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Fox Loves Taco To Replace Filter Coffee Shop At Monroe Street Market

Storefront of Filter

We recently learned that local coffee shop Filter will be closing this weekend. We also learned from an article in  the City Paper that it will be replaced by a family friendly taco focused restaurant from the owners the Little Red Fox cafe.  From the article:

When it opens, Fox Loves Taco will offer breakfast tacos all day and coffee from Portland roaster Coava Coffee. Details on the menu are sparse, but they’ll make flour and corn tortillas in house and you can expect plenty of Little Red Fox hot sauce to be on hand to spice things up.

Fox Loves Taco will be located at  716 Monroe St. NE. We will let you know when we have additional details like an opening date.

Monroe Street Market Spring Events And Farmers Market Kick Off This Weekend

The “Historic Brookland Farmer’s Market” at Monroe Street Market launched last spring and steadily grew to become a weekend staple for many Brookland households by the time fall arrived. The market will kickoff again this Saturday April 18th. The operator of the market will again be Lydia’s Fields Farm, and don’t forget to checkout the opening  of the Filter/Bike Rack location. Here is a tweet and part of a press release that describes the events surrounding the opening of the farmers market:

Monroe Street Market will kick off its spring events schedule on Thursday, April 16 with the community’s  “Third Thursdays on the Arts Walk,” a monthly event featuring artist open houses and live performances.

In addition, highly-anticipated retailers The Bike Rack and Filter Coffeehouse, located in a joint retail space on the Arts Walk, will hold a grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm in conjunction with the first Historic Brookland Farmer’s Market of the 2015 season.

Third Thursdays on the Arts Walk

Thursday, April 16 6:00pm

Monroe Street Market kicks off its series of events on April 16 with Third Thursdays on the Arts Walk, where attendees can stroll along the Arts Walk, listen to music, watch live performances from Dance Place, visit artist studio spaces and support local artists. The Arts Walk features 27 studio spaces with artists who work in various mediums. The Third Thursday events will take place each month until December 17, 2015.

Live Performances on the Arts Walk

Every Thursday, from April 16 to September 24 6:30pm-7:45pm

Live music and performances will be held on the Arts Walk plaza each week, powered by Dance Place. Each evening will feature a new group – a mixture of neighborhood favorites, such as Sahel and new talent. Rain location is at Busboys and Poets. For more information, visit www.danceplace.org/performances

Interactive Dance Performances From Dance Place

Friday, April 17 6:30pm-8:45pm

As the Opening Celebration for the Free Art on 8th Event, the partners at Dance Place will present live interactive dance performances.  Friday night programming will continue on the Cornerstone Plaza in front of Busboys and Poets. Kicking off April 17 evening from 6:30 – 7pm, POP (People Objects Play) will have an interactive dance for all ages. From 7 – 7:30pm the Coyaba Dance Theater will showcase African dance and drum. Last, from 7:45 – 8:45pm the DC Casineros will feature Cuban Salsa.

Historic Brookland Farmer’s Market Opening

Saturday, April 18 9am-1pm

The Historic Brookland Farmer’s Market is back, featuring more than 16 vendors offering local produce, dairy, meat, artisan coffee, bread, baked goods and more. Listen to the live music and enjoy the family friendly entertainment and crafts.

 The Bike Rack and Filter Coffeehouse Grand Opening

Saturday, April 18 9am-1pm

The Bike Rack and Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar will open a shared space on the Arts Walk, directly across from Brookland Pint. The Bike Rack’s second shop in the District will offer a wide variety of cycling needs including repairs, a diverse bicycle inventory, riding events, and active involvement in cycling advocacy. Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar will create a unique atmosphere for bike enthusiasts and coffee lovers alike, providing a daily assortment of coffee, teas, and pastries.  From 9am – 1pm on April 18, The Bike Rack will offer free basic bike maintenance on the Arts Walk.

