More good news for San Fran expats and apparently those who like really good coffee. Another Philz is on the way. Last week we followed up on the one coming to Adams Morgan slated to open early next year. And now one is coming to Navy Yard too. And for running fans another Pacers is opening up as well – Pacers new Logan location opened up just last month in the former Muleh space on 14th Street.
Lots more inf from a press release:
“Two more great new retailers have been announced for The Yards, DC’s premier waterfront neighborhood. Pacers Running, a popular, locally-based runners resource store will open in October in the Boilermaker Shops, while Philz Coffee, a growing San Francisco-based coffee shop, will open in the new Arris residential building in Spring 2016. The announcement of the latest retailers to join The Yards was made by Forest City Washington, the project’s master developer.
While Pacers Running stores carry top-of-the-line footwear, as well as running and exercise clothing and gear, along with personalized expert advice and fitting, they have also branched out to be a major organizer and promoter in the area of events aimed at runners who are serious and even not so serious about their running. The stores are positioned as community centers for runners including organizing various social and themed fun runs, as well as maintaining community outreach programs aimed at developing cross country programs for thousands of area high school students.
With the opening of Pacers, the Boilermaker Shops’ retail component is now fully leased. The Yards is the sixth DC-area location for Pacers.
Philz Coffee is a California-based company on a mission to better people’s days by reinventing the coffee drinking experience. In addition to an impressive array of exclusive, handcrafted, flavorful blends, Philz Coffee prides itself on its extraordinary customer service and culture, where each cup of drip coffee is personalized by their baristas. The menu includes a wide variety of fresh, single-origin coffees and customized blends using from two to as many as
seven bean varieties from around the world, all pioneered over the past 25 years by Philz Coffee founder, Phil Jaber. Philz Coffee prides itself on being a green coffee shop by composting its coffee grounds daily, using recyclable cups and encouraging customers to use reusable cups.
With over 20 California locations, Philz Coffee at The Yards is a part of the company’s plan to establish multiple locations in the DC metro area, their first expansion market outside of California. Philz Coffee will occupy 2,400 SF in the new Arris apartment building located on Fourth Street SE at Tingey. The store will front on Tingey Street across from the Boilermaker Shops. Announcement of additional retailers to occupy the 19,000 SF of street-level retail space in Arris are expected over the coming months. The 327-apartment unit Arris is expected to welcome its first residents in early 2016. Apartment pre-leasing will begin this fall.
“Both Pacers and Philz Coffee are highly desired retailers by residents tenants and visitors of The Yards,” said Deborah Ratner Salzberg, president of Forest City Washington. “The array of retailers and services that are calling The Yards home continues to diversify in an impressive manner.”
With Buzz Bakery’s conversion into a tasting room for Bluejacket next door, Philz will be a welcome addition for great coffee and bring another pleasant shop in which to spend some time at The Yards. Likewise, Pacers will add another great new retail category and bring its loyal local community of runners to The Yards.
The dining scene at The Yards continues to grow. The latest concept from DC restaurateur Bo Blair‘s Georgetown Events is nearing completion in the Lumber Shed on Water Street at Third Street SE. To be known as Due South, the new restaurant will feature a menu of southern-style cuisine when it opens in late August. In addition, a construction permit was issued recently for Nicoletta Pizzeria, a popular NYC pizza operation from Osteria Morini’s Chef Michael White. Nicoletta will operate its carryout service from two of the riverfront retail spaces beneath the overlook area in Yards Park.”
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You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Come solve a crime that took place in Takoma Park 130 years ago!
HouseMouse Books and Vintage is excited to announce the debut of Escape the Bookshop II, our new limited-run escape room experience. Escape the Bookshop II is a unique group puzzle game that is based on a real crime that took place in Takoma Park around 130 years ago. It is designed and created by HouseMouse to be played in our atmospheric little bookshop. This is not your typical corporate escape room and makes for a memorable evening out with friends or family!
Bookings are now open for game dates in January through April 2024. The game generally takes place Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM but special arrangements can be made upon request. It is designed to be played by a group of 3 to 6 people (ages 16+) and lasts for one hour. No prior escape room experience is needed to enjoy the game.
Join us at Spirits & Spice DC Store as we embark on a spirited journey with the co-owner of the Mount Pleasant Club Whiskey.
Brace yourselves for an unforgettable whiskey-tasting experience where we’ll not only indulge in the smoothness of