This old, dilapidated bakery, which sits behind the bright colored fried chicken take out, could provide clues to the future of Rhode Island Ave NE. The building is near the corner of RIA and Hamlin Street and is owned by the same owners of Taylor Gourmet. In December, David Mazza, one of the two owners of this popular sandwich shop, applied for and was approved for an interior demolition permit for this location, although there has not been signs of work to date.
I recently spoke to David Mazza about this location and although their intentions for the location is to renovate it into their bakery that will supply their three other locations (City Vista, Atlas, and Bethesda areas), that they have not decided whether or not RIA was a suitable location for a new sandwich shop location. I encouraged Mr. Mazza to consider RIA and informed him of the potential and coming redevelopment. His attitude towards a new location was encouraging but for now, we have to be content that they at least are redeveloping one old location for their bakery. (Note: David Mazza did say that they also have not indicated whether the bakery will sell baked goods from that location or not.)
I would encourage all of you to contact Taylor Gourmet and let them know what kind of business they would receive by getting in on the ground floor of Rhode Island Ave NE! Click HERE to link to their website!
Call or email them to let them know you want a Taylor Gourmet Deli and Market on Rhode Island Ave!