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Baked & Wired's Mount Vernon Triangle project: floor plans!

A partial floor plan for the new Baked & Wired in Mount Vernon Triangle. Scroll down to enlarge

Georgetown’s Baked & Wired is baking bread. It’s an activity you’d expect at a bakery/coffee shop. But Baked & Wired didn’t start baking bread until this month, testing recipes for its next project, a second bakery/coffee shop in Mount Vernon Square Triangle.
The new shop, so far unnamed, will open at 440 K Street NW in early April. An outdoor patio will open in early summer, according to Tony Velazquez, Baked & Wired’s owner.

“We’ve been very successful in Georgetown. We have a brand that is known in the city. We thought that after 14 years [in Georgetown], we’d do something different but we wanted to tie that into what we do now,” said Velazquez.
Velazquez is in the process of designing the space. He is planning an open concept layout, including an open kitchen.  There will not be a glass wall between the customers and the bakers. “People will see the baking, smell the bread,” he said.
Like the Georgetown shop, the new shop will have a coffee program. It will offer some of the same pastries found there, too. Baked & Wired's goods are currently baked in Tysons; the new, still unnamed store will offer some of those pastries but begin baking a variety of breads in-house. 

He is in the process of deciding what kinds of bread to offer. The bread will be “reasonably priced, not on the high end,” he added. 

“We’ll have a country sandwich loaf, sourdough, light rye, focaccio and seasonal breads like pretzel bread and a Christmas special,” said Velazquez. “We’re like a melting pot rather than a French bakery. There will be a bit of everything.”

The new shop is 4,300 square feet in size, including the on-site baking facility. It seats 70. The outdoor patio seats an additional 25 to 30 people. Floor plans show plenty of seating and a "lounge," but nothing labeled "toast bar." (This doesn't mean there won't be one, just that there isn't a dedicated space marked on the plans for it.)
The new shop is located in The Lyric, a 234-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail. The Wilkes Company and Quadrangle Development Corporation developed The Lyric and the latter manages the building.
BicycleSPACE occupies one of the two retail spaces. Velazquez has signed a 10-year lease with options to renew for a total of 20 years.
Velazquez says he chose the Mount Vernon location because “it’s an up-and-coming place.”  There is a mixture of offices, government  buildings and residential in the form of townhouses and multi-family buildings.
The outdoor seating patio requires a separate permit. Velázquez intends to apply for the permit within the next few weeks in time to open the patio by early summer.
“We’ve very excited to be coming here. We think we fit nicely into the neighborhood. We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from potential customers,” he said.
Baked & Wired, at 1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW in Georgetown, opened in 2001. 

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