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“Urban bakeshop/cafe”, Ryse, Coming to City Vista in Mt. Vernon Square

by Prince Of Petworth November 2, 2010 at 4:30 pm 6 Comments

A lot more info came out today on what was once scuttlebutt here back in early August. Today, Washingtonian’s Todd Kliman got details:

“I just this second hung up the phone with Michael Landrum, the iconoclastic restaurateur who operates Ray’s the Steaks and Ray’s Hell Burger. Landrum has big news on this chilly Election Day morning: an announcement of a new coffeehouse venture.

“Not only can I confirm that we signed a lease at CIty Vista, but we actually — believe it or not — have already begun construction on an urban bakeshop/cafe called Ryse, which is built to extend the impact that Ray’s the Steaks in East River has had in that community. It will be a modern streamlined mainstream coffeeshop with salads, fresh-made sandwiches, and possibly frozen yogurt.”

Does this sound like it’ll be a good addition to Mt. Vernon Square?

  • NE DC

    CityVista just keeps getting better.

    • rooty tooty

      +1. so jealous.

  • MJ

    Sounds awesome. I work 3 blocks away and that area is starved for good take-out lunch options. We have a few, like Taylor and the deli in our building, but the majority of places are sit-down, slow-down.

  • why not Columbia Heights

    how can we get the minority leasing requirement lifted from DC USA so we could actually get some retail in there? I can’t beleive all the stuff that goes up in other places in the City. DC made the worst deal ever for DCUSA, they have terrible brokers and the Columbia Heights Development Corporation sucks.

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  • Mama

    How is this concept different from a suburban bakeshop/cafe? Oh yeah: longer lines, inflated prices and surly service :-)


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