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The Foundry

The Foundry, 211 N. 14th St.

Plans for a new coffee shop at 14th and P streets also include a bar that would serve craft beer and a permanent home for pop-up oatmeal restaurant Helping Oats.

The Foundry, which intends to open the space in October, announced its acquisition of Helping Oats on Thursday. Helping Oats will keep its name and menu, but will be housed inside the Foundry when the first-floor retail space opens.

Executive director Randy Hawthorne said the Foundry also intends to secure a liquor license.

Formerly Nonprofit Hub, the Foundry has operated a coworking space and offices upstairs at 211 N. 14th St. since 2014, the same year Anne Bachmann launched Helping Oats.

"Finding a nonprofit community like The Foundry was really a blessing for Helping Oats," she said in a news release. "Founded on the principles of community support and philanthropy, there couldn't be a better organization to take the reins."

The Foundry intends to give all profits from the coffee bar to the nonprofit sector.

To celebrate the merging of the companies, a public pop-up oatmeal stand will be in the lobby of the Foundry on Aug. 23 from 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.


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