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Blue Bottle Coffee, based in Oakland, California, will open its fourth store (Georgetown, the Wharf, Union Market) at the Metropole condominium building at 1515 15th St. NW. Blue Bottle is slated to be acquired by Nestlé USA, which oversees the Swiss company’s traditional food and beverage business in the United States. Nestlé U.S.A. is in the process of moving from Southern California to Rosslyn, Virginia.

Just Opened: Alvaro and Alonso Roche of Bold Family Restaurant Group, formerly Capital Food Restaurant Group (Bold Bite, TapaBar, 202 Donuts) opened Bold Bite Market in D.C.’s Golden Triangle at 1028 19th St. NW. The market serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with seating for 50 inside and 30 out. Chili half-smoke with your doughnut? … Calico, from the folks who brought you The Fainting Goat and Tiger Fork, opened in Blagden Alley. Think high-end barbecue and big outdoor patio. Nathan Beauchamp is the chef; Tiger Fork’s Ian Fletcher and the Fainting Goat’s J.D Quico guide the bar … Naf Naf Grill, which serves Middle Eastern fast-casual food, opened at 1875 K St. NW, where Protein Bar used to be.

Linda Roth is president of Linda Roth Associates, a public relations and marketing firm that specializes in the hospitality industry. Reach her at


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