A national coffee chain is slated to invade the 14th Street corridor by Memorial Day.
Peet’s Coffee and Tea is set to open its doors at 1829 14th St. NW on Monday, according to a sign on the door of the forthcoming business.
“We will be opening on Monday,” the sign reads. “Please stop back in for Peet’s love and coffee!”
Employees at two other Peet’s locations in D.C. confirmed the opening date.
When it opens, the new Peet’s will be located on the same block as Black Cat, Ted’s Bulletin, Bar Pilar and Source. The new coffee shop will also compete for customers against the nearby Wydown, Peregrine Espresso, Slipstream and Dolcezza coffee shops.
From Laetitia Brock. Email her at laetitia[AT]borderstan.com. You can follow her at @FrenchTwistDC and on her own blog, French Twist DC.
The Minneapolis-based Caribou Coffee announced its plan to close 80 locations next week and to convert 88 others into Peet’s Coffee and Tea shops.
Luckily for Borderstan coffee drinkers, two of our Caribou locations, at 1800 M Street NW and 1101 17th Street are not closing, but they will be rebranded as Peet’s Coffee and Tea shops in the next 12 to 18 months, with employees at both stores having the opportunity to reapply for their jobs.
Plans for the Caribou Coffee Shop at 14th and Rhode Island NW have not been announced by the company. The building is being redeveloped by Abdo.
The move comes just four months after Caribou was acquired by German firm Joh. A. Benckiser, which had also acquired Peet’s Coffee back in 2010. It will be interesting to see the transition, as Peet’s stores have a more upscale ambiance (and slightly higher prices) than Caribou with its laid-back, lodge setting.
I personally will miss the daily trivia questions, not that I ever got many of them right.