Coffee Shop Saturation?

Photo by Jen.

One thing people often say they wish there were more of is coffee shops. It seems there is just something about them that people claim to not get enough of. Well that boundless desire may soon be put to the test in Georgetown because there sure seems to be an oversaturation of coffee shops.

Over the past several years three coffee shops have opened within a block of Wisconsin and M St. That includes Dog Tag Bakery, Grace St. Coffee, and now Peet’s Coffee. According to the ANC agenda, yet another competitor is joining the fray. Blue Bottle coffee–which is known primarily for delivering gourmet coffee–appears to be opening a cafe at 1046 Potomac St.

This used to be the location of Down Dog Yoga and is tucked away behind the Dean and Deluca (which also sells coffee). It actually should make a great location for a coffee shop. GM just wonders if there’s really demand for yet another shop so close to so many others. We’ll see…

Here’s the rest of the agenda for tomorrow night’s ANC meeting:

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E

3265 S Street, NW • Washington, DC 20007

(202) 724-7098 • anc2e@dc.govhttp://www.anc2e.com

ANC 2E Public Meeting

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

at 6:30 p.m.

We will be meeting this month at the Georgetown Visitation School, 35th Street and

Volta Place NW, first building on left by gatehouse, in the Heritage Room on the 2nd floor.

Approval of the Agenda

 Approval of October 4, 2016 ANC 2E Public Meeting Agenda

 Approval of the August 29, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Administrative

 Public Safety and Police Report

 Financial Report

 Approval of FY 2017 ANC Budget

 Transportation Report

Community Comment

 Georgetown University Student Association’s Clean Block Competition

Introduction of Candidates for ANC 2E

 Introduction of First-Time Candidates and Candidates in Contested Elections for

ANC 2E

New Business

 DDOT Report on Upcoming Key Bridge Rehabilitation Work

 Unauthorized Contractor Parking for Duke Ellington School Construction

 DDOT’s Proposed Regulation Amendments on Resident Parking

 Needed Repairs to Neighborhood Street Lights

 Permits for Volta Park Day on October 30th and Breakfast with Santa at Volta Park on

December 4

th

Old Georgetown Board

Public / Major Projects

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1. SMD 2E01 – DC DGS

Hardy Middle School

1819 35th Street, NW (Square 1297, Lot 853)

Site work for outdoor classroom

Concept

2. SMD 2E01 – OG 16-370 (HPA 16-661)

1801 35th Street, NW (Square 1297, Lot 852)

Institution

Window replacement, Skylights

Concept

3. SMD 2E01 – OG 16-371 (HPA 16-662)

1801 35th Street, NW (Square 1297, Lot 852)

Institution

Addition, Alteration, Site work

Concept

4. SMD 2E05 – OG 16-375 (HPA 16-666)

3401 Water Street, NW (Square 1183, Lot 813) Multi-family residence

Five-story roof addition, Alterations

Concept

Private Projects

1. SMD 2E02 – OG 16-368 (HPA 16-659)

1724 34th Street, NW (Square 1297, Lot 74)

Residence

Addition, Alterations, Site work

Concept

2. SMD 2E02 – OG 16-309 (HPA 16-562)

3320 Reservoir Road, NW (Square 1290, Lot 866)

Residence

Rear addition, Window replacement

Concept

3. SMD 2E03 – OG 16-352 (HPA 16-637)

1316 34th Street, NW (Square 1228, Lot 823)

Residence

New garage

Permit

4. SMD 2E06 – OG 16-385 (HPA 16-676)

3012 Q Street, NW (Square 1269, Lot 868)

Residence

Rear addition, Alterations

Concept

5. SMD 2E06 – OG 16-384 (HPA 16-675)

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3032 Q Street, NW (Square 1269, Lot 822)

Multi-family residence

Rear addition, Alterations

Concept

6. SMD 2E06 – OG 16-383 (HPA 16-674)

3016 Dumbarton Street, NW (Square 1233, Lot 84)

Multi-family residence

Rear addition, Alterations

Concept

No Review At This Time by ANC 2E: The following additional projects, which are on the

upcoming October 6, 2016, agenda of the Old Georgetown Board (OGB), have not been added to

the ANC meeting agenda for OGB-related design review and we do not propose to adopt a

resolution on them at this time. If there are concerns about any of these projects, please contact

the ANC office by Friday, September 30, 2016.

