Washington, DC


3819 14th St, NW via Redfin

“Dear PoPville,

Someone posted this Redfin listing to a new condo noting that the “Lower Level Commercial Space will be a 2nd Location for a Boutique Coffee Shop from Georgetown”.

After some calling around, one of my neighbors was able to confirm that it will be Grace Street Coffee opening a second location.

I guess they are doing their coffee roasting there for the first few months and then opening up a store front ~6 months from now.”

STAY TUNED.

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3400 Georgia Ave, NW

Wowza. I’ve been getting lots of inquiries about what’s going on at the old Kraken Axes (RIP Murry’s) space on Georgia. Well, holy cow. They should be soft opening as early as tomorrow or possibly this weekend with a grand opening coming later this month. Stay tuned for confirmation on that but in the meantime, lots of info from a press release:

HOOK HALL, named in salute of a legendary pirate, this new venue is inspired by the same pull of the sea and sense of adventure buccaneers are known to embrace. Enhanced with design elements and accents reminiscent of the oceans on which he sailed, Hook Hall has reimagined an industrial 13,500 square-foot venue to offer a unique, multi-flex space in the burgeoning Park View/Petworth community. By day it serves as a neighborhood gathering place serving coffee and pastries and affording comfortable meeting and working space. By evening its 40-foot long bar, with a 32-tap system, turns into a tavern ready to serve as a local watering hole and celebration spot. Read More

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14th and Randolph Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Talked to the owner of the 14th st Mini Mart at 14th and Randolph. He also owns the vacant Chinese place next store. The Chinese place has been totally gutted and he said he plans on opening an Ethiopian cafe with coffee in the next three months. The space between the mini mart and the Randolph Tower parking lot will be a patio. Hopefully his timeline is right. Would be a really exciting addition to the neighborhood.”

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11th and Rhode Island Ave, NW

Thanks to a tipster for sharing:

“Scuttlebutt: Liquor store on corner moving to 7th St. NW b/c rent is too high (14K). Last day is July 31st. Owner apparently looking to bring a coffee shop in.”

STAY TUNED.

Ed. Note: One of my favorite headlines from back in 2011 Liquor Store at 11th and Rhode Island Ave, NW Becoming a Liquor Store.

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1520 U Street, NW

A liquor license placard has been posted for a Licht Cafe:

“New Class “C” Tavern with light fare such as appetizers, salads, sandwiches, desserts, coffee, and drinks. Total Occupancy Load of 80 with seating for 40 patrons.”

Updates as they get closer to opening and we learn more.

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