Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Shops at Wisconsin Place plaza has a lively cafe again.
The wait is over. Le Pain Quotidien opened this week in the former Tynan Coffee and Tea location on the plaza of The Shops at Wisconsin Place. On Tuesday afternoon, the restaurant was bustling, and diners packed the patio in the pleasant spring weather. The 1,331-square-foot restaurant, which seats 34 diners inside and 38 outside on the patio, was constructed with "eco-friendly features such as LED light fixtures, recycled cast iron arched windows and a recycled church pew," according to a news release from Le Pain Quotidien. The business' name means "the daily bread," and its motto is "where friends and strangers alike come together." Founded in Belgium in 1990, the restaurant is "renowned for its pâtisserie goods—macaroons, madeleines, …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Le Pain Quotidien will replace Tynan in Friendship Heights, DC Eater reported.
Le Pain Quotidien will be taking over the former Tynan space overlooking the plaza of The Shops at Wisconsin Place in Friendship Heights, DC Eater reported earlier this month. The business is shooting for a summer opening. Read more on DC Eater. A recent job listing on Craigslist stated that Le Pain Quotidien—"a Belgian cafe and bakery serving organic coffee and healthy, seasonal fare," according to the listing—is hiring employees for the chain's newest restaurant in Friendship Heights. Interviews are being held Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the chain's Georgetown location (2815 M St. NW, Washington, DC). For more information on the interview process, see the Craigslist job listing. Editor's note: This post has been …
Employment interviews being conducted.
Update, Thursday, March 28, 10:30 a.m.: Le Pain Quotidien will be taking over the former Tynan space overlooking the plaza of The Shops at Wisconsin Place in Friendship Heights, DC Eater reported earlier this month. The business is planning for a summer opening. Read more on DC Eater. Original post, Tuesday, March 26, 4 p.m.: Will Le Pain Quotidien move into the space vacated by Tynan Coffee and Tea last month? Prince of Petworth reported on PoPville that such would be the case, citing "a good source." A recent job listing on Craigslist could support this. The job listing stated that Le Pain Quotidien—"a Belgian cafe and bakery serving organic coffee and healthy, seasonal fare," according to the listing—is hiring employees for the chain's …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
PoPville, citing "a good source," reported that the shuttered Friendship Heights coffee and tea shop could become Le Pain Quotidien.
The former storefront of Tynan Coffee and Tea in Friendship Heights could become home to a branch of Le Pain Quotidien, Prince of Petworth reported on PoPville, citing "a good source." Tynan Coffee and Tea recently closed, Chevy Chase Patch reported. Its storefront anchored the southern arm of the plaza at The Shops at Wisconsin Place. Next door is the former storefront for Adolfo Dominguez, a clothing boutique. Patch readers made several great suggestions as to what might work well in the empty space. Suggestions included: an ethnic and/or mid-price-range restaurant, a craft beer or cocktail bar and an ice cream parlor. What would you like to see in the old Tynan space in Friendship Heights? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The neighboring Friendship Heights storefronts that used to house Tynan Coffee and Tea and clothing boutique Adolfo Dominguez are both vacant, leaving the south side of the Wisconsin Place plaza looking a little lifeless.
Friendship Heights is down another business: Tynan Coffee and Tea, which anchored the southern arm of the plaza at The Shops at Wisconsin Place. Now, that part of the plaza seems a little desolate, with all of Tynan's outdoor chairs and tables cleared away, and the tall windows of the corner storefront dark. Your Chevy Chase Patch editor enjoyed sitting at the tables behind the windows, clacking away on the computer while looking up to check on Chevy Chase (and admiring the parade of well-dressed pups passing by). The coffee, tea and sandwich shop was closed by last Friday. A sign hung in the window thanking Tynan customers for three years of patronage, and reminding them of Tynan's two other DC-area locations: at 1400 Irving St. NW, …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Which coffee shop in Chevy Chase got the most reviews from readers in Chevy Chase Patch's first "Rivals" contest?
The results are in! Chevy Chase Patch's first "Rivals" contest featured six coffee shops in Chevy Chase, and asked readers to write reviews of their favorite ones. The coffee shop with the most reviews was Frosting, A Cupcakery, which received three reviews and a cumulative rating of 4.67 stars. "Best. Cupcakes. EVER! If we ever need cupcakes for a special occasion, we go to Frosting!" Lesley Olson wrote about Frosting, A Cupcakery. "Simply the best cupcakes in the DC area. For real!" a Patch reader who goes by "Josh" added. "Frosting is by far the best coffee shop in Chevy Chase!," "Lisa S." wrote. "The Illy coffee is so rich ... . The sunny round table and outdoor seating are the perfect places to relax and watch the world go by." And, "…