Grape and Bean, a small, independent coffee shop and wine bar in Old Town Alexandria, has announced it’s intention to occupy a space in Alexandria’s Rosemont neighborhood at Commonwealth and East Walnut Streets.
From what we understand, Grape and Bean would also operate as a small grocery, carrying on a long tradition in this location and offering basics in addition to well selected cheeses, wine and bread.
Rosemont is a heavily residential neighborhood without the shops and restaurants of either Old Town or Del Ray.
We’ve heard a few folks question the feasibility of a wine bar and whether that would attract an ‘unsavory element’ and add to parking woes.
Other residents look forward to walking in their own neighborhood for a cup of coffee, a glass of wine and a bite to eat.
Sounds good to me – and it would definitely add to Rosemont’s walkability score.
Want to know more about houses in Rosemont? Give me a call at 703.927.4554 and we’ll go exploring!
Update (August 13, 2001) – we met a friend in Old Town the other day for a good ‘catch up’ over a cup of coffee and choose the Grape and Bean on South Royal. What a treat! Small, friendly and quiet, this establishment seems to have ‘good neighbor’ written all over it.