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Dear PoP – What is the “Good Food” Restaurant Coming Soon on 9th St, NW?

by Prince Of Petworth June 20, 2011 at 4:30 pm 19 Comments

“Dear PoP,

This adorable sign went up this week on 9th Street NW between L and M (it’s right next door to Corduroy). Can you find out the scoop for us? This block is full of boarded up buidlings, so whatever goes in here will be welcome!”

You’re gonna be very happy! The building was bought by the owner of Corduroy and he will be opening a more casual restaurant. It’s going to be called Velour and should be open in about a year. Washingtonian reported:

He [Corduroy owner Chef Tom Power] says he wants to keep the prices low—”nothing over $18 or $20″—on the menu, which will include soups, salads, maybe grilled cheese, pizza, and a lobster roll. The press release quotes Power as saying he’ll possibly serve “things like hot dogs from the New Jersey shore, pupusas, a steak, crispy salmon with refried black beans.”

We re-judged Corduroy located at 1122 9th St, NW back in Dec. ’10.

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