Trendy sweets shop the Dough Jar is the latest dining pop-up to go the brick-and-mortar route, banking on tourist-friendly Georgetown as its debut base of operations.
New signage is up for the colorful location coming to 1332 Wisconsin Avenue NW in a few weeks. Marketed as D.C.’s first edible cookie dough operation, the homegrown brand currently serves its sugary goods at accommodating bakeries in Adams Morgan and Shaw. It also ships its products to more than 35 stores across D.C.
Georgetown has been plagued by retail vacancies over the past few years, but more incoming hospitality ventures are finally filling in some holes. A short walk away, the 24-hour Mono Diner (1424 Wisconsin Avenue NW) — from the team behind All About Burger (previously Z-Burger) — is expected to debut some time late summer, a rep tells Eater.
And across the street, homegrown java shop Compass Coffee is installing its latest location inside the historic Georgetown Theater, with a zoning meeting scheduled for next week. On Thursday, June 14, the shell space was temporarily functioning as a resting area for extras and Hollywood film crews shooting the Wonder Woman sequel, with the outdoor scene focused on 1980s-era cars rolling along Wisconsin Avenue NW.
Around the corner, José Andrés’ reincarnated America Eats Tavern recently opened inside the former Old Glory space. And Tex-Mex chain Guapo’s is headed to the Georgetown waterfront, moving into the space formerly occupied by frozen drink haven Orange Anchor.