8 Responses to “401 Mass Retail Platmap”


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  1. SK

    A coffee shop that’s open later than 7 or 8pm would be lovely!

  2. Add me under the Buzz Bakery wishlist. I love that place, and would love something with that atmosphere in the neighborhood. I like Chinatown Coffee Company, but it just doesn’t feel like the kind of place to go relax and enjoy a book with your coffee.

  3. John Thompson

    I’m a big fan of Caribou – but a bakery/coffehouse would be OUTSTANDING! So long as it’s open late enough for the residents in the neighborhood to enjoy (10 or 11PM)

  4. Tony

    I used to live over in Logan across the street from ACKC — http://www.thecocoagallery.com. I would love it if I clicked my heels 3 times and they appeared on that corner. Delicious coffees, tasty desserts and great atmosphere.

    A few months ago when I was out in San Francisco, I came across this interesting place @ Union Square, which was a coffee shop during the day and a wine bar in the evening. I thought it was a pretty cool idea for a business.

  5. Emily

    I would LOVE a take-out dim sum place like they have all over SF! Think Ping Pong but not trendy and not nearly as overpriced. If you know China Garden in Rosslyn, then them but to-go!

    An italian pastry shop would be a dream come true! Can Potenza open a small branch?

  6. I’m all for a Caribou or another independent Coffee House that does stay open late. Chinatown Coffee is simply too ‘cold’ in their approach and I prefer the variety Caribou offers. Plus those French Toast Muffins are heaven.

  7. Allison

    I know what I want on Mass Ave, in 401 or any of the other available spaces: anything but Subway. I was so sad when I saw the Subway Cafe sign go up when I was leaving for work the other morning–gross. We need more good local places in this neighborhood that are affordable and unpretentious. Okay, maybe hoping Mangialardo’s II would open next door was far fetched, but if we can’t get a local place, I would happily settle for something semi-corporate like Le Pain Quotidien or Pret a Manger, since both of those are actually great places. Every time I go to Peregrine Espresso in Capitol Hill I wish we had something like that here. Brock is right, Chinatown Coffee just isn’t the neighborhood coffeehouse I wish it was. I would also love to see the Matchbox team open up a second Ted’s Bulletin over in this neighborhood. My ultimate spot though would be a copy of Tryst from Adam’s Morgan–chill place, good coffee and bites, and a nice vibe.

  8. MandFifth

    @Tony Checkout Grape & Bean in Old Town Alexandria. They run the same concept – a very cool coffee bar during the day and a wine bar after 5pm, with small eats thrown eat. I would love if they could do the same here, though I doubt if they will have another Clover! For those non-coffee aficionados – a Clover is a machine some guys at Stanford invented and was huge hit in the underground coffee movement. Sadly, they were bought out by the evil Starbucks empire and were promptly shut down. G&B in Alexandria is the only place within a 100mile radius to have such a machine, and the drip coffee it produces (~$3) is outstanding.