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.
We are sure readers will be excited to learn that the Farmers Market operated at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk returns this Saturday, April 22nd. The market will occur every Saturday through early winter and is located at 716 Monroe Street NE. Check out the Facebook post below announcing the start date for 2017 and the lineup activities for the day.
Monroe Street Market continues to add to its line up of fast-casual dining chains. We recently learned from this article in the Washington Business Journal that the BGR the Burger Joint will join Chipotle, &pizza, and Potbelly. From the article:
The local chain has signed on to Monroe Street Market, according to a broker for the space.
BGR will open in 1,476-square-foot space on the ground floor of the Portland Flats apartment building on Michigan Avenue NE.
We thought readers would be interested in this upcoming art show exploring the roles and identities Black women entrepreneurs play in society. From the event page:
C A T A L Y S T was created in an effort to shatter the glass around the roles women have been assigned in contemporary society; who they can be, what they can wear and how they choose to carry themselves.
Join A FREE HAND CO. for WOMEN + DENIM: a fund-raising shopping party + jeans drive! We’ll be at A Creative DC: Brookland with bottles of bubbly on hand and local retailers and makers featuring products from jewelry to apothecary goods to vintage clothing. All retailers will be donating 10% of their sales from the event to N Street Village, a DC-based organization that provides empowerment and support for homeless women with housing and on-site mental and physical wellness programs throughout the city.
When: Sunday, February 19th • 11am-5pm Where: A Creative DC: Brookland | Wild Hand Workspace • 716 Monroe St NE, Studio 8, Washington, DC, 20017 What: A shopping party + jeans drive to benefit N Street Village! Grab your besties and stop by for bubbly wine and lots of beautiful goods from local retailers + makers. What to bring: $10 suggested donation and/or a pair of plus size jeans that meet the following specifications:
– Sizes 16+
– No rips or tears
– Working button/zipper
– New or used in good condition
Ever been interested in attending an event where you express your artistic side and drink your favorite adult beverage at the same time? Here is an event for you then:
Grab your art supplies and join DC Drink & Draw and LATELA for three open life drawing sessions this Fall! Use your favorite media to work from the model during a mix of short and longer poses.
All events are BYOB. We’ll have cups and ice on hand for for sharing and keeping things cool.
The remaining sessions in the series are Thursday, November 17th 7:00 – 9:30 PM (coincides with Third Thursday on the Arts Walk) and Tuesday, December 6th 7:00-9:30 PM. Sessions are $17 with pre-registration, which you can do here. Latela Art Gallery is located on the Arts Walk (716 Monroe Street NE) at Studio #27
Back in July we posted that a stand alone Starbucks would be taking up a retail space at Monroe Street Market. In early September, ABRA granted the store their liquor liquor license, which states that the location “offers breakfast all day, along with savory small plates, and desserts paired with wine and beer selections. Sidewalk Cafe with a Total Occupancy Load of 30 seats.” We follow the development team doing the build out of the Starbucks and recently learned through the tweet below that the store will open this coming Friday November 11th. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, since there was such a split in the neighborhood over whether another coffee venue in the development made sense. I suspect it will be successful, people love their Starbucks.
One of the worst kept secrets about the retail space at Monroe Street Market in recent months has been an anticipated Starbucks Cafe. Now it appears that plans are moving forward for the location with the application under the Trade Name Starbucks Coffee for a Class D (beer and wine) license. According to the ABRA notice, the application is for “A coffee shop that offers breakfast all day, along with savory small plates, and desserts paired with wine and beer selections. Sidewalk Cafe with a Total Occupancy Load of 30 seats”. Unless there are protests it looks like the license would be granted by late August. However, we popped over to the location yesterday and it looks like the store build out has not begun yet.
Frankly, with the coffee counter in Busboys and Poets, the Starbucks within Barnes and Noble (both across the street) and the Filter coffee shop less than two blocks away, we find the move a bit of a head-scratcher. But, I don’t doubt it will be a popular destination nonetheless. We will keep an eye out for any progress, like an opening date.
The location of the future Starbucks is 655 Michigan Avenue, N.E, which is the ground-level retail space at the rounded end of the Portland Flats building (across from Busboys and Poets.)
Third Thursday at the studios at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk is a great time to get out into the neighborhood and enjoy the summer nights. This month’s event will take place on Thursday June 16th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and will feature live music, open studios and a beer garden. In addition to the open art studios, don’t forget to check out the following specials:
15% off coffee or tea beverages at Filter Coffeehouse
10% off any part, accessory or apparel item at the Bike Rack
10% off any purchase at Wardman Wine
15% off purchases of general reading or $1.00 tall coffee at Barnes and Noble
10% off your tab at Brookland Pint
$1.00 off a beer at Brookland Pint’s beer Garden
Check out the Facebook event page for more information. The Arts Walk is located at 701 Monroe Street, NE.
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