Some more scuttlebutt turns out to be true. From a NoMa Bid press release:
Chef Gillian Clark plans to open a new neighborhood restaurant in NoMa at Third and K Streets, NE, in the Loree Grand at Union Place. “Kitchen on K Street” will open in April or May, bringing back the popular Colorado Kitchen concept Clark is known for. Clark also runs the General Store restaurant in Silver Spring.
Kitchen on K Street will be a full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as offering a bar with counter seating. Clark chose the NoMa spot for its neighborhood feel and history – the Loree Grand is named in honor of Loree Murray, a longtime Northeast resident and community leader. “We saw the building and where it was – what it represents for the neighborhood in the naming of the Loree Grand,” Clark said. “It’s a new building, but has the neighborhood feel and charm of an older building.”
“We’re very excited to have the space leased to a local chef with a strong reputation,” said Eric Siegel of the Cohen Companies, which owns the Loree Grand in as Union Place Phase I LLC. “Chef Gillian Clark chose this location because she wanted to be in a residential neighborhood and part of a community.”
Kitchen on K Street will seat nearly 100 people inside and about 25 in outdoor seating on the patio. Clark plans to expand the Colorado Kitchen menu, featuring roasted chicken, meatloaf, doughnuts, and weekend brunches. “Imagine Betty Crocker gone Cordon Bleu,” she said. Hours will most likely run from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 11 p.m. on weekends.
I have been assured that this won’t negatively impact Chef Clark’s Petworth plans for the Georgia Avenue Meeting House (expecting to open up this spring) and we can expect news of more openings around town in the coming years.