Firelake Grill Still Coming to former Ruby Tuesday Space at Van Ness and Wisconsin Ave, NW?

4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Any more word on Firelake Grill? The sign has disappeared. We’ve been waiting in anticipation for it’s opening.”

Very strange. I looked in the window and it seems ready to open. A few weeks ago I saw them interviewing folks so I thought it’d just be a matter of days before they opened. Anyone hear what’s going on?


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  • The place has basically looked the same since the winter. There was a flurry of activity there in the fall and early winter, but by January or February the pace had trickled to a crawl. I haven’t seen any noticeable changes other than the sign being taken down since then.
    Personally, I never had much hope for this place, however I would like to see something open up in that spot soon.

  • As of yesterday, they put up a nice, permanent sign, so hopefully things are moving along.

  • Peeked in the other day and it looks like the bar area is being redone. Gone are those ugly shelves up above the head area that were all the way around the bar, which is good bc that was a really outdated look. Like another post said, there is a permanent sign on the front facade that’s illuminated at night. The stenciling on the front doors is still the old Ruby Tuesday info, and I think when this info changes is a good sign of an imminent opening.

  • The guy who owns this place has a history of bankruptcies and mysterious closings. He’s probably out of money and trying to scrape together enough to open.

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