 While enjoying the grand opening of Bike Rack and Filter Coffeehouse, stop by Brookland Pint for brunch from 10am- 1pm and select a drink from 18 different beers that are infused with coffee. Enter for a chance to win a Fat Tire bike donated by New Belgium.

Please visit the Monroe Street Market website for more information on artists, events, and community offerings.

The Market runs on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., (rain or shine) on The Arts Walk at 716 Monroe St. NE. Keep up with the Farmer’s Market at their Facebook page and Twitter.

Filter Coffeehouse/Bike Rack Location Opening April 18th

Storefront of
Storefront of Filter/Bikerack

The prospect of a combination coffeehouse  by  Filter  and bike shop by the Bike Rack coming to the South East corner of Monroe Street Markets’s Artswalk has been in the works for quite some time.  We were pleased to hear from Erin from the Bike Rack that the location will open April 18th. Here is the press release:

Two of D.C.’s favorite pastimes, coffee and bicycles, are coming together in the historic Brookland neighborhood under one roof on April 18. The Bike Rack and Filter Coffeehouse are excited to be part of the growing community at the Monroe Street Market.

The April 18 Grand Opening will be held in conjunction with the first Brookland Farmer’s Market of 2015.

The two businesses will share space within the Brookland Works building at 716 Monroe St. NE. The Bike Rack will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Filter Coffeehouse will be open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday andSunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Bikes and coffee just go together, ask any cyclist,” said Chuck Harney of The Bike Rack. “ We feel that a bike shop should be a community gathering spot for the local community and for cyclists. A coffee bar helps to create that feel year round.”

WHAT:    The Bike Rack and Filter Coffeehouse Grand Opening
WHEN:    Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 a.m.
WHERE:  The Bike Rack and Filter Coffeehouse, 716 Monroe St. NE, Washington DC, 20017

Visit http://www.thebikerackdc.com for more information.

About The Bike Rack
The Bike Rack is a friendly community of people who care about cycling and improving their customers’ biking experience. The Washington Post Express and Washington City Paper named The Bike Rack 2014’s Best Bike Shop. Brookland joins The Bike Rack family as the second location, the first being at 1412 Q St. NW. Learn more about The Bike Rack at http://www.thebikerackdc.com.

About Filter Coffeehouse
Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar opened in March of 2010 with the intent of sharing truly amazing coffee with Washington, DC. Their coffees are carefully and artfully roasted by Ceremony Coffee, a local roaster in nearby Annapolis MD. Brookland marks Filter Coffeehouse’s third shop along with a Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom location. Learn more about Filter Coffeehouse at

Coffee Shop And Bike Store May Be Coming To Monroe St. Market This Summer

Bike and Coffee Shop storefront Monroe Street Market
Store front of future coffee shop/bike shop – facing Monroe St NE

The prospect of a combination coffee shop and bike store coming to the South East corner of Monroe Street Markets’s Artswalk is not a new concept to those following the development closely. When we first learned about the combo concept in April 2013, it made sense. For one, a stretch of the Met Branch Trail runs along side this location, and with Brookland Works/Artswalk having 27 art studios and 152 apartments right on the Metro, I can see a coffee shop doing a brisk business.

Recently Completed Portion of the Metropolitan Branch Trail along the Monroe Street Market Development
Portion of the Metropolitan Branch Trail along the Monroe Street Market Development

Yesterday we learned from a post on Eater DC that  Filter coffeehouse may be the coffeehouse that seals the deal. If so, it would fall in line with the development’s approach of signing local DC businesses that are established, but not at all large chains. Filter has two other locations at Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom. As for the bike shop component, the Bike Rack was mentioned as the potential partner in the deal. They currently have one location at 14th and Q NW, and are committed to building a strong biking community. Between these two great, small, DC homegrown businesses, what’s not to love? We will keep an eye on things as the lease has not been signed yet, but if all goes well, we may see these businesses as soon as this summer.