Private Projects

1. SMD 2E02 – OG 16-256 (HPA 16-474)

1623 33rd Street, NW

Residence

Alterations, Window replacement

Concept

2. SMD 2E02 – OG 16-365 (HPA 16-656)

1618 34th Street, NW (Square 1277, Lot 202)

Residence

Fenestration replacement

Permit

3. SMD 2E02 – OG 16-377 (HPA 16-668)

1662 34th Street, NW (Square 1291, Lot 832)

Residence

Rear addition, Alterations

Permit

4. SMD 2E02 – OG 16-381 (HPA 16-672)

1683 34th Street, NW (Square 1295, Lot 257)

Residence

Fenestration alteration, Site work

Concept

5. SMD 2E02 – OG 16-267 (HPA 16-486)

1726 34th Street, NW (Square 1297, Lot 73)

Residence

Rear alterations, Window replacement, Site work

Concept

6. SMD 2E02 – OG 16-363 (HPA 16-654)

1639 35th Street, NW (Square 1291, Lot 210)

Residence

Fenestration replacement

Concept

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4

7. SMD 2E02

– OG 16

-382 (HPA 16

-673)

3421 R Street, NW (Square 1297, Lot 105)

Residence

Siding and window replacement

Permit

8. SMD 2E02

– OG 16

-379 (HPA 16

-670)

3264 S Street, NW (Square 2154, Lot 848)

Residence

Porch enclosure, Site alterations

Permit

9. SMD 2E02

– OG 16

-155 (HPA 16

-275)

3324 Dent Place, NW (Square 1278, Lot 251)

Residence

New residence

Concept

10. SMD 2E02

– OG 16

-320 (HPA 16

-578)

3236 Reservoir Road, NW

Residence

Fenestration alterations, Site work

Concept

11. SMD 2E02

– OG 16

-310 (HPA 16

-563)

1609 Suter Lane, NW (Square 1280, Lot 975)

Residence

Solar panels

Permit

12. SMD 2E02

– OG 16

-360 (HPA 16

-649)

3213 Volta Place, NW (Square 1272, Lot 321)

Residence

Window replacement

Permit

13. SMD 2E03

– OG 16

-372 (HPA 16

-663)

1426 35th Street, NW (Square 1247, Lot 821)

Residence

Deck

Permit

14. SMD 2E03

– OG 16

-373 (HPA 16

-664)

3257 N Street, NW (Square 1230, Lot 817)

Residence

Rear alterations

Permit

15. SMD 2E03

– OG 16

-348 (HPA 16

-613)

3116 P Street, NW (Square 1256, Lot 833)

Residence

Two

-story rear addition

Concept

16. SMD 2E03

– OG 16

-380 (HPA 16

-671)

3131 P Street, NW (Square 1270, Lot 71)

Residence

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Site work

Permit

17. SMD 2E03 – OG 16-359 (HPA 16-648)

1231 Potomac Street, NW (Square 1218, Lot 849)

Residence

Door replacement – Kennedy Company

Permit

18. SMD 2E03 – OG 16-350 (HPA 16-632)

1310 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Square 1231, Lot 143)

Commercial

Antenna replacement for AT&T

Permit

19. SMD 2E04 – OG 16-366 (HPA 16-657)

3700 0 Street, NW (Square 1321, Lot 1)

Georgetown University

Solar panels – Regents Hall

Permit

20. SMD 2E04 – OG 16-367 (HPA 16-658)

3700 0 Street, NW (Square 1321, Lot 1)

Georgetown University

Solar panels – McDonough Gymnasium

Permit

21. SMD 2E04 – OG 16-335 (HPA 16-593)

3700 0 Street, NW (Square 1321, Lot 1)

Georgetown University

New structure, Alterations – Cooper Field

Concept

22. SMD 2E05 – National Park Service and D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT)

Industrial

3400 Water Street, NW

Wood and chain-link fence

Permit

23. SMD 2E05 – OG 16-314 (HPA 16-571)

1132 29th Street, NW (Square 1196, Lot 196)

Commercial

Alterations, Sign – Say Cheese

Permit

24. SMD 2E05 – OG 16-356 (HPA 16-645)

1023 31st Street, NW (Square 1190, Lot 77)

Commercial

Antenna for Verizon Wireless

Permit

25. SMD 2E05 – OG 16-362 (HPA 16-653)

3150 M Street, NW (Square 1199, Lot 830, 831)

Commercial

Alterations

Revised permit

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26. SMD 2E05 – OG 16-386 (HPA 16-678)

3222 M Street, NW (Square 1200, Lot 868)

Commercial

Vinyl Applique – J. Crew – Existing alterations without review

Permit

27. SMD 2E05 – OG 16-369 (HPA 16-660)

3143 N Street, NW (Square 1232, Lot 75)

Commercial

Signs, ATM – EagleBank

Permit

28. SMD 2E05 – OG 16-286 (HPA 16-505)

3210 Grace Street, NW (Square 1188, Lot 123)

Mixed-use

Alley fenestration alterations, Rear addition, Signs

Concept

29. SMD 2E05 – OG 16-364 (HPA 16-655)

1010 Paper Mill Court, NW (Square 1187, Lot 2015)

Residence

Skylights

Permit

30. SMD 2E05 – OG 16-361 (HPA 16-657)

1046 Potomac Street, NW (Square 1186, Lot 801)

Commercial

Storefront alterations, Sign – Blue Bottle Coffee

Concept

31. SMD 2E05 – OG 16-336 (HPA 16-594)

3626 Prospect Street, NW (Square 1202, Lot 61)

Residence

Rear alterations

Concept

32. SMD 2E05 – OG 16-353 (HPA 16-639)

1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW (Square 1191, Lot 72)

