A second, smaller Bluestone Lane is tentatively scheduled to debut later this month in Georgetown, doubling the Australian’s coffee chain’s presence in the area via a counter service spot married to an upscale leather goods store.
The growing company opened its first D.C. location earlier this year in the West End. That standalone shop — it’s largest to date at 2,200 square feet — features the brand’s gourmet java, indoor/outdoor seating, and assorted baked goods. The scaled down version taking up residence at 1066 Wisconsin Avenue NW alongside historic shoe company/leather goods retailer Frye is expected to offer coffee, tea, cold-pressed juices, assorted toasts, and gluten-free pastries from Husk bakery in New York City.
The newcomer faces serious competition not just from the flood of new coffee shops that have poured into the area — including homegrown offerings such as the latest Vigilante Coffee Co. outpost as well as the trio of shops New York-based Gregorys Coffee has sprinkled downtown — but also from the boom in new bakeries/cafes.
The new Bluestone Lane is projected to open the week of March 26.