upon our arrival in DC, we were inspired by other area businesses who like to focus on the local aspects of the district. Union Kitchen DC helps incubate + launch new DC food concepts out of its Ivy City commissary space while Atlas Brew Works delivers top tier craft beer to the city by way of a fully solar-powered brewery.
DC is continually redefining itself, shifting further away from its government and tourist roots into a more authentic small town, rich with culture, art and really, really good beer. One of the breweries contributing to DC's evolution is Right Proper Brewing, a craft brewery with roots in the burgeoning Shaw + Brookland sections of the city.
Living Classrooms has been empowering Baltimore communities since the 80's—offering the city's youth (at risk, underprivileged or otherwise) the guidance, education + resources necessary to expand their horizons while furthering their ability to achieve their goals + dreams.
each of our locations feature a different artist local to the area—it's our way of further connecting with the community + reflecting its importance in honeygrow's story. Our Chinatown DC location is the first to feature a bright, sprawling mural running the length of one of our walls.
flower delivery services have been around for decades, however the overall experience of ordering + receiving those flowers has barely evolved. This is where UrbanStems steps in—D.C. born, but now in Baltimore, Austin, Philadelphia + New York City, this flower delivery start-up is taking each order personally to help elevate expectations + change the industry overall.
photo credit: Terri Weifenbach
something sustainable is brewing in Ivy City… serving as DC's first + only 100% solar powered brewery, Atlas Brew Works is creating delicious craft beer while trying to set a greener standard for breweries nationwide. We met with Atlas' Founder, Justin Cox, to learn more about their home-brew history + sustainability goals, as well as what food pairs best with each offering.
hg: tell us a little bit about yourself + your background. Was beer always a part your “five-year plan?”
how do you go from not knowing how to ride a bike to producing one of the most versatile bike accessories in only six short years? We asked Paul Challan, founder, owner + operator of DC-born Grip Unlimited Bags—simple but smart, compartmentalized bags which fit not only on your bike, but in your day-to-day. Read on below as we chat with Paul about the inspiration for the bags, running the small business solo + the next steps for the DC start-up.