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Starbucks Moving in Union Station to Make Room for Shake Shack Coming to former America Space

by Prince Of Petworth January 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm 19 Comments


The Starbucks located next to Roti on the west side of Union Station (not the one closer to the trains) will be moving around the corner next week:


Back in Sept. 2013 we learned a Shake Shack would be opening in mid-2014:

“Shake Shack Union Station will be in the original West Hall”

This is the former America restaurant space which closed in Oct. 2011. The former America space is connected to the Starbucks that is closing.

Shake Shack currently has locations at 9th and F St, NW in the Spy Museum and at 1216 Connecticut Ave, NW. Updates when Shack Shack Union Station gets closer to opening.


  • Anonymous

    Wow! This is really great news!

  • amber

    Shake Shack Union Station: When Waiting In One Long-Ass Line Isn’t Enough

    • Anonymous

      The long lines at the Dupont Shake Shack are long gone. Think of this place as the New York Five Guys.

  • Anonymous

    Meh. Pretty overrated IMHO

    • That MAn A


    • kken

      +2 The Dupont one is BRO central too.

      • NE

        You are seriously worried about to many “BRO”s at a quick burger place?

        • depends

          I agree, I always thought it was overrated based on my experiences at Dupont Circle. However, after going to the one in the spy museum I have changed my tune. The gallery place location is really good.

        • kken

          1. it wasn’t quick by any stretch of the imagination
          2. when i have to sit there in the presence of annoying bro behavior waiting for said non-quick burger that turned out to be pretty bad, then yes, the bro quota at a place is important to me.

          • anon

            In addition to the decibel ratings in his Post restaurant reviews, Tom Seitsema is going to start including a bro quota.

  • Erica

    I thought Captiol City Brewery was suppose to be moving to the old America space. Is that not happening now.

    • Hmm, not sure. Maybe Shake Shack would just take over the Starbucks space but that seems too small.

  • carlosthedwarf

    bah, wish it were a Five Guys instead. I’ll probably still go to Chipotle.

  • Anonymous

    Personal preference. Five guys, smashburger, big board and good stuff all serve exponentially better burgers than shake shack

  • 4th and G

    Is this the beginning of the end for the Johnny Rockets at Union Station?

    • depends

      Business people eat on the ground floor, tourists eat in the cafeteria. Johnny Rockets will be just dandy.

  • wylie coyote

    A funnier headline would have been “Shake Shack takes over America, Makes Starbucks Move”


    • Erica

      I love the new headline!

  • david

    They also have a location at National’s Park


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