Thanks to Rachel for sending:
“Oooo! New signage up in the old Bean and Bite space on 15th between L and M. Been empty for about a year, I think??”
Lauren (and others) lament Bean and Bite’s closing after Christmas 2016.
And thanks to Loren for sharing Sweet Leaf’s ridiculously good looking menu.
The Village Cafe owners Kevon King, left, Ryan Williams and Mahammad Mangum. Photo credit: The Village Cafe.
From a press release:
“The Union Market District continues its commitment to nurturing burgeoning local businesses with the arrival of The Village Cafe (1272 5th Street NE), slated for a soft opening on October 9, followed by a grand opening on October 23.
When founders and Washington natives Kevon King, Mahammad Mangum and Ryan Williams met as kids, they bonded at Woodrow Wilson High School, where they pursued their passions in the business, creative and culinary fields, respectively.
Recognizing that cafés are the ultimate social gathering place, the trio embarked upon opening their own establishment that would not only bring quality food and drink to underserved communities, but that would also uplift the “village” that make those communities tick. (more…)
Laura tweets us yesterday:
“Is The Coupe open again? Does anyone know, PoPville??”
Ed. Note: Back on August 26th The Coupe closed to “revamp the space and the menu”.
Looks like Tuesday is the day (with some questionable math though):
Thanks to Jenna for sending the news about a Bluestone Coffee coming to 1150 Connecticut Ave, NW. Bluestone’s Website says:
“We’re on our way downtown to the bustling urban core of the capital. Rest your feet and watch the world go by at our new Bluestone Lane location – Dupont Circle, located at 1150 Connecticut Avenue. Situated amongst the bustling shopping promenade that surrounds, this new BL shares a home with Core Power Yoga, and neighbors an expansive spread of trendy retail stores in the heart of the city. (more…)
From an email:
“Zeke’s Coffee will officially open its second DC location next week. The store is located at 731 15th Street NW [formerly Pleasant Pops], just south of McPherson Square. Zeke’s will be celebrating the grand opening of its new location with free hot coffee and cold brew on September 12.
The downtown DC shop will feature a full menu of coffee drinks, including pour overs and press pot options, with food by Panorama Bakery, Republic Kolache, Paisley Fig and Broojies & Bier. (more…)
1120 G Street, NW. Photo by Mark Lyon
Thanks to Mark for sending:
“They are wonderful. Lots of filling, flaky crust, juicy and hot. I prefer the chicken one. Their coffee is also very good. They’ve twice had their window broken, most recently in a burglary. This small, independent shop could use all the business they can get.”
previously 5th and K St, NW
“Recover from Labor Day weekend on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 with free continental breakfast, Busboys and Poets ‘New Columbia’ coffee, and a tour of the new Busboys and Poets location at 450 K St NW in Washington, DC. With the end of the 10 year lease at the 5th & K location, Busboys and Poets steps across the street to continue another 10 years with a focus on honoring and celebrating women activists, leaders and thinkers.
The 450 K Street location is equipped with: (more…)
Ryan reported yesterday:
“Just curious if you’ve heard the skinny on exactly what was found to be hazardous at the P Street/Logan Circle Starbucks…”
These closures usually only last a day or two – can sleuths find the details?