Owner of Tico at 14th and U bringing a new Restaurant to former Kushi space in Mount Vernon Square

465 K Street, NW

Yesterday when we spoke about the on again, off again Rays Hell Burger Too spot a couple readers mentioned they saw some action at the former Kushi space that closed in Sept. 2014. Yesterday the Washington Business Journal found out who is coming:

“The chef [Michael Schlow, Tico and the Riggsby] has signed a lease for the 4,000-square-foot space, according to sources familiar with the deal.”

Updates as he gets closer to opening and more details are revealed.

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  • Excited to have more info to go with the rumors. So, will it be an upscale Italian place like I heard? It’s a huge space! Looking forward to welcoming another new restaurant to the neighborhood. Not holding my breath for Ray’s, though.

  • MVT

    I also heard the Italian rumor, but now i am confused. Great news either way!

    • The chef has Italian eateries elsewhere outside DC, so I suspect the rumors are correct and he’ll be opening an Italian place in the former Kushi spot. Will have Alba Osteria and the yet to open Bill and Giuliana Rancic RPM Italian restaurant nearby, so it’ll be interesting to see how that works out. Probably will be popular with Convention Center folks given the large space?

  • RIP Kushi

    oh how i miss that place!!!

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