Breakfast keeps getting bigger. In addition to the Satsuma expansion recently announced, Todd Price reported that another Uptown offshoot of District. Donuts. Sliders. Brew. will be opening an art-filled hand pie and coffee bar in the wee shack across from Whole Foods on Magazine Street where Velvet used to be. According to Price, "[Owner Chris] Audler and his partners seemingly pulled off a magic trick at the building. Velvet felt barely large enough to stretch out your arms. District Hand Pie & Coffee Bar feels spacious, perhaps because the drop ceiling was replaced with a vaulted ceiling and a fake skylight. (Look up when you visit.)"
Adding to the booming pie culture of the city, sweet and savory pies will be on the menu with an expanded selection of cold, non-alcoholic brews. District Hand Pie & Coffee Bar is waiting on its final permits and hopes to open later this week. Once open, the hours will be 6am-6pm, seven days a week.