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Temporary Works, “Restaurant Accelerator”, Coming to 1017 7th St, NW

by Prince Of Petworth — September 30, 2012 at 11:11 pm 6 Comments

1017 7th Street, NW

A liquor license application has been posted at 1017 7th St, NW in the former Ruppert’s Restaurant space next to Bicycle Space and nearby the Passenger. It says Temporary Works will be a:

“Restaurant serving all types of cuisine, alcoholic beverages with a seating capacity of 65and total occupancy load of 65.”

I spoke with one of the partners, Paul Ruppert, who explained that it will actually be a a restaurant accelerator and project space. It’s a bit similar to a pop up restaurant space except hopefully if the restaurant idea is successful here it will find a permanent home somewhere else in the city. Looking forward to seeing who the first resident will be. Stay tuned.

  • Anonymous

    Has the old restaurant been closed for a long time? I don’t remember it.

    • saf

      10 years maybe?

      It was a very good restaurant.

  • Yep, been abandoned as long as I’ve known it.

    Hopefully they’ll make a nice sushi/ramen bar there. It’s a perfect location for that kind of spot.

  • Chris

    It’s amazing a space like that can sit there unused for 10 years. That’s a lot of rent money someone is forgoing.

  • Mt Vernon Square res

    What a disappointment — why wouldn’t the restaurant invest in this neighborhood?

    • Mt. Vernon Sq

      By staying, that is. A pop up restaurant and project space sounds a little all over the place. But I’d like to hear more.


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