Friday, December 8, 2023

New Mobile Coffee Shop Opens on Route 1 Corridor

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A new mobile coffee shop had a soft launch Sunday next to Streetcar 82 Brewing Co.

Located in a trailer in the parking lot at 4824 Rhode Island Ave. in south Hyattsville, Lost River Coffee will hold a grand opening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Saturday.

After that, its usual hours will be 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays.

Along with the usual assortment of coffee and espresso drinks, it serves chocolate milk, strawberry milk, apple cider and stroopwafels, a Dutch sweet. Dogs can also get a free “puppucino.”

Along with a regular spot on weekend mornings at Streetcar 82, the trailer is also available for rent anywhere in the greater D.C. area and brings its own water and power.

The coffee company is owned by two of the West Virginia operators of a deaf-friendly vacation rental company, Lost River Vacations: Jane Jonas and Shawn Harrington, who went to college together and are friends with one of the owners of Streetcar 82.

“Coffee builds community,” Jonas told the Hyattsville Wire. “We want to bring the community together while marketing our vacation rental business and giving jobs to other Deaf people. One of our staff will sell her own products at our business soon and we hope to create more micro-entrepreneurial opportunities for our community going forward.”

The vacation property is near a state park in Lost River, W.V., with two tiny homes for rent, hiking trails, an electric-vehicle charger, a disc golf course and a game and book library.

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