MLK Gateway Welcomes Capital One Café To Historic Anacostia

(washington, d.c.): the menkiti group, a local minority-owned integrated real estate services company headquartered in d.c. Focused on improving urban neighborhoods, today announced that Capital One Café will be the newest tenant in the historic Anacostia MLK Gateway project opening in 2021.

located on the corner of good hope road and martin luther king jr. avenue se, mlk gateway is a collaboration of the dc government and the private sector, including the deputy mayor’s office for planning and economic development (dmped), the dc department of housing and community development (dhcd), the menkiti group and illuminated, inc., and is poised to become a catalytic center of street retail and commerce, fueling economic opportunity in the heart of historic Anacostia.

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“Our vision for mlk gateway has always been to create a community-oriented project that drives impact in the neighborhood,” said bo menkiti, founder and CEO of the menkiti group. “The opportunity for capital one café to join us as a tenant at mlk gateway further fulfills the mission of enhancing the historic anacostia with neighborhood offerings that support community engagement and economic vitality.”

mlk gateway phase one includes a mix of commercial uses and features the restoration of 14,000 sf of ground floor retail as well as 20,000 sf of newly constructed office space. The project is anchored by Illuminated Inc., an award-winning information technology and cybersecurity company that will move its new headquarters to MLK Gateway. the project’s design embraces and incorporates the site’s existing historic facades and is a rich backdrop for a new epicenter of commerce, culture and technology with a vibrant mix of retail serving the neighborhood.

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“mayor bowser was delighted to work with the menkiti group to revitalize the mlk portal and relocate the illuminated headquarters to the intersection of good hope road and martin luther king avenue in historic anacostia,” said john j. falcicchio, deputy mayor for planning and economic development. “The addition of capital one as a retail tenant will provide added dynamism and will also provide residents with better access to a major financial institution.”

capital one café will occupy approximately 3,700 square feet at mlk gateway, bringing fresh design and banking services to the space. the cafe will offer a full-service coffee and tea bar with locally sourced food and beverages, complimentary wi-fi, as well as nooks and meeting rooms for the public to use as collaborative workspaces. Intentionally designed to provide a relaxed and welcoming environment for customers and neighborhood guests alike, all visitors will also be able to participate in a variety of financial education opportunities while in the cafe.

From interactive screens showcasing financial management content to free, confidential money counseling sessions and regularly scheduled free money workshops, the café offers an experience that highlights pathways of opportunity to achieve financial goals. coffee ambassadors will also be on site to help explore banking solutions and options, while ATMs will be available for banking services.

“capital one cafes are not just a place to get help with bills or focus on financial wellness, they serve as a gathering space for the local community. Our investment in the Anacostia MLK Gateway location gives us the opportunity to bring that experience to another major DC neighborhood, complementing our existing network of cafes and branches,” said Jennifer Windbeck, Senior Vice President, Capital One Cafes, Branches & private banking.

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Constantly focused on building with and for the communities and customers it serves, Capital One Café will offer free meeting space for neighborhood associations, nonprofits and students. supporting various organizations throughout the d.c. metro area, capital one has strong relationships with anacostia-based community partners, including the anacostia economic development corporation, the far southeast family strengthening collaboration, and the arch development corporation.

the menkiti group has been actively engaged with the historic community of anacostia for the past four years, working alongside the bowser administration and dmped to execute a collaborative vision for equitable and sustainable economic development in district 8. mlk gateway will include the launch of a technology incubator that activates the site for most of the day and provides jobs and pathways to opportunity for residents and businesses. the second phase of the project includes the construction of a new building in 1909-1913 martin luther king jr. Ave. se with street-level retail and multi-story office space above which will serve as the new home for the dc department of housing and community development.

“Our commitment has been and always will be to improve the fabric of life in America’s urban communities. we are honored to partner with mayor bowser, dmped, illuminated and capital one who share a similar commitment as we develop this project that brings to life the community vision for the future of the anacostia neighborhood,” said menkiti.

about the menkiti group the menkiti group is a real estate services company based in washington, d.c. Dedicated to improving the fabric of life in America’s urban neighborhoods through the strategic development, management, and sale of residential homes. and commercial property. Over the past 15 years, the Menkiti Group has delivered and maintains more than 2 million square feet of property in development, has invested more than $200 million in emerging D.C. and has helped more than 2,000 families buy their first homes. For more information, visit

About Capital One Capital One Finance Corporation (​​) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (EE) .uu.), n.a. , had $243.7 billion in deposits and $365.7 billion in total assets as of December 31, 2017. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a wide range of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial customers through a variety of of channels. capital one, n.d. It has branches located primarily in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. A fortune 500 company, Capital One is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “Cof” and is included in the S&P 100 Index. Visit the Capital One newsroom for more Capital One news .

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