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Cava Grill Coming to former Simply Ayzen/Chanya Thai restaurant space in Tenleytown

by Prince Of Petworth February 22, 2012 at 3:38 am 9 Comments

Dear PoP,

Do you know what’s happening at the former Chanya Thai restaurant in Tenleytown (you had a write up about it last July)? It seemed to close down shortly before the holidays and recently the entire front of the restaurant has been removed to reveal the original façade of the building – thankfully, since the add-on was just terrible! Any news about a new tenant or will Chanya return after the building modifications. I had a couple of take-out orders from there and the food wasn’t bad, but I have to admit that whenever I went in to pick up my food I was glad I did take-out since the interior was kind of weird.

Thanks to everyone who wrote in about the Cava Mezze Grill coming to the former Simply Ayzen/Chanya Thai restaurant space at at 4237 Wisconsin Ave, NW in Tenleytown.

Ed. Note: I also received scuttlebutt that a Cava Grill will be coming to Columbia Heights as well.

  • Anon

    Cava Grill is opening locations in Merrifield, Tyson’s and Tenleytown…unfortunetly not Columbia Heights, though I would love if it did!

    • Care to place a friendly wager with me that a Cava Grill is coming to Columbia Heights? Full disclosure – I have inside information.

      • Anon

        As do I 😉 however I’d be happy to place the bet and would be THRILLED to be incorrect.

        • Hahaha, you’re on! One pint of the beer of the winner’s choosing!!!

          • Anon

            you have a deal, this is one bet I would happily lose! What is the time-frame?

          • We should know in the June/July timeframe.

  • kk

    Yes! Can’t wait!!!

  • Denizen of Tenallytown

    Perhaps the curse of that location will finally be lifted and Cava Grill will survive, or perhaps even thrive. Seems logical since the Chipotle a block north does such brisk business.

  • Can’t wait. Cava will do very well in this space. I always think of Maggie’s Pizza and all the memories when walking by this space.


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