New York Avenue / Ivy City


A BUDDING ECOSYSTEM of artisanal “makers” has created a distillery hotspot with modern manufacturing operations alongside New York Avenue NE. Adaptive reuse of former industrial properties has also attracted hundreds of residents in recent years. Well-known national brands and local retailers alike continue to arrive in response to this rapidly growing customer base.

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Hecht Warehouse District

The historic warehouse and adjacent land were redeveloped into 350 apartments and 200,000 SF of retail space. The building comprises retail, entertainment, manufacturing, and office uses, plus green space. Retailers include Target, BicycleSPACE, Gravitas, Bikram Yoga, MOM’s Organic Market, Nike, Petco, Planet Fitness, Compass Coffee, and Kick Axe.

What’s Brewing

“Distillery Row” is home to Atlas Brew Works, Jos. A. Magnus & Co. Distillery, New Columbia Distillers, One Eight Distilling, Republic Restoratives, Don Ciccio & Figli, City Winery, and Other Half Brewing, which opened its 22,000 SF production facility and taproom in 2020.

Culinary Creations

  • Gourmet food and beverage options include the Michelin Guide’s Gravitas (1 star) and Ivy City Smokehouse (Bib Gourmand), as well as La Puerta Verde, Chef Majed, Dock FC, Ari’s Diner, and Baker’s Daughter.
  • Union Kitchen selected the neighborhood for its 24,000 SF flagship location, which contains multiple commercial kitchens, a café/market, and event space, around the corner from the accelerator’s distribution facility.

Great Streets

New York Avenue is a designated Great Streets corridor whose small businesses may apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. In 2020, up to $50,000 was awarded per location.