Kids At Play comes to RIA Main Street!

FullSizeRenderLater this spring, kids will have a new indoor playground to visit on RIA Main Street! Kids At Play, an indoor play space, will open at 2312 Rhode Island Ave NE.

Owners Don Cole and Linda Cole McKay are on track to open in mid to late April, and say Kids At Play will have a ball pit, rock climbing wall, and bounce room, plus a dedicated room for tea parties. They’ll have regular play hours, in addition to renting out the space for birthday parties and other special events for kids.

Linda is a former teacher, and one of the directors for the DC Charter School Board. Don was one of the founders of the Washington Charter School Athletic Association, which is now part of the DC Charter School Athletic Association. Don and Linda were instrumental in the founding of the Mary McLeod Bethune Charter School, where Don is still the building manager. They both have family ties to the neighborhood, so they each feel like they are “coming home” to open a business on RIA Main Street.

Their website, will be live soon, so be sure to bookmark it and check back soon for more information.

KAAOS Gym – Coming Soon to RIA!

Check out this coverage from ElevationDC on the newest business to join the RIA family!


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.