Dolcezza opens its latest location today in CityCenter. This is the first downtown business district location for the company.
"Every shop that we have already is more neighborhood-centric," said co-owner Robb Duncan. "This one is [geared towards] the downtown office worker and weekend restaurant-goers." It's also smack in the middle of plenty of high-end retail, due to its CityCenter storefront. "That's kind of cool; we can show that we can...rock it at that stage as well."
The latest location has a standing bar along 9th Street NW, and a massive table custom-built for the shop. The Penn Quarter shop is where Dolcezza will debut its nitro cold-brew iced coffee, which adds nitrogen to create a creamy effect, which Duncan likens to a nitrogen pour one might get when having a Guinness. The process brings out different flavor notes in the coffee as well. That coffee is $5.50 per cup. They'll eventually roll that out to all Dolcezza locations.
Dolcezza will give out free mini-cones of gelato for their grand opening event Sunday from 2-5 p.m. They'll carry Stumptown cold brew at the location, too.
Dolcezza CityCenter, 904 Palmer Alley, NW, website