Mothersauce Partners’ new concept to fuel Amazon employees with coffee and cocktails

This article first appeared in The Washington Business Journal on January 30, 2019

Hungry Inc. employees in Crystal City will have an all-day dining spot to frequent next year.

The Freshman will be serving up coffee, cocktails and more thanks to a new lease deal between JBG Smith Properties (NYSE: JBS) and restaurant operator Mothersauce Partners.

The 3,400-square-foot space will seat up to 120 people with an additional 50-person outdoor patio. The Freshman expects to open in 2020 at 2011 Crystal Drive, a block away from part of Amazon’s HQ2.

The company behind The Freshman is Mothersauce Partners, a restaurant advisory and investment firm. “When Amazon announced that they were coming to town, I knew that the opportunity to be a part of this story was just too good to pass up, especially considering this is my backyard,” said Mothersauce founder Nick Freshman in a release.

It is, no doubt, Freshman’s backyard. Mothersauce Partners is already operating popular establishments in the D.C. area, including The Eleanor, Spider Kelly‘s and Takoma Beverage Company. The Freshman will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner options along with coffee, teas and cocktails.

JBG Smith is also Amazon’s landlord in Crystal City. The neighborhood and several adjacent areas where Amazon is setting up shop have taken on the new name National Landing.

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