Thursday, March 11, 2010

When you Say Goodbye, I Say Hello: The Brookland Dessert Shop Shuffle

It is always sad to see a promising enterprise leave a neighborhood.  Since August of 2009, the Murphy Sister's Capital City Cheesecake (has) cunningly concocted custom cheesecake creations (sorry...we sure do love a good alliteration every now and then).   Operating out of the vacant Island Jim's kitchen for the past few months, the Brookland natives have turned their passion for cheesecakes into a thriving local enterprise.  However, the time finally came when they could no longer operate as an online entity without it's own kitchen and shop.  The Murphy's announced that Capital City Cheesecake will be moving to a new store front location on nearby Main Street Takoma Park, taking up residence in the former Savory Cafe location.  "To fill that yawning, tri-level space in downtown Takoma Park, the Murphy sisters are looking to expand their offerings beyond the miniature and classic cheesecakes on which they’ve made their reputation. They plan to add sugar cookies, vegan cheesecakes, and (naturally) cupcakes, which seems to be the new generation’s drug of choice." (Washington City Paper).  Although CCC never really came to fruition as a true Brookland Main Street pastry shop, it is good to know they aren't moving too far away and will be growing their business in a positive way.

   However, as the old adage goes, when one door closes another one opens.  Behind this door, lies Divinely Decadent Desserts (don't worry one alliteration is more than enough).  Opened last weekend (almost unreported), the new local sweets shop is owned by DC resident Carlynn Fuller and located at 2703 12th Street, NE next to the Menkiti Groups office.  Boasting a menu ranging from cupcakes and brownies to cakes and pies, each item is painstakingly created from scratch using original recipes.  With prices competitive to those of other local pastry and dessert shops, D.D.D. should find a more than ample market in the community.  Although the Grand Opening was held March 6th, D.D.D. is not currently open on a regular schedule.  The dessert shop expects to be operating on a normal schedule in the coming weeks, but for now it's schedule for the first week is:
Friday - 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Saturday - 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Sunday - 12:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
As D.D.D. gets more established we look forward to the new and exciting offerings of Ms. Fuller, and hope her shop will have a long and beneficial relationship with the Brookland Community.


Michael Lamm said...

This is very exciting! Can't wait to get something tasty...

Caribou said...

Can't wait to check out the new dessert shop! I drove by the other day and it didn't look like much was happening yet, but maybe they are still just getting set up and ready?

Anonymous said...

It's open and good -- just Friday, Saturday, Sunday now, I think. They are slowly expanding their menu and looking to getting a bit of seating indoors and out. A great addition to 12th St NE!