Another Restaurant, Compass Rose, Needs Your Support to Open Around U Street

1346 T Street, NW

Last week we learned about the plight of Fainting Goat hoping to open at 1330 U Street, NW. Now Compass Rose hoping to open in the former Cafe Collage space next to St. Ex seeks your help as well. In an email owner Rose Previte writes:

Compass Rose is located at 1346 T St, NW, at the corner of 14th and T, right next to St. Ex and across the street from Matchbox. We are a neighborhood tavern specializing in international street food. The concept is inspired by my recent travels around the world. I was living in Russia while my husband was working there as a journalist for NPR. We travelled like crazy for over two years. When we came back to D.C., the city we met in and lived in for over 6 years before moving to Russia, we decided to fullfill a lifelong dream and open a business. Compass Rose hopes to be a neighborhood meeting place where everyone feels wecolme. We want you to feel like you’re going on a tour of the world but that you still feel right at home.

Our menu is very much under construction but the focus will be on kabobs, baked meat and vegetable pies and Georgian cheese bread, called Khachapuri . We will feature wines from the small, former Soviet state of Georgia-a place we fell in love with while living in the region. Above all, we want to be a community gathering place where you come to share your troubles and toast your successes with friends while having a good meal and a great drink.

If that sounds like a good addition to the neighborhood you can sign a petition of support here. For those who live nearby, it is especially helpful if you are able to sign. When doing so please leave your cross streets. If all goes well they hope to open by late summer.

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