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“An old warehouse in Brookland will be the site of beautiful new kitchens, offices and storage space”

by Prince Of Petworth June 4, 2014 at 4:25 pm 20 Comments

Last week we learned about this year’s Great Streets Grants winners and one of the winners listed was:

“Mess Hall, a food business incubator located at 703 Edgewood Street, NE”

Their website says:

“Mess Hall is a unique culinary incubator concept opening in Washington DC. As you can see, we’re making big changes.

An old warehouse in Brookland will be the site of beautiful new kitchens, offices and storage space… all to be shared by food entrepreneurs who will come together to cook, share and collaborate under one roof. Our members will be privy to unparalleled resources and institutional knowledge to help launch and accelerate their growing local businesses.

To follow the adventure, check us out on Facebook & Twitter @MessHallDC

Charter Membership applications will be available soon. To learn more, email us at [email protected] and be sure to include your contact info.”

And their facebook page says: “Opening late Summer / early Fall 2014.”

Nice.

  • Rukasu

    An old warehouse in Edgewood….FIXED

    • brookland_rez

      Yeah, that’s totally Edgewood. I mean, it’s on EDGEWOOD St afterall.

  • Anonymous

    So this is basically a shared space for food truck owners, right?

    • Eponymous

      I read that as one example of what the space might be used for.

  • Anonymous

    If there’s ANYONE less capable of sharing space than self-professed “chefs” I can’t think who it is. Chefs are the worst combination of secretive and obsessive, with a healthy tot of aggression. I won’t be surprised by a stabbing.

    • Anonymous

      What on earth is the basis for this? Food brings people together. Chefs are collaborative. You’re obviously daft to the industry and its culture. Probably best that you stay at home and form stereotypes from reality shows. We don’t want you in our restaurants.

    • Anonymous

      What on earth is the basis for this? Food brings people together. Chefs are collaborative. You’re obviously daft to the industry and its culture. Probably best that you stay at home and form stereotypes from reality shows. We don’t want you in our restaurants.

      • brookland_rez

        Double Post. Relax. I think Anony is being sarcastic…..

        • Echo

          Double Post. Relax. I think Anony is being sarcastic…..

        • Anonymous

          Ah, no. Not sarcastic. I actually typed out a response about my experiences in the restaurant industry in San Francisco and Philadelphia, but since I quoted actual chefs I’ve worked with, it didn’t post. Too much profanity, I guess.
          The anonymous chef proves my point. I say something he doesn’t agree with, and he tries to ban me from all restaurant. So much for “bringing people together”!
          I think of chefs like betta fish. They can be quite enjoyable if you recognize their limitations, but you do NOT want to put two in the same space. Or put your finger in the bowl.

  • I used to work at the school across the street…its hilarious to think that there would be anything on that corner that isn’t a hive of scum and villainy.

    • Anonymous

      a bunch of food truck chefs, eh?

    • Anonymous

      You didn’t get stabbed THERE?!

  • Anonymous

    Hey, if anyone knows a warehouse around there that the DC Rollergirls could occupy let them know. They aren’t a hive of scum either. Villiany…well

    (need 10,000 sqft without vertical posts that would be on the track)

    • Anon

      There are so many food producers now in DC…microcaterers, pickle makers, kombucha makers—I don’t care what neighborhood it’s in–I am just glad DC is FINALLY becoming a food hub. Now I don’t have to move.

      • really?

        you would pack up your stuff, say goodbye to friends, and find a new job so you could be closer to the source of your pickles and kombucha?

        • Anonymous

          It was an example. But DC has been behind CA and NY in terms of food innovation for a long time. All I was saying is it is cool DC is entering a competitive space and producing food and beverages made in DC rather than just another chain restaurant.

          • Anonymous

            Totally agree! I love going to places to buy goodies made in DC to bring to friends and family when I go home. I love that I am not just remanded to cherry blossom soap!

      • Accountering

        This is true. I have a guy roasting coffee in my garage, who had to move out to be able to get a health department license, and a business license. He was stuck moving into a shared space for $900/month behind Union Market. This seems like it would be a vast improvement over the place he moved too.

  • Nicky

    Brookland hot so hot!

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