We heard that you’re losing your current space on Capitol Hill. You were on the side of the hill that is reasonably walkable from the CD, so we were able to enjoy your breakfasts and dinners every so often. We’d hate to think that we might lose that option, so we’d like to present you with a range of relocation options in our neighborhood.
Now just wait a second. Please hear us out. We’ve got a growing neighborhood of food-loving folks, but not a lot of good sit-down restaurants we can call our own. Sure, we’ve got a neighborhood institution, some great fast food joints, several great coffee shops, and some cozy neighborhood bars. But our per-capita count of good breakfast and dinner options is very low (breakfast especially).
That means there’s a great opportunity for you!
To save you some time, we’ve taken the liberty of arranging a virtual tour of Central District locations for you to choose from:
1. 22nd & Madison – There’s several prime spaces available in this block, all with good street exposure and several hundred people who live right upstairs. And soon there will be two more large apartment buildings with street retail just one block west, letting you get in on the ground floor of a neighborhood retail revolution. And just a block and a half to the east, Crush and The Bottleneck have proven that there’s potential in this part of the neighborhood.
2. 23rd & Union – In 2010 there will be a great new 5-story building with two retail spaces on the ground floor. Now I know you (and we) can’t wait that long, so consider two temporary spots across the street that would allow you to establish yourself and then make a seamless transition to the new space. For example, you could create a bold statement by putting a nice restaurant in the former home of a sandwich shop, or we could replace an under-used SPD drop-in office just across the street with a much more delicious option. Either way, you’d be within quick walking distance of a lot of great neighbors who would support and love you forever.
3. 23rd & Cherry – This building is under renovation now and could accommodate you very soon. It’s got big windows and great street visibility at a bustling intersection, with ample street parking nearby. Our previous discussion of this space shows the strong demand for your kind of business in the neighborhood and indicates that you could develop a strong following of breakfast patrons any day of the week.
So please consider our little neighborhood as you scout out your next location. We’d love to have you, and would be thrilled to call you one of our own!
The Central District