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BNCA Meeting Tuesday – Tastemakers, Development, And More

The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association will be meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 pm, and there is a lot on the agenda. From an email:

AGENDA

  1. Welcome
  2. Treasurer’s Report and Membership Report
  3. Dance Place Announcements – Amanda Blythe & Sarah Greenbaum
  4. Resolution on Low-Intensity LED Street Lighting – DC Street Light Task Force
  5. Tastemakers Food Incubator Opening at 10th and Franklin – Kirk Francis
  6. Development at RI Ave. & 4th St. NE (Edgewood) – John Begert (MRP Realty)
  7. Organizational Matters and Events
    1. Changing May and November Meetings to Tuesdays
    2. DC Fed. Civic Assocs Annual Luncheon – BNCA Attendees?
    3. Tentative: Nov. 11 Ft. Bunker Hill Cleanup
    4. Updates on Traffic Issues/Meetings w DDOT
  8. Other community concerns and announcements
  9. Adjourn

The meeting will be at Noyes Elementary School (2725 10th St. NE), Please use the Franklin St. NE entrance on the north side of the building. For more info check out the BNCA website, BNCA Facebook page, and follow @brooklandcivic on Twitter.

Tastemakers Launches Website With More Info And Pics Of Build-Out Progress

Future Site of Tastemakers in forefront

Back in July we posted that Tastemakers, a food incubator  from the owners of popular food truck Captain Cookie and the Milkman applied for a liquor license and will open in early fall. Recently we came across their new website, which has a lot of pictures of the progress they are making, we thought readers might want to check it out. From the website:

Our vision is to build what food startups like ours need: a well-run commercial kitchen in which members can work without breaking the bank. The back of the house will be bustling with the rising stars who drive the DC culinary scene.

The front of the house features a gourmet food hall and market highlighting our city’s great small and mid-sized food startups. We’re adding a bar emphasizing craft cocktails and local brews and building a neighborhood gathering space where taste testers, the area food lovers, can interact with our taste makers.

We want this to be a place for engagement and education for anyone interested in learning culinary skills or trying out a hot new concept. Early next year we will begin offering kitchen tours, cooking classes and chef’s table events for the public.

We hope you’ll take a place at our table, in the vibrant Brookland neighborhood.

Tastemakers will occupy an 8,000 square foot building at the corner of 10th and Franklin.

Tastemakers Will Bring Gourmet Food Vendor Hall, Bar And Grocery Market To Brookland

Future Site of Tastemakers in forefront

Back in March we learned that Brookland will be getting a food incubator called Tastemakers from the owners of popular food truck Captain Cookie and the Milkman.  Tastemakers will occupy an 8,000 square foot building at the corner of 10th and Franklin. While we have seen a lot of progress on the building, we are now learning more details about what to expect. From the liquor license application:

New Class “C” Restaurant with 50 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 95. Restaurant will feature a gourmet food hall with 8-10 independent food vendors, a bar, and a grocery market. Community Kitchen will offer cooking classes, tastings, and kitchen memberships for local food professionals.

The application requests the following alcohol sales and consumption hours: Sunday 9 am – 1 am, Monday through Thursday 11 am – 1 am, Friday 11 am – 2 am and Saturday
9 am – 2 am. Tastemakers is slated to open in late summer or early fall (last we heard) and will be located at 2800 10th Street NE.

Food Incubator, Tastemakers, Is Coming To Brookland

Future Site of Tastemakers – at the corner of 10th and Franklin NE

We recently learned that Brookland will be getting a food incubator called Tastemakers from the owners of popular food truck Captain Cookie and the Milkman.  Tastemakers will occupy an 8,000 square foot building at the corner of 10th and Franklin. It will have a kitchen that can host 25 and 40 members as well as retail space. According to this story in the Washington Business Journal:

Tastemakers will have a large commercial kitchen with cold and dry storage, as well as space for as many as eight vendor kiosks where members can sell their wares. There will also be a shared office space with a conference room and a demonstration kitchen.

The article also mentions the potential for food truck members given the building’s three garage bays and onsite parking. Coincidentally, Tastemakers  joins Mess Hall – another food incubator, which is just over the Franklin Street bridge in Edgewood. Right Proper Brewing and the Dew Drop Inn are also nearby – maybe we could see some interesting joint efforts.  Tastemakers is slated to open in late summer or early fall and will be located at 2800 10th Street NE.