FoRIA Community Meeting Oct. 29 – Be part of future branding efforts!

Friends of Rhode Island Avenue NE (FoRIA) invites you to a


Tuesday, October 29th, 7-9pm

at Art Enables, 2204 Rhode Island Ave NE


FoRIA is preparing for a future branding effort for Rhode Island Avenue NE, but not without your help!  We want to hear your ideas on future marketing efforts.


We want to know:

– What do you want a branding campaign to achieve?

– What do you love about Rhode Island Avenue NE?

– What was RIA NE like in its heyday?

Neighbors, business owners, employees – EVERYONE – welcome!

No RSVP needed

Refreshments provided

An early WMATA promo

Check out this VERY early promo for WMATA’s “new” metro rail service. Be sure to watch for sightings of the Rhode Island Ave station at the 1:37 and 11:22 minute marks. Not much seems to have changed – except the fashion. Also noticed – all the trains are only running 2 cars!!

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Many thanks to an eagle-eyed community member for forwarding it to us – keep ’em coming!


Big News for Ward 5 Coffee Lovers!

Ready for some caffeine-infused happiness?

FoRIA is excited to welcome Zeke’s Coffee of DC to their future home at 2300 RIA-NE!

The small batch roastery is a favorite at many farmers markets and retailers across the region. Owner and DC resident, John Kepner, says they will be roasting and serving a wide selection of coffees at the in-house “coffee lab.” And yes, outdoor seating is in the plans!

A summer grand opening is in the works so stay tuned. Also, be sure to check out their website – – to see some of their coffee selections, plus a rendering of their facade plans.