Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Café for Mount Pleasant Street

New coffee spot at 2103 Mount Pleasant St NW?
UPDATE: Ramona's Salon and Day Spa will remain open on the second and third floors.

For the past five+ years, the Barreiro Salon & Day Spa has operated at 3103 Mount Pleasant St NW. They offered the usual spa services like massage, waxing, mani/pedi, facials, hair care, and skin care. They even hosted a semi-permanent art gallery and occasionally held special events.

Well, it looks as if a new business is moving in. Sobé Café has signage up announcing an imminent opening. The website listed was not yet active, as of last night. The Barreiro Salon website is still active, though. However, a food display case, cafe tables and chairs now inhabit the first floor, not salon equipment. And the Salon nameplate has been replaced by Sobé Café's. In addition, DCRA permits dating back to last summer indicate that the managers of the new space have been planning a conversion to food service for some time.

This café would join current Mount P coffee hangouts Flying Fish, Dos Gringos, and Heller's Bakery. More news as it comes.