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The Café at the Washington National Cathedral

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Washington, DC

Client Contact:

Mr. Robert Sokol
Chief Operating Officer
Washington National Cathedral
Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 537-5549
E-Mail: rsokol@cathedral.org

Project Scope:

As the Washington National Cathedral was reviewing its long term requirements of needing to supply revenue to support the Cathedral mission, the Optimum Group was requested to provide a foodservice related feasibility study. The purpose of the study was to determine if a restaurant / café, retail type operation could be supported within the Cathedral complex to provide a long-term revenue stream for the cathedral. The study confirmed a retail café operation adjacent to the front entrance of the café would be an ideal location that previously housed the former Herb Cottage.

The Optimum Group provided additional services to the Cathedral in obtaining relevant building code, architectural, engineering and design-related consulting services for the development and opening of the new, proposed café, as well as to a Request for Proposal (RFP) to locate and retain a 3rd party vendor to operate the café.