"I Liked Their Old Stuff Better"

When a band gets too popular and its hipster fans get a little put out, it always seems that the new music gets denigrated due to its commercial success by its fickle fans. So while the old Vivace on Broadway was special, charming, etc., let’s take some time to judge the new location in the Brix condos on its own merits. I agree with Voracious that they did a good job of retaining the feel and decor of the old place, especially keeping in mind that retail in condo buildings usually means Quiznos.

Yesterday was the first day of business; when I showed up at 10am their was a minor glitch that only permitted them to pour shots, so they offered me a gratis espresso. (Thank you, Vivace.) I came back later for an americano and all was well. So what do you think?

Espresso Vivace
700 Broadway E

2 Comments so far

  1. wesa on September 27th, 2008 @ 9:30 pm

    Whether we are ready for it or not, the foundation of Capitol Hill is changing. Favorite places are moving, buildings are getting a facelift, and no one can really predict what the vibe will be in a decade.

  2. jameson on September 28th, 2008 @ 11:14 am

    I agree and I’m not tearing out my hair or anything. Like every urban area, there will always the sentiment that neighborhood x used to be different y years ago before z happened. You either deal with it or move to the next spot where you can start complaining all over again in a few years when the condos are finished.

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