Zeke’s Coffee, CapoeiraDC and Manny and Olga’s Coming to Rhode Island Avenue

by Shilpi Paul

Rita’s, one of Woodridge’s few retailers, will soon have company.

Last time we reported on Rhode Island Avenue NE’s retail scene, a restaurant, a bike shop and an outpost of Taylor Gourmet were planning to open up and start filling out the scant commercial strip between 16th Street NE and 24th Street NE.

Now, three new retailers will be starting business there in the near future, UrbanTurf has learned. It looks like the work of Friends of Rhode Island Avenue (FoRIA), a group that spent the last year campaigning local businesses to consider opening in the area, continues to pay off.

First, Zeke’s Coffee, a Baltimore-based roastery and coffeeshop, is planning on taking over the space at 2300 Rhode Island Avenue NE early in the summer. The store will use the location to roast coffee beans for distribution throughout DC, but nearby residents will also be able to pull up a chair to enjoy a freshly-brewed cup. Zeke’s plans on having both indoor and outdoor seating, FoRIA Executive Director Kyle Todd told UrbanTurf.

Next, CapoeiraDC, a studio where interested folks can practice the fast-paced Afro-Brazilian activity that resembles both martial arts and dance, is opening up at 2008 Rhode Island Avenue NE this summer. Residents have talked to us about wanting a yoga studio or something similar to open nearby; perhaps this option will satisfy.

Finally, local pizza chain Manny and Olga’s is opening a shop at 2117 Rhode Island Avenue NE. Unlike some of their downtown outposts, this shop will have old-fashioned pizzeria-type seating indoors and a sidewalk seating section outdoors, Todd told us.

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  1. sara said at 11:28 am on Friday March 22, 2013:

    who’s opening right next to LAce?

  1. Rachel said at 1:20 pm on Friday March 22, 2013:

    @Sara, that would be the former “La Table”, a supper-club-style restaurant. I’m not sure what the new name will be (the owner decided to change it after Table in Shaw opened). Here’s a quick write-up on the progress so far: http://www.elevationdcmedia.com/devnews/LaTableOliverFriendlyRIANE_020713.aspx

  1. NPA said at 12:26 pm on Wednesday March 27, 2013:

    Rhode Island Ave commercial redevelopment is a natural progression of things. What many people don’t know (especially newcomers), but are soon realizing is that the neighborhoods on both sides of this distressed barren wasteland of a strip are filled with beautiful detached homes with loads of character and quiet hilly tree-lined streets that rival those of Takoma Park, 16th Street Heights or Crestwood. As more buyers get priced out of NW, they are finding better value in neighborhoods like Woodridge, Edgewood, and better known Brookland, for their suburban feel and close proximity to downtown. With the demographic shift, as an influx of young buyers enters these areas, demanding more accessibility to nightlife, community gathering spaces, and overall neighborhood walkability, it is only a matter of time that we see the emergence of the Rhode Island Ave corridor.

  1. Jen said at 3:12 pm on Monday April 22, 2013:

    CapoeiraDC will be offering more than just capoeira. We’ll have zumba, yoga, bootcamp and other fitness classes at the new space! Looking forward to moving into the neighborhood.

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