About a month ago I mentioned that a new bar was coming to Georgia Ave but I wasn’t able to provide any details at the time. I’m happy to report I got the details Monday evening. I met with owner Bill Dean and his associate Ted Trabue at the space Monday evening to learn more about their plans.
Well, enough with the suspense. It’s going to be a proper sports bar to be called The Green Room. Mr. Dean explained that it will become “a real quality sports bar/pub, serving draft beers, and providing plenty of televisions to watch the game”. There will be a small menu serving items like sliders and wings. The look will include exposed brick walls and possibly a small deck out back.
Here’s the time frame – once they get the proper permits in three weeks or so construction will begin. Construction should take 3-4 months with the hope of opening in time for the NFL playoffs or at least the Superbowl.
Both Mr. Dean and Mr. Trabue were super enthusiastic about the project. However, in addition to Mr. Trabue, Martin Corboy will also be consulting on the project. Mr. Corboy is behind the Blaguard (in Adams Morgan) and McFadden’s (downtown). Mr. Dean also has experience in the industry as a co-founder of the Eye Bar at 17th and I St. as well as the American Tap Room in Reston.
Mr. Dean explained that this is a long term investment in the community for him. And indeed this is only the begining for Mr. Dean and his partners. Mr. Dean also purchased the two adjoining properties at 3630 and 3628 Georgia Ave. Initially there were plans to combine all three properties into a media lounge (including broadcasting capabilities) with a bar on the first floor. Thus the name The Green Room for the bar. The media lounge would be housed on the upper floors. Unfortunately the economy made this ambitious plan a bit unrealistic at the moment. So the idea now is to start with the sports bar and reassess in a few years. (And during that time he will continue to own the adjoining properties one of which is currently a beauty salon.) Mr. Dean says that he plans to be a presence in the area for at least 50 years.
Personally I’m pretty psyched about getting a sports bar. Sound good to you guys?