Forest City is announcing today that San Francisco-based Philz Coffee
has been signed as the first tenant at Arris
, the 327-unit residential building now getting its upper levels of glass on the southwest corner of 4th and Tingey Streets, SE.
Philz is described as a company "on a mission to better people’s days by reinventing the coffee drinking experience," with not only "an impressive array of exclusive, handcrafted, flavorful blends," but also excellent customer service.
DC is the first place Philz is expanding outside of California (with another outlet coming soon to Adams Morgan), and this move also will bring back a coffee shop to the Yards, after the recent closing of Buzz Bakery
The Philz will be located in a 2,400-square-foot space on Tingey Street across from the Boilermaker Shops
, and will open in spring 2016. (Arris's retail spaces total 19,000 square feet.)
Pre-leasing at Arris
is expected to begin this fall, with move-ins targeted for early 2016, according to Forest City.
Also today Forest City is finally officially confirming the news that's been out there for a while
, that locally-based Pacers Running
will be taking the final retail space at the Boilermaker Shops
, with an opening expected in October. Forest City says that "While Pacers Running stores carry top-of-the-line footwear, as well as running and exercise clothing and gear, along with personalized expert advice and fitting, they have also branched out to be a major organizer and promoter in the area of events aimed at runners who are serious and even not so serious about their running."
Also tucked into the press release is that Due South
is expected to open in "late August," and that there is no announced opening date for Nicoletta Pizzeria