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Opening February 2020 in Ivy City 
1408 Okie St. NE, Washington, DC 20002

Our Story

Family time is supposed to be FUN — but when we became parents,
we realized finding fun for the WHOLE family isn’t easy. 
We decided to change that.

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4 little girls, 4 big inspirations

Lucy Annie Nora Ella

The Lane: Established 2019

Hi! We’re Rachel and Molly.

Becoming a parent is big time. It changes everything — turning the life you knew on its head while you fall madly in love with a tiny human (who is clearly the smartest and cutest to ever walk the face of the earth).

Amongst all the chaos of (trying to) balance kids, work, mortgages, relationships, and so much more, we found parents just like us yearning for a space for THEM - where their kids could run freely without shame. A space to have unapologetic fun, to escape the hustle, to eat actually good food, and meet up with and make new friends.

We’re the classic “moms-who-become-friends-on-maternity-leave story” — we bonded over the highs, lows, and all the unknowns of those first months as a parent. After several years of wondering why this mythical place didn’t exist and coming up with dreamy ideas (often while hanging out in painfully underwhelming play spaces), we looked at each and other and said “we’ve got to do this.”

We are a few months away from opening our doors and can’t wait to share The Lane with you and your family. To stay up to date on our progress toward launch, follow us on Instagram and sign up for our email list.

We’ll see you soon!