1) Shaw: Compass Coffee, a new project in Shaw from two former marines, has opened its doors. The Washington Post has been chronicling the development from idea to execution. The coffee shop works with a variety of different coffee importers and will offer coffee wholesale and retail as well. Status: Certified open. 1535 7th St. NW; website.
2) Columbia Heights: PoPville brings word that Taqueria Habanero has opened where Utopia Nails used to be. No specifics were available yet on menu items, etc., but they've got balloons at the ready for their grand opening. Status: Certified open. 3710 14th St, NW; no website yet.