The new Anacostia Arts Center may get a cafe run by the owner of Petworth restaurant Domku.
Domku's Kera Carpenter is hoping to run the cafe as part of Nurish, her restaurant incubator that has worked on such other ventures as Start-Up Kitchen (that's the program that launched Foggy Bottom's D.C. Dosas, among others). The project is trying to find legs by raising money through Clovest, a Kickstarter-esque fundraising program that requires more involvement from the community and works as a loan rather than seed funding. Right now, the concept has $2,000 of its $15,000 goal raised.
"The center has gallery spaces, and a big theater, but there aren't really any food options available," said Clovest's Karan Jain. "This would make it more of a gathering place, and allow us to showcase the food entrepreneurs of the neighborhood."