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This Ivy City ‘Family Social Club’ Will Have Wine for Parents and Slides for Kids

The Lane’s cafe will serve grilled cheese plus grown-up food too

The Lane will include play structures for kids and a cafe
Rendering: FORM Architects

Ivy City already boasts distilleries, wineries, amaro bars, and tasting menu spots. Now, the constantly evolving Northeast neighborhood will soon be home to The Lane, dubbed a “family social club.” Two working moms, Molly Nizhnikov and Rachel Lubin, came up with the idea as a modern place for kids to run free and play while moms and dads can relax and connect with other parents.

In addition to play structures like a slide and ball pit, The Lane will be equipped with a café and bar serving food and drinks from local companies. Along with cocktails, coffee, beer, and wine (with juice boxes for the kids), expect pastries, baked goods, sandwiches, and salads. A catering kitchen will be on hand to accommodate local pop-ups too.

FORM Architects is handling the design for this two-level space, which is about as stylish as a playground can be, with a roof deck, two party rooms, and decor featuring exposed steel and bright accents. The Lane will be located at 1408 Okie Street NE and is slated to open in late winter 2020. Check out info on pre-opening events and membership here.

Rendering: FORM Architects
Rendering: Form Architects