Mixed-use

Blade Sign – Colonial Parking

Permit

33. SMD 2E05 – OG 16-358 (HPA 16-647)

1080 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Square 1200, Lot 2090)

Multi-family residence

Door replacement, Pergola

Concept

34. SMD 2E05 – OG 16-305 (HPA 16-553)

1206 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Square 1207, Lot 850)

Restaurant

Sign, Alley lighting – Sovereign

Concept

35. SMD 2E06 – OG 16-347 (HPA 16-606)

1410 26th Street, NW (Square 1262, Lot 81)

Multi-family residence

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Foundation work, Masonry wall repairs

Permit

36. SMD 2E06 – OG 16-331 (HPA 16-589)

1246-1250 27th Street, NW (Square 1215, Lot 808, 809)

Residence

Alterations

Concept

37. SMD 2E06 – OG 16-378 (HPA 16-669)

1231-1235 31st Street, NW (Square 1209, Lot 46)

Residence

Alterations

Revised permit

38. SMD 2E06 – OG 16-357 (HPA 16-646)

2715 M Street, NW (Square 1214, Lot 2045)

Commercial

Antennas for Verizon Wireless

Permit

39. SMD 2E06 – OG 16-349 (HPA 16-627)

3065 M Street, NW (Square 1209, Lot 58)

Commercial

Storefront alterations – Sephora

Permit

40. SMD 2E06 – OG 16-337 (HPA 16-595)

2823 N Street, NW (Square 1235, Lot 836)

Residence

Basement addition, Retaining walls, Alterations

Concept

41. SMD 2E06 – OG 16-354 (HPA 16-643)

2713 O Street, NW

Residence

Slate roof replacement

Permit

42. SMD 2E06 – OG 16-374 (HPA 16-665)

2920 Dumbarton Street, NW (Square 1234, Lot 832)

Residence

Alterations – Existing alterations without review

Permit

43. SMD 2E06 – OG 16-333 (HPA 16-591)

3021 Dumbarton Street, NW (Square 1242, Lot 127)

Residence

Window well

Permit

44. SMD 2E07 – OG 16-376 (HPA 16-667)

1531 27th Street, NW (Square 1265, Lot 811)

Residence

Fence replacement

Permit

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45. SMD 2E07 – OG 16-294 (HPA 16-516)

1601 30th Street, NW (Square 1283, Lot 29)

Residence

Window replacement

Permit

46. SMD 2E07 – OG 16-351 (HPA 16-636)

1633 31st Street, NW (Square 1282, Lot 274)

Residence

Fence replacement, Retaining walls

Permit

47. SMD 2E07 – OG 16-355 (HPA 16-644)

1657 31st Street, NW (Square 1282, Lot 819)

Multi-family residence

Walkway replacement

Permit

48. SMD 2E07 – OG 16-291 (HPA 16-510)

1688 31st Street, NW (Square 1281, Lot 814)

Residence

Rear addition, Roof alterations, New garage, Pool, Site work

Concept

49. SMD 2E07 – OG 16-332 (HPA 16-590)

2715 Q Street, NW (Square 1285, Lot 801)

Dumbarton House

Site work, Alterations

Permit

50. SMD 2E07 – OG 16-334 (HPA 16-592)

2901 Q Street, NW (Square 1283, Lot 69)

Multi-family residence

Site work

Permit

51. SMD 2E07 – OG 16-290 (HPA 16-509)

3048 R Street, NW (Square 1282, Lot 255)

Residence

Alterations, Window replacement, Window wells in public space

Concept

52. SMD 2E07 – OG 16-330 (HPA 16-588)

3000 Dent Place, NW (Square 1282, Lot 197)

Residence

Addition, Alterations

Concept

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One response to “Coffee Shop Saturation?

  1. MGT

    Georgetown has long had a shortage of proper coffee shops in the M street/waterfront area (aside from Starbucks). Baked and Wired has a huge line but hardly any seating, and otherwise you’ve got Dean and Deluca and other places which sell coffee but are hardly “coffee shops”. Grace Street(/sundevich/acai bowl place) hit the nail on the head and seems to be doing well, though strangely they don’t have wi-fi.

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