Nando’s Peri Peri Wins Fight to Come to Woodley Park

2631 Connecticut Ave, NW

Washington Business Journal with the good news:

“The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment voted 3-0 Tuesday to adjust its ruling in such a way that would allow Nando’s to go ahead with its proposed 2631 Connecticut Ave. NW location, in a former Bank of America branch just across from the Woodley Park Metro station.”

From Nando’s:

“We have been so persistent with this restaurant because we knew we had such strong support behind us, from our landlord to the amazing members of the Woodley Park community. Now comes the fun part, building a beautifully bespoke restaurant in Woodley Park to share our PERi-PERi chicken with even more Nando’s fans in D.C.”

–from Burton Heiss, the Nando’s USA CEO.

We anticipate a summer 2016 open!”

10 Comment

  • Anonomnom


  • We wanted them in Columbia Heights!!!!!!

  • SOOOOO excited for this! Huge win for Woodley Park. I’m glad Nando’s didn’t give up.

  • YES! The octogenarian NIMBY-loudmouths at the unrepresentative Woodley Park Community Association will be angry at this, but who cares. Their president even admitted he’d rather have the Nando’s than the other options (a Sleepy’s or a 7/11) at the BZA hearing. He said this while OPPOSING the application, of course. Time to get rid of the restaurant cap overlays anyway. These people genuinely think if they wait long enough a bookstore will move in…Keep dreaming.

  • From the WBJ article: “The approval also included stipulations that make Nando’s less of a fast-food establishment, including a requirement that all food and beverages consumed in-house be served on non-disposable tableware.”

    This whole thing was so stupid; using real (non-disposable) plates/flatware/cups is *already* reality at both Nando’s locations that I’ve visited.

  • I never understood the Nandos hype

  • Much better than a chick fil a. Woodley is coming along fairly nicely these days.

  • Wow, this is awesome news. Love Nando’s.

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