Monday, May 17, 2010

New Coffee Shop in Adams Morgan?

The most prominent retail space at the Adams Station condos --2421 18th St NW-- has been unoccupied since Caribou Coffee peaced-out a couple of years ago. This address is trafficked by pedestrians and cars morning, noon and night. It's near the geographic mid-point of the 18th Street bar and restaurant strip. Condos above, a parking lot behind and direct street frontage to die for. A mystery to me how this space has remained empty for so long.

Anyway, I have no idea of what, if anything, may be going on here, but there appears to be a little action inside the property. Chalk filled menu boards have gone up over the register area. They list various coffee items and the standard 'salads, soups and sandwich' fare of a small time coffee shop or light fare restaurant. The fireplace from Caribou days (if memory serves) is still there and the disheveled nature of the place looks as if someone is setting up for something.

I have a few grainy secret-type photos from this weekend. I mean, there was really no effort to conceal the work going on there, so that's a clue. Anyway, hopefully it becomes something cool and most importantly not temporary! Good luck to whoever is undertaking this endeavor. The rest of you: if you know something, just tell me already! Happy Monday.