Photo by Evan Sung
Photo by Evan Sung

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There’s been a lot of scuttlebutt about what would replace the Caribou Cafe at the busy corner of 14th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW. It’s not a French bistro as previously thought. It’s a Shake Shack.

The burger and shake behemoth will occupy the retail space on the ground floor of a new apartment building currently being built out by Abdo. (Read: There’s still time to buy a flat that always smells like fries.)

The Logan Circle location will be the eighth Shake Shack in the D.C. metropolitan area (including Baltimore). The chain first landed in the District in 2011 with the opening in Dupont Circle.

One cool aspect of the coming-soon project is that it will have a large outdoor seating area with picnic tables and enough plants to convince you you’re in a park. Inside will be green in a different way because all of the furniture is being made from sustainable materials, including tabletops produced from reclaimed bowling lanes.

Nothing more is known about the timeline of the opening other than it will be sometime next year. 

Shake Shack, 1400 14th St. NW;