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The Dolcezza Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab is temporarily closed behind Union Market

by Prince Of Petworth July 8, 2016 at 10:20 am 9 Comments

550 Penn Street, NE

Not a lot of info but the Dolcezza Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab at 550 Penn St. NE behind Union Market has been closed a few weeks according to a reader. After a few inquiries I’m told:

“Dolcezza Factory is temporarily closed, but hoping to be back up and running at some point later this summer.”

Updates as provided.

  • Philippe Lecheval

    Their stands at Nats Park were still up and running this week, so they must have a build up of stock to keep them running.

  • elizml

    I thought I read somewhere that the public parts were closed (store/coffee shop) but that the factory was still operating.

    • Anon

      That’s what the purported owners’ son-in-law claimed on here some time back. Makes intuitive sense – guess the owners didn’t want to risk their patrons being run over by drunk drivers?

    • DF

      With the insane amount of wholesale their increasing their production, I doubt they’ll reopen the public parts of the building ever.

  • above7-11

    They don’t want the public to see the Oompa Loompas

  • Anonymous

    I would love a Dolcezza gelato & coffee shop in Petworth. So many opportunities near the Petworth metro or upper 14th St. They would do so well!

    • Yes!

      Upshur would be perfect for a dolcezza! There’s a ton of traffic now with Slim’s and Timber. And the closest espresso option is Quaglia.

  • oompa loompa

    dolcezza is not sold at the nats stadium, it’s another gelato maker. rumor is the tasting room at the dolcezza factory will open to the public by august. fingers crossed.

  • Anon

    Not odd. This location has been closed to retail since the second car crashed into it. The factory is still up and running, producing more than ever.


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