today, every batch of coffee we sell is roasted by hand and shipped fresh on a daily basis. Our Master Coffee Roasters view roasting as an art, not a job, and the difference is evident in every cup we sell.”

They currently have a DC location at 1919 Pennsylvania Ave, NW.

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8th street between O and P Street, NW

Dolci Gelati opens at 10am in CityMarket at O in Shaw.

“To celebrate the grand opening, Dolci Gelati Café at CityMarket at O in Shaw will be offering one free mini gelato pop to the 1st 100 customers today between 3:00-5:00pm.

More than double the size of its older sister in Takoma Park, MD which opened in 2013 (480 square feet), Dolci Gelati Café in Shaw is 1,200 square feet and features an elegant and playful ambiance with decor including a fresh color palette with splashes of lime green, crisp bright whites, sparkling silver accents, framed artwork featuring scenese with vintage Italian gelato carts, two large antique crystal chandeliers, and seating for up to 15 in the cafe with additional seating becoming available outside during the warmer months perfect for al fresco dining.”

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175 N Street, NE

Dunkin Donuts is now open by the NoMa metro.

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963 Palmer Alley, NW

And RareSweets is now open in CityCenter.

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3101 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Last month we learned that Open City Coffeehouse (owners of Tryst etc.) was coming to the National Cathedral in December. Looks like they are on track to open mid-late next week and I took a quick peek to see the progress. First I had to orient myself – it is literally in the shadow of the Cathedral (if your back is to Wisconsin Ave – in the small little cottage to the right):

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But it’s not that small – there will be seating for 40-45 inside and when the weather turns nice, seating for 40-45 more outside.

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The inside has a huge open ceiling:

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And some sweet stained glass:

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In addition to all the traditional coffee options (espresso, etc.) there will be sandwiches, salads, waffles, eggs, milkshakes and more.

And free wifi of course. They will be open 7 days a week from 7am – 6pm.

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Owner, Constantine, taking a break and getting a first taste

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