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La Colombe coming to The Manhattan Development on Florida off 14th

by Prince Of Petworth March 23, 2016 at 10:35 am 11 Comments


Over the summer a reader sent some scuttlebutt saying a new coffee spot, likely a Philz coffee, would be coming to the new Manhattan Development. They were close – instead of San Fransisco it’ll be more Philly coffee – La Colombe. Washington Business Journal reports:

1346 Florida Ave. NW: Interior fit-out of space in this Douglas Development building, its Manhattan Laundry project, for a new 2,500-square-foot La Colombe cafe.”

This will be the third La Colombe in DC after the one in Blagden Alley and Chinatown.

  • andy

    I keep trying to figure out when we reach Peak Gentrification around the 14th & U core area.

    • DJ

      When the pawn shop on 14th between R and S closes!

    • Anon

      Hopefully soon!

    • pstreet202

      in my mind it’s already complete. there is literally nothing left from the old strip of stores on 14th, except maybe one or 2 shops.

      • ANON DC’er

        “literally nothing left” — “maybe one or 2 shops.” — oh, ok.

  • #Philly

  • Philippe Lecheval

    You’d never know it by looking at it, but this building’s facade received a full restoration maybe a dozen years ago.

  • coffer

    Great news! Hope it happens quicker than the Philz in Admo…been waiting on that for a while now.

  • soulshadow55

    My father used to work for Manhattan Laundry from the 1960’s until it closed. Watching it transform is so bittersweet.


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