Convenience Store Foxtrot Opens Third DC Location in Dupont Circle

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Foxtrot, a chain of delivery-focused convenience stores, is opening its third location in D.C. in Dupont Circle. 

The new store, set to open in October, will house a charcuterie bar, house-made craft sandwiches, and a full coffee bar with handcrafted drinks. A spokesperson for Foxtrot declined to comment on the asking rent for the long-term, 2,488-square-foot lease.

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“Dupont Circle is a lively residential neighborhood and there’s a great energy in the area with a ton of eclectic eateries, shops, bars and the busy metro stop,” Foxtrot CEO and co-founder Mike LaVitola said in an email to Commercial Observer. “We’re excited to join the community and serve as a gathering place for people to grab a coffee in the morning, enjoy a quick lunch or a glass of wine after work and discover new local brands to love.”

Located at 1601 Connecticut Avenue NW between Connecticut Avenue and Q Street, the new store will open on the site of the former Magnolia Kitchen and Bar, which closed because of the pandemic two years after it opened, WTOP reported. 

The D.C. store is part of Foxtrot’s aggressive expansion plan, with 50 planned stores to open within the next two years, Supermarket News reported. While the 13-store chain already has a presence in D.C., Dallas and the company’s hometown of Chicago, it plans to expand to New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, Boston, Houston and Austin, Texas.

Foxtrot first two outposts in D.C. are in Georgetown and Mount Vernon Triangle. The city’s diversity is a reason the chain has expanded in the D.C. area, LaVitola said.

“D.C. is a melting pot of people, interests and activities and there are so many unique neighborhoods,” LaVitola said in a statement. “Much like the city, we want to be a place that everyone feels welcome and can find their own thing to enjoy. Locals have embraced us since we first opened our doors last March and we’re excited to bring the Foxtrot experience to even more people as we continue to expand.”

As part of its expansion, Foxtrot is focusing on larger storefronts with on-site dining. The company brought on Whole Foods veteran Mitch Madoff to serve as senior vice president of private label and supply chain, Supermarket News reported. 

— Keith Loria contributed to this reporting.

Celia Young can be reached at cyoung@commercialobserver.com. Keith Loria can be reached at kloria@commercialobserver.com