The Warming Station



Hooray! This project was successfully funded on November 25, 2013.

We're opening a local sweet, treats, and eats kiosk at the National Harbor!


The National Harbor has invited operation:eatery to concept, design, and operate an exclusive Pop-Up Kiosk to serve the thousands of hungry tourists visiting the East Pier of the National Harbor for Holiday Activations. An average of 5,000 daily visitors (12,000 on special events) will come to this celebrated DC destination to visit ICE at the Gaylord Hotel, the Ice Skating Rink, fire pit, and carousel. Other attractions include the 20-foot Christmas Tree, fireworks, carolers, and harbor light show.

UPDATE: Check out the segment on the Warming Station on Fox 5 News' Morning Show

Our goal is to vend locally made name-brand hot/cold beverages along with sweet and savory treats. Specifically, we are raising funds for the following expenses:

  • Capital Equipment to prepare & serve the food at the kiosk.
  • Buying the opening inventory from our great vendors such as DC Patisserie, Thunderpig Confectionary, Whisked Pies, and more!
  • Advertising expenses to spread the word about the kiosk to the greater D.C. area.
  • Administrative costs of running the Warming Station.

We believe that this endeavor will help our company to grow into larger operational projects, nurture the local maker economy, and lay a foundation for greater opportunities for our clients and ourselves. In addition, this Holiday Pop-Up Kiosk will create a proof-of-concept for future activations and services that could be provided by operation:eatery.


We’re operation:eatery and we’ve been working with D.C. craft food retailers and restaurants for the past 2.5 years. We’ve helped launch over (10) companies now and we’ve had the blessing to work with some really fantastic people and chefs. We just recently were given the contract to work with the National Harbor and couldn’t be more excited about it.


raised of $4,500 goal

$3,000 overflow (what's this?)

0 days

left to fund

1 year

loan repayment term

// Repayment Progress

Repayment Date Amount
February 25, 2014$1481.25
June 05, 2014$1481.25
August 25, 2014$1481.25
November 25, 2014$1481.25
Total Repaid $5925.00
Balance Remaining $0.00

Loans are repaid to Funders on a quarterly basis (unless businesses choose to repay them faster).

This loan is expected to be repaid in full on or before Nov 25, 2014.

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Think Local First DC
Think Local First DC
4 Projects • $36,650 Raised

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We couldn’t be more excited about giving more D.C. local businesses the chance to shine. We’re planning an oyster roast on Jan. 18th, and we’d love to invite you and your friends too. We're partnering with Dragon Creek Aqua Farm for oysters and a local brewery or two– stay tuned for updates as we get closer to opening!

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