“Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced it will be closing its more than 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination in our stores. The training will be provided to nearly 175,000 partners (employees) across the country, and will become part of the onboarding process for new partners.
“I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” said Starbucks ceo Kevin Johnson. “While this is not limited to Starbucks, we’re committed to being a part of the solution. Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities.”
All Starbucks company-owned retail stores and corporate offices will be closed in the afternoon of Tuesday, May 29. During that time, partners will go through a training program designed to address implicit bias, promote conscious inclusion, prevent discrimination and ensure everyone inside a Starbucks store feels safe and welcome. (more…)
1111 19th Street, NW
“Just stopped in on Wawa’s and it’s free coffee any size today ALL day!! Its Wawa Day!!”
Wawa confirms: “Cheers to 54 years! Enjoy FREE Any Size Coffee today, 4/12!”
601 New Jersey Ave, NW
Small update on The Ministry Coffee and Wine Bar that we first learned about back in September 2017. The liquor license placard says:
“A new Tavern and cafe serving coffee, sandwiches, pastries, small plates and artisanal cocktails. Seating capacity of 55 inside. Total Occupancy Load of 150. Sidewalk Café with 20 seats. License will include an Entertainment Endorsement.”
Updates as they get closer to opening.
you can see the Capitol peeking out in the background
hahaha thanks to Susie Doom for sending: “DRAMA spotted at 14th and H St, NW”
So how is the coffee at Café Chocolat (1423 H St, NW)?
1066 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Thanks to Jamie for the heads up. From Bluestone Lane:
“We are now open with a second location in Washington, D.C.! Our new and unique hole-in-the-wall coffee shop is situated within the Georgetown shopping district at 1066 Wisconsin Ave NW.
Housed in the oldest standing firehouse in Washington D.C., Bluestone Lane shares this rustic street front location with the popular shoe store, The Frye Company. Honoring the artisans who continue to handcraft products in this machine-made age, we are excited to join the iconic American leather goods company and together create an immersive shopping and dining experience. We invite locals to enjoy artisanal Aussie-style coffee while exploring Frye’s finely crafted leather products.
The design (more…)
23rd and L Street, NW
I’m hoping I can find some feedback and direction with an issue that has been eating at me.
I was really excited that a Bluestone Lane was coming to DC (I always make a pit stop at one when I’m in NYC). The DC location is attached to the West End library. I have gone a few times. It’s delicious.
My general understanding of public libraries is that they provide a critical free resource to the community, namely a safe *free* learning environment. In the times I’ve spent in DC libraries, I’ve also noticed that people experiencing homelessness can find a little reprieve in these buildings. So here’s my issue: (more…)
15th and K Street, NW
“joe and the juice at Vermont and K (1500 K St NW) is open. They told me they opened yesterday during the snow, but things were very slow. It appears to be a soft opening. They don’t have drip coffee yet (but can make you an Americano, called a “joe”.) Very cool place inside.”
Check out their menus here. Hours | M-F: 6am – 9pm; Sa-Su: 8am-8pm
From a Joe Juice rep:
“I am thrilled to share Joe & the Juice – the most well-traveled juice bar and coffee concept on the planet – will be open for business in the heart of downtown Washington DC THIS WEEK on Wednesday, March 21st. (more…)
1781 Florida Ave, NW
From a press release:
“After more than 10 years in the Adams Morgan neighborhood, Counter Culture Coffee is re-opening its D.C. Training Center in a new space located at 1781 Florida Avenue NW.
The spacious street-level facility neighbors a few of the specialty coffee company’s partners.
“We look forward to sharing our new location in Adams Morgan with our great coffee partners and coffee lovers,” said Brett Smith, president of the North Carolina-based company. “It is now much easier to experience Counter Culture Coffee in D.C., and we are excited to continue being part of a great coffee community.”
courtesy Counter Culture Coffee
Counter Culture Training Centers act as experiential gathering places for everyone from expert baristas to novice coffee enthusiasts to learn about coffee. (more…)
Thanks to Will for sending the coming soon for Blue Bottle coffee at Union Station. Looks like it’ll be on the main floor near the Laduree. Finally some competition for the Starbucks(es). In other Union Station news, which there seems to be a tremendous amount lately, Grant sends a photo of a new salon on the lower level:
1066 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Thanks to Jamie for the updates:
2915 M Street, NW
“Orange theory taking part of what was the dreaded McFadden’s space at 2400 penn”
2400 Pennsylvania Ave, NW