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Local Roaster Swing’s Coffee Reopens Its Iconic G Street Location

New Luke’s Lobster debuts today on 17th Street NW

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The newly renovated Swing’s Coffee shop at 1702 G Street NW.
Swing’s Coffee Roasters [Official photo]

Reopening report

Washington Business Journal reports that century-old coffee maker Swing’s has reopened the shop at 1702 G Street NW that the company shut down in early 2016. The updated shop, which now serves nitro cold brew in addition to traditional coffee service, resumed serving customers on February 15. A grand opening — with free coffee — is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20.

Opening report

The third Luke’s Lobster inside the District debuts today by Farragut Square. The lobster roll-slinging chain is giving away free samples of lobster mac and cheese. Status: Scheduled to open at 11 a.m. 800 17th Street NW; website.

Eater tracking

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Arlnow reports that long-delayed Shirlington sports bar Dudley’s, which originally planned to open in early 2016, is now saying it will debut this summer. The biggest hang-up: a new 3,000-square-foot rooftop bar that’s been a permitting nightmare.

M.E. Swing Co.

1702 G St NW, Washington, D.C. 20006 (202) 628-7601 Visit Website

Luke's Lobster - Farragut Square

800 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006 Visit Website