WASHINGTON - Compass Coffee’s second location is set to open this coming Saturday, November 1st, 2015. This new location was initially announced by co-founders Michael Haft and Harrison Suarez back in April of this year. Nestled on the ground floor of the new Shay apartment building, located at 1921 8th St NW, this new cafe translates some familiar elements from the young company’s first location just a few blocks away into something completely fresh and new.
"We don’t want to give away all the surprises. But I think the one that we’re most excited about is the loft," says Suarez. “We think it’s a place people will go to be seen” admits Haft.
Compass Coffee will join other high-profile businesses in the development, including a new Warby Parker shop, a Union Kitchen Grocery store, and Chef Tim Ma’s forthcoming restaurant Kyirisian. Other fashion brands are also expected to move in.
"Our neighbors will be insane," Haft says, "But it’s hard to top this space, with the roaster, cafe space and everything under one roof. The next location will be smaller, it has to be. It’s just a cafe but will have a familiar look and feel in terms of aesthetic."