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New Sandwich Spot, Epiphany, Opening next to YES! Organic Market in Petworth

by Prince Of Petworth April 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm 21 Comments

Thanks to all who wrote in about the new sandwich spot coming next to the YES! Organic Market at Georgia and Taylor St, NW. I spoke briefly with the owner who was extremely nice and said the place will be called Epiphany. The space is being completely gutted and renovated and they hope to open by May 15th. I’m cautiously optimistic about the Pastrami sandwich. Here’s a partial peek at the menu:

  • Hooray! and Yum!

  • That menu hits the sweet spot. Very good news!

  • Excellent news!

    Nice to see yet another new place coming to the area.

  • Great news, another addition to the area above the metro stop!

    • This is actually a couple of blocks north of the Georgia Ave.-Petworth Metro, not right at the Metro.

  • Anonymous

    Places like this are a change for the better. In effect having the added foot traffic will help reduce petty crime in the area near the Metro, which has been very bad.

  • saf

    Why do they need to renovate a space in a brand new building? Why not just a buildout?

    • That looks like the building where Edith’s Carryout used to be. Edith’s? Esther’s? I can’t remember now. They sold sno-cones on the sidewalk during summer. It was there before the new apartment building went up.

  • Good news! It’d be nice if there were a veggie sandwich or two on there — even a veggie burger in addition to beef and turkey.

    • anon

      yes please! a veggie sandwich option or two would be SWELL!

  • Anonymous

    This is great and I am super excited. But, uhmmm, can I nominate the Donatelli building above the metro for a horse’s ass award? The thing is still mostly empty of retail and, to my knowledge, there is not even any current scuttlebutt about forthcoming commerical tenants. Geeessshhhh.

    • Marcus Aurelius

      Generally, I’m not a big fan of the Horse’s Ass Awards that are given out here, but I confess that one may be due for that property. Not only are most of the retail locations empty, the trash cans and other detritus left inside of the different locations have been sitting in the EXACT same spots since the building opened. What’s up with that?
      At the very least, it would be nice to get an explanation from the developer as to the plans, if any, for those retail spaces. I’m glad to see this new sandwhich shop opening. But I find it hard to believe that the owners would not have jumped at the chance to take one of the vacant small spots in the Donatelli building steps from the metro. I assume that the rent is too high to support anything but an established chain. I guess they are sitting on those spaces until GA/Petworth hits the tipping point and the Starbucks of the world come calling.

      • Erin

        There’s a wheelbarrow in one of those empty storefronts that hasn’t moved AN INCH in about 2 years!

    • pru

      I hope they’re paying steep “Vacant” taxes on these empty brand new retail spaces, and those probably aren’t even steep enough. Such a waste.

      • You don’t have to pay vacancy tax rates if you’re trying to rent it out.

  • Awesome! So glad to see turkey burgers on the menu. Fingers crossed for shakes too so I dont have to go all the way down to Columbia Heights to Potbelly!

  • Mmmm, the menu looks good! I walk by this everyday and can’t wait to try it.

  • knowit

    maybe the reason donatelli is sitting on his commercial space is the 20 year tax abatement his buddy Fenty gave him on that building…thats right tax payers, he pays no taxes on his over the metro develpment…gee how much money does that put in his pocket? do commercial tenants still pay NNN there or what?! HA!

  • Excellent!

  • I’m always skeptical of places selling cheesesteaks outside Philly, but that aside this is great news!!

  • ZetteZelle

    My 5 year old hopes that they have french fries, too. Me, I’m excited about the crab cake–and about this corner of Georgia getting even more foot traffic and community gathering spots.


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