We know how patiently you have been waiting for our second location, La Mano Coffee Bar, to open and we realized we haven't given you an update of what's been happening as of late.
Since last winter, we have been offering "pop-up" coffee events while working on the complete renovation and design of the new shop. We'll be in a 460 square foot, street level storefront on a mixed-use corridor of Carroll St NW in the Takoma neighborhood. We share the block with a barbershop, a dry cleaners, two eateries, a community arts space, and other thriving locally-owned businesses.
We are anticipating an open date in June or July, which is entirely contingent on receiving numerous additional inspections and permits from several different agencies, including Pepco. We're so grateful to all the folks that have worked so hard to come this far with us, including Saul Architects, Artisan Builders, the Old Takoma Business Association, and an amazing roster of family and friends that have donated money, talents, time, and most of all, encouragement and support for this process.
In the meantime, you can sign up for the weekly La Mano mailing list to be notified of our grand opening; or follow us on social media sites for daily updates. By the way, our plan for Modern Times is to remain here providing you with the same high quality coffee, food, and special atmosphere that you and yours have come to know and love. Your patronage here has made it possible for this small, solely-owned business to weather through a tough financial atmosphere, has helped turn our passion into a full-fledged career in the food service industry, and has given us the chance to grow as individuals and with others in the community. Thank you.