Owners of Room 11 in Columbia Heights will open a bakery in the space formerly occupied by Heller's Bakery. Heller's operated at 3221 Mount Pleasant St NW for a better part of 80+ years but closed in December 2014.
The new bakery will be called Paisley Fig and already operates as part of the Room 11 restaurant on 11th St NW in Columbia Heights. The new operation will add a cafe/restaurant component in addition to baked goods and will likely be open 7:00 AM throughout evening hours. Other aspects I expect to see realized: vegan & vegetarian options, gluten free options, an alcohol license. This is obviously very good news for Mount Pleasant. Now if we can get someone to open that vegan donut / video game arcade / coffee shop / but also bar / but also serves pancakes / concept I keep dreaming about, well then, the neighborhood will be complete.
Good luck Paisley Fig!