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Hoping to Alleviate the Lines at American Ice – Republic Kolache also coming to Union Market

by Prince Of Petworth February 9, 2016 at 10:40 am 8 Comments

1309 5th Street, NE

From Republic Kolache:

“After kicking off our retail operation with a Saturday morning ‘residency’ at American Ice Co. last August, we’re pleased announce that starting this weekend we’ll be coming to Union Market!

We’ll be occupying a stall near the front of the market on Saturdays & Sundays (9a-4p) through early March (and possibly longer than that). With the consistent lines we’ve been seeing at American Ice (particularly after big flavor launches like the king cake kolache, DCity Smokehouse brisket, etc.) we’re hoping these extended hours will help alleviate the crowds a bit and offer all the kolache fans a convenient option to get their fix!

Saturday will also mark the launch of our poppyseed flavor– a very traditional Czech flavor and a meaningful one for me personally (was always my favorite flavor that my grandmother would make growing up). We also have some fun new guest chef flavors coming soon, including one with Nate Anda of Red Apron (conveniently a few stalls away at the market).

See you at the market!”

kolache line amco
line for kolaches at American Ice, 917 V Street, NW

  • GBinCH

    Omnomnomnomnomnomnomonom….but no longer walking distance from my house.

  • Anon

    anyone try one? I take it they’re good?

  • Tony

    A huge number of Union Market patrons live nearby…. I know because I’m one of them, and I see my neighbors there constantly too.

    • Dadric

      It depends what you mean by “nearby.” It’s possible that my sample isn’t representative, but I see fewer and fewer people I know who live in the Atlas District going to Union Market these days. That said, it could just be that they’re going on weekdays instead to avoid the crowds of day-trippers on the weekends. Make no mistake, I like Union Market generally (except Salt & Sundry, ugh) but it’s rarely worth the hassle these days.

      • Near Northeast

        I live a few blocks away and go sometimes, but only when I have something specific I need to pick up, and then it’s in and out as quickly as I can. It’s way too loud and crowded for enjoyable browsing.

      • Timebomb

        I go there sometimes. Usually on the weekends. I live about two miles northeast of there, so not super-local or a day-tripper. I guess I didn’t get the memo that I need to introduce myself to you so you can adjudicate whether I’m cool or not. I don’t really know the ward/jurisdictional makeup of the crowd there, because, seriously, how the hell could anyone possibly know such a thing.


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