“The Bozzuto Group, a Greenbelt, MD-based real estate services company, today announced that renowned dining establishment Busboys and Poets will join Monroe Street Market’s exciting list of tenants. Monroe Street Market is a multi-phase, mixed-use development located on five city blocks in Washington, D.C., adjacent to the Brookland-CUA Metro station.
Scheduled to open Fall 2014, the 7,400 square foot restaurant will be located in Monroe Street Market’s Cornerstone building. The eatery will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner service, as well as a full bar, and will offer a fresh, handmade menu, complete with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. A children’s menu will also be available.
The Monroe Street Market address will be the sixth Washington, DC-area location for Busboys and Poets, with others located at 14th Street and V Street NW, 5th Street and K Street NW, Arlington, Hyattsville, and a Takoma venue coming Spring 2014. Each establishment showcases art work from local, national, and international artists, and hosts weekly events and performances.”
“The Bike Rack is offering free hot coffee for bicycle commuters Wednesday morning, November 20th from 7:30 am until approximately 9:00 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. Look for our banner, stop by and have a cup of joe on us!”
“Qualia Coffee is proud to announce that on Sunday, November 10, Whisked! will be serving sweet and savory pies, by the slice for $5 as well as whole pies for $24. That means no bagels, parfait, scones, or cookies, just tasty, tasty sweet and savory pies.
Sweet offerings will include holiday classics like Pumpkin and Apple, and will be supplemented by Chocolate Bourbon Pecan, and Salted Caramel Apple, a Whisked specialty. Savory options will be Sausage and Cheddar, as well as the vegetarian friendly Caramelized Leek and Goat Cheese. As always, Qualia will be serving freshly roasted single-origin coffees from all over the world, espresso, teas, and seasonal beverages like cider and hot chocolate.
Thanks to a reader for sending the update and photo above of Culture Coffee.
And from ANC Rep Lamont Akins:
“Please join me in welcoming a new business to the Kennedy St NW corridor. Culture Coffee at 709 Kennedy St NW is open this week. They will have a grand opening event on this Thursday, Nov. 7th at 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. featuring a live performance by James Stephen Terrell.”
Regular hours are
Monday-Friday: 7am to 4pm
Saturday: 8am to 3pm
Sunday: 10am to 3pm
Back in 2011 Cafe International closed next to the former Sake Club space and today a Noodles and Company. Thanks to a reader for the good news on someone finally taking over the space – Dunkin Donuts. They are going to kill here.
“Caribou Coffee will close 80 underperforming stores and rebrand another 88 outlets to Peet’s Coffee & Tea, just four months after a German firm purchased the Brooklyn Center-based company.
Some Caribou coffeehouses in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Illinois, Georgia and eastern Wisconsin will be converted to Peet’s, another brand with the same ownership as Caribou.”
Any fans of Peet’s? You can see DC’s current Caribou locations here.
Did you hear that Columbia Heights Coffee is closing? They are packing up right now.”
One of the sadder emails I’ve received in a while. Some may call it nostalgia but for those of us who lived nearby – the opening of Columbia Heights Coffee was a joy that is hard to articulate. You see Columbia Heights Coffee was the “first” new spot to open on 11th street. I remember the first time I passed it back in 2003/2004 I thought I was hallucinating. It is really hard to imagine but the entire street was pretty much boarded up, vacant and/or in disrepair. Columbia Heights Coffee was the first shining light. (more…)
Permits are posted and sheets of nice clean brown paper are pinned in the windows, but week after week there is no sign of activity at 709 Kennedy St NW, reportedly the future home of Culture Coffee. What’s wrong?”
I’m happy to say nothing is wrong and construction is progressing. The owner tells me that they are in the “final stages of building” and they hope to open in early November.
A couple of weeks ago we learned a new coffee spot would be taking over the former Slices on the Walk space outside Clyde’s off 7th Street outside the movie theater. They opened yesterday and it is the real deal. Serious Illy coffee and a nice little outdoor seating area too.