(Updated at 12:13 p.m.) Republic Kolache, D.C.’s buzzy pop-up kolache shop, will sling pastries at American Ice Company (917 V St. NW) for the last time on May 28, the company announced via email this morning.
“It’s been a good run,” the “bittersweet” announcement reads. “From the wild turnout on our opening day last August, to the great fun we’ve had collaborating with guest chefs on kolache flavors, to the simple ritual of sharing kolaches and coffee with so many of you each week — getting our little kolache bakery off the ground at American Ice has been an immensely gratifying process.”
The company announced it will also end its pop-up shop at Union Market the same weekend. But the kolache company isn’t down for the count:
“We’re actively working on finding a permanent brick and mortar home for Republic Kolache,” the announcement reads. Furthermore, the company is slated to launch a late night weekend kolache pop-up at Dacha in Shaw on Friday, June 3.
Big news! @RepublicKolache now available Fridays and Saturdays at Compass! Try a Half Smoke or Tex-Mex Saag Paneer. pic.twitter.com/yo19Jzku0W
— Compass Coffee (@CompassCoffeeDC) March 18, 2016
Republic Kolache’s Texas-style pastries are now available at two more locations in Shaw.
Customers can order half smoke, saag paneer or other kolaches at Compass Coffee’s shops in Shaw (1535 7th St. NW) and The Shay (1921 8th St. NW) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7 a.m., the coffee company announced this morning.
Sweet and savory Czech pastries might soon be headed to a neighborhood near you.
Last month, Glen’s Garden Market in Shaw added Republic Kolache to its vendor list, meaning patrons can pick up the Texan treats at 1924 8th St. NW each weekend.
According to Republic Kolache co-founder Chris Svetlik, Glen’s carries the company’s cream cheese and pecan and spiced apple flavors between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Kolaches will also soon be found in Union Market (1309 5th St. NE), according to Washington City Paper. Republic Kolache will sell pastries at the market between Feb. 13 and early March — and possibly even longer — the City Paper learned.
The pastries are also currently sold at American Ice Company (917 V St. NW) on Saturdays.
Photo via Instagram / Glen’s Garden Market