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Huge Coffee News: Peregrine Espresso Expanding to 1718 14th St, NW in Logan Circle

by Prince Of Petworth August 15, 2010 at 9:32 pm 21 Comments

Peregrine Espresso Current location at 660 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Huge news spread on twitter late Friday afternoon. But this is not late Friday afternoon news, this is huge Mon. Morning news. Especially for those who live near Logan Circle. On their blog Peregrine Espresso wrote:

“We are pleased to announce that we are working on a new store in NW DC. We have recently signed a lease on the storefront at 1718 14th St NW formerly occupied by Flowers on 14th (which moved a few doors down).”

When we discussed the best latte in town Peregrine Espresso’s current location at 660 Pennsylvania Ave SE, near Eastern Market, was mentioned.

I take three things particularly serious in life – pizza, bars and coffee. Therefore I consider this huge news. I found it interesting to note that on their blog, Peregrine Espresso also said,

“We are also thrilled to be joining our friends at MidCity Caffe and Blackbyrd Warehouse (coming soon) to create quite a wonderful trio of great coffee options along that strip.”

I think that’s a lovely sentiment but, to speak honestly, if I was MidCity Caffe (1626 14th Street, NW) I’d be terrified at this announcement. They are located super close to the new Peregrine spot and unless Peregrine plans on sharing profits, Mid City Caffe will certainly lose some customers to Peregrine Espresso.

What do you guys think – can that section of 14th St, NW support two proper coffee shops?

For those who live nearby, if you had to choose, will you hit Peregrine or MidCity for your coffee needs?


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