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.
- Bicycles, Bakeries and Restaurants Fill Up Rhode Island Avenue’s Retail Strip
- Flash Mobs and Surveys: How Residents Influence Neighborhood Retail
- Woodridge: Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/zekes_coffee_capoeiradc_and_manny_and_olgas_coming_to_rhode_island_avenue/6824
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
UrbanTurf is re-running its primer on property taxes which outlines a few things that... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
Is U Street regaining steam as the development center of gravity in the neighborhood?... read »
If you are a homebuyer in the DC region and feel like your choices are limited, you a... read »
Plans have evolved for the project since it was first shared in September.... read »
After two years of market forces left this neighborhood nearly unrecognizable, signs ... read »
The Shaw pipeline is starting the year off hot.... read »
The upzoning would mandate additional Inclusionary Zoning units for developments alon... read »
A continuing debate around Inclusionary Zoning expansion may have inspired a 3,000-pl... read »
The plans for the parcel have come into focus after the site lay dormant for years. ... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro