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Chinatown lands a Corner Bakery Cafe

A scan of the recent deals on the website of Transwestern Retail reveals Corner Bakery Cafe will lease 3500 SF of space at 777 6th Street NW. The office building at the corner of 6th & H has over 10,000 SF of ground floor retail space. One would presume Corner Bakery will occupy space on the corner.

Corner Bakery Cafe should do well with the lunch crowd and catering for local office tenants. Will they have a substantial impact in filling the breakfast void for local residents of Chinatown and the Triangle? I see a variety of scramblers and paninis on their breakfast menu but sadly no bagels. Does Corner Bakery have good coffee?

This block has landed two other restaurant tenants in recent months. Last fall we learned that Chef Mike Isabella would be opening an Italian small plates restaurant called Graffiato at 707 6th Street NW this Spring. In January Tom Seitsema broke news that the ownership group of Sushiko plan to bring a new ramen restaurant concept under the name of Daikaya to a vacant lot next to Graffiato. There is still potential for more with the remaining retail space at 777 Sixth and 6700 SF at 700 Sixth Street NW.

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