2301 L Street, NW
“The new West End Library will open to the public on Saturday, December 9. The West End Library is the first DC Public Library to open as part of a public-private partnership.
The library’s interior was designed by CORE architecture + design, a Georgetown-based firm. The exterior and the remainder of the project was designed by TEN Arquitectos with WDG serving as the Architect of Record. The 21,000 square-foot space will feature:
· Spaces for adults, teens and children;
· Seating for 200 customers;
· 40 public access computers and free Wi-Fi Internet access;
· A large programming room for up to 100 people; and
· Two conference rooms to for up to 14 people Five private study rooms”
From Bluestone Lane’s Website:
“At Bluestone Lane, we are very excited to be opening new stores across the nation, with DC being the flavor of the month in December! Our first Washington DC location will be opening on the corner of 24th and L St, sharing a home with the New West End Library. [Ed. Note: It’s 23rd and L]
Located within the thriving West End community, our new store will be a one-stop shop for a catch up with friends, meetings or the perfect place to sit down with a book and enjoy a relaxing break.
We will be serving a wide range of Bluestone Lane favorite items including our premium coffee, wellness drinks, BL signature cold-pressed juices and organic teas. The food menu at this location will include our grab and go items, open-faced sandwiches and gluten-free pastries. We can’t wait to meet our new locals!”
Updates when they announce an exact opening date for the coffee shop.
More photos after the jump including a shot of how the old library looked at this corner in 2014.
23rd and L Street, NW
West End Library at 23rd and L in 2014