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Gregorys Coffee’s Biggest D.C. Location to Date Arrives February 27

Expect up to three more openings before 2018 is up

Gregorys Coffee founder Gregory Zamfotis at the opening of his first D.C. location last fall. His glasses-wearing mug doubles as the company’s logo.
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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

New York City import Gregorys Coffee, which debuted in D.C. last fall, is about to open its third — and biggest — location to date downtown. But it’s nowhere near done with expansion plans for the year.

The new Gregorys Cofffe shop at 1147 20th Street NW, currently projected to open on Tuesday, February 27, is huge (2,800 square feet) in order to accommodate a bakery and training center on the mezzanine level, as well as the cafe in the front of the house.

Founder Gregory Zamfotis is on the prowl for more D.C. spaces, telling Eater he hopes to open another two to three shops by the end of 2018. Two existing locations are currently keeping 9-to-5 workers caffeinated at 1000 Vermont Avenue NW and 1900 L Street NW; a fourth is slated to come online this spring at Farragut North Metro (1101 Connecticut Avenue NW).

“We have been looking forward to getting this store fully ready to go so we can formally introduce our in-house baking program to D.C.,” Zamfotis tells Eater.

The plan is to bake muffins, croissants, cookies, scones, and doughnuts, as well as its lineup of gluten-free and vegan goodies, out of the spacious digs.

Customers who attend the grand opening can claim one free doughnut. Additional opening day specials include $1 any size coffee, tea, or cold brew, $2 bar drinks, and $3 smoothies.

The new store is projected to operate from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays to start, with weekend hours following later.

Caffeine and carbs fans are also getting another NYC import next week: A second branch of French bakery Maison Kayser is scheduled to debut on Wednesday, February 28 at 650 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Status: Scheduled to open at 6:30 a.m. on February 27. 1147 20th Street NW; website.