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  1. FourthandEye

    FWIW I don’t think this is a good fit for South Moon Under (see Tuesday’s discussion) the clothing retailer ideally wants ~4000SF all on one level.

  2. FourthandEye

    Another option: What about a market like the P&C Market at 1023 E Capitol Street? Gourmet food to supplement what Safeway is lacking.

    According to the Citypaper P&C Market offers:
    “Mariage Frères loose leaf teas, chocolates from Michel Cluizel and Askinosie, bagels and scones from Uptown Bakery, various beef and pork products from Polyface Farms, coffee beans from Central Roasters, and a variety of artisinal cheeses from New York and elsewhere. Oh and this: P&C offers a line of gourmet sandwiches, too.”

  3. Michael

    We could use an unpretentious neighborhood bar.

  4. MVTResident

    True Michael — unpretentious bars are always nice but that location would be problematic since it is just below bedroom windows. Where would the smokers stand? The Cosmopolitan up the street has endless problems with Muse Lounge because of its location next door and the noise it generates outside at night.

    With Busboys, Kushi, Mandu and Buddha Bar in the neighborhood, our drinking needs are pretty well taken care of (not to mention Penn Quarter and The Passenger nearby). What we need is more neighborhood retail to enliven the street.

  5. Tony

    I still like the combination coffee/wine bar idea. A coffee bar during the day, which converts to a wine bar after 5pm.

  6. Jason

    We need a Caribou Coffee or a quality sit down pizza place like Red Rocks or Pete’s Apizza.

  7. LResident

    Some sort of frozen treat place whether it be Cold Stone Creamery, Ben & Jerry’s, a Gelato place or Frozen Yogurt franchise.

  8. Wes

    Like the coffee/wine bar combo. Or maybe coffee on one floor and wine on the other. Pound coffee – I know you aren’t terribly far away at FL & NY Ave’s but this would be a great location along with the coming Capitol Hill loca!

  9. Kat

    my vote is a lululemon

  10. Rob

    Tell Chef Spike we want a “We the Pizza”

  11. David

    WE THE PIZZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. KP

    Its funny, my wife and I just ate there yesterday and thought the same.

  13. Kyle

    Hard Times Cafe could use a DC location.

  14. Cheryl

    I wish there was a stationary shop, like Hallmark or Papyrus in the district. I can think of a ton of places within 10 blocks to get ice cream/gelato/yogurt, several places to get Italian food, and a whole bunch more where you can get a drink, but with Trover and Borders closing I don’t know anyplace nearby to get cards, wrapping paper, etc. and it’s one of the few supply sorts of things that’s hard to shop for online. (vs., say, pet food & supplies which you can get from Amazon with free shipping).

    Fourthandeye – did you know you can get that stuff delivered to your door with an Arganica membership? We have one and love it.

  15. Dan Maceda

    There’s a Papyrus at Union station .

  16. Cheryl

    Dan – thanks! I had no idea!

  17. Vanessa

    I would second the wine bar!!! Something similar to Cork… It is too packed and too far to get over there but I would love to see a nice rustic wine bar with some small plates.

  18. Maya

    I third the vote for a great pizza place

  19. I totally, totally agree with @Cheryl. one can always go to CVS and though Union Station isn’t as far as G’town, a dedicated store provides great variety and would fill a niche that has yet to be filled in the MVT or in the Penn Quarter/Downtown.

  20. Tony

    A kool & quirky place like Pulp would be GREAT! It’s my favorite card shop in D.C.


  21. early-byrd

    The other night I heard that there IS a coffee shop/bakery going in near Ace Hardware/Safeway; I believe it was said to be Ray’s the Steaks? Is this confirmed? We DEFINITELY need a coffee shop (not another Starbucks, please) AND a good bakery (I’ve been hunting all around for excellent breakfast pastries).

  22. FourthandEye

    @early-byrd – Yes, that’s true. We reported on it in October of last year. Next to the Safeway will be a cafe/bakeshop from Michael Landrum named “Ryse” or possibly “Ryse and Shine”.

    Landrum also executed a second lease for the space on K Street between Mandu and the entrance to the future Vida Gym. That will be a Ray’s the Steaks.

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