Washington, D.C., May 27, 2010 – Constitution Square’s first retailer opened Tuesday, the 100-seat Constitution Café at 145 N Street, NE, in NoMa, the area north of Massachusetts Avenue. Billed as a “cuisine superstore,” Constitution Café offers a variety of breakfast and lunch offerings, including sushi, full salad and hot bars, and sandwiches to order.
“We are pleased to have the first of our many retailers open,” said Doug Firstenberg, Principal of StonebridgeCarras, the developer of Constitution Square. “We look forward to the balance of our retailers opening this fall as well as exciting new retail announcements.” StonebridgeCarras recently announced five new shops and restaurants at Constitution Square, including a Tynan Coffee & Tea, Potbelly, Georgetown Valet and TD Bank; Constitution Café is the first to open.
“Constitution Café offers a variety of lunch options that will complement our existing small retailers on Second Street, NE,” said NoMa Business Improvement District President Liz Price. More than 5,000 new employees and 1,200 residents will move to NoMa over the next few months, Price said, and these amenities are vital to the neighborhood’s office workers and residents.
Father-son ownership team Su Kim and Sean Kim have been in the District for 24 years, and currently own two other locations locally. For more information about Constitution Café, visit www.cosmocafedc.com. Constitution Café is open from 6 a.m. to 4 a.m. Monday through Friday.
NoMa is a mixed-use neighborhood north of Massachusetts Avenue and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Between 2007-2009, private developers have invested more than $1.5 billion in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space over the next 15 years.