Kaldi’s Reopening Pushed to April 30

The reopening of Kaldi’s Social House appears to have been pushed to April 30, according to a revised post on their social media profiles.

An April 5 post indicated an April 15 reopening, but the post appears to have been changed late last evening to reflect an April 30 reopening.

“Hi everyone! Sorry we missed you the last couple of weeks,” the post reads. We have been working on some exciting changes including our menu! We will be back on April 30th. See you all soon!”

Kaldi’s was slated to reopen Thursday, April 15, after being closed since mid-March for renovations, which saw the shop’s rooftop being completely enclosed.

The roof had been an issue with Thayer & Spring apartment residents unhappy about the noise from Kaldi’s and businesses along Georgia Avenue, Hailemariam said in March.

Earlier this week, Kaldi’s was featured in Sprudge, an international publication that covers the coffee industry.

The article, in which Mr. Hailemariam is interviewed, discusses the shop’s history, as well as its strong ties to the community and their relationship with their customers:

A large part of Kaldi’s success is owed to its strong ties to the local community. Combining the familiar and popular coffeehouse that US Americans have come to rely on with the welcoming spirit and communal culture of Ethiopian coffee has paid off. In 2017 the Maryland General Assembly’s District 20 Delegation even recognized the cafe with a citation “For its role in strengthening our diverse community by providing a delightfully inclusive community space for all to enjoy.” In addition to its welcoming atmosphere, the cafe tries to invest in Silver Spring through charity involvement. “When the customer comes in, I don’t want them to think about getting coffee, but to think they are supporting the community,” says Haile, “I want to create relationships with customers.”

Meanwhile, he still plans to open a new restaurant in the former Pacci’s Neapolitan Pizzeria location. Like many other businesses, the pandemic has made finances difficult.

“We are negotiating with the landlord and he’s working with me,” Hailemariam said, “and hopefully I’m going to get back and start the construction.”

 

Hi everyone!Sorry we missed you the last couple of weeks. We have been working on some exciting changes including our menu!We will be back on April 30th.See you all soon!

Posted by Kaldi's Social House on Monday, April 5, 2021

 

Photo: Kaldi’s Social House/Facebook

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