New Coffee Shop Is Moving Forward at Georgia and Keefer

Nearly a year ago, after the Tibet Shop had closed, we learned that the building on the southeast corner of Keefer and Georgia Avenue was destined to be a coffee shop. Since then, there has been little activity to suggest that this dream would become a reality. However, that all changed this past weekend. Workmen were busily enlarging the store’s windows along Georgia Avenue and had cut out a large opening facing Keefer to install a doorway into the outdoor sidewalk cafe area (See photo below).

3213 Georgia Avenue(3213 Georgia Avenue — at Keefer Place — with renovations in progress).

More interesting to me is that in reviewing DCRA description of the permit issued in April for this work, it also references a “Deli” in addition to a coffee shop. I hope this comes to pass, as I think the area would respond well to a coffee shop with some food options at this location. Below is the language from the permit:

Selective demolition. Construction of new non-load bearing partitions,electrical, mechanical, plumbing, finishes and all related appurtenances of retail sales to Deli, Coffee shop in 1st floor of a 2 floor building.

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5 Comments on “New Coffee Shop Is Moving Forward at Georgia and Keefer”

  1. jcm Says:

    Excellent news. We have virtually no healthy lunch options on Georgia north of Howard right now. A sandwich menu similar to Sankofa’s would be a great addition to the neighborhood.

  2. lenzyb Says:

    Hmm, it says a two story building but it looks like just one. Does this mean that they plan to have some sort of rooftop?

  3. K Says:

    Great news, especially the deli part. I agree with Kent that the area should respond well to that.


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