New D.C. Craft Coffee Brand Plans Rapid Expansion After Signing Second Location
A new craft coffee bar brand, started by the head of a D.C.-area construction firm, has plans for an aggressive expansion in the region after signing a deal to open a second location.
Republik Coffee Bar has signed on at Kettler's Highgate at The Mile, a mixed-use development at 7915 Jones Branch Drive in McLean. The coffee brand, represented by Neighborhood Retail Group, is aiming for a fast expansion across the D.C. area, opening an estimated five new locations per year, NRG principal Bethany Kazaba Scanlon said.
Sarak is now looking to open Republik in new developments in emerging neighborhoods around D.C with high foot traffic. It is seeking spaces of roughly 1K SF to 2K SF and would prefer outdoor seating.