Panera, YO! Sushi Signage Posted in Chinatown

by Prince Of Petworth November 28, 2012 at 10:22 pm 24 Comments

In June we admired the progress at the building on the corner of 7th and H St, NW. This is the building that will be home to a YO! Sushi, Walgreens and a Panera. Now you can see exactly where the YO! Sushi and Panera will be located on H St, NW just east of 7th Street.

675 H Street, NW

  • Panera – I hope you’ll be ready for the X2 masses needing a toilet and/or a place to stand during a rainy day …

    • Anonymous

      They’re probably hoping that some of those people buy a coffee or a sandwich.

  • Anonymous

    i’m sure this pleases many people. i am not one of them.

  • Anonymous

    I completely understand that only chain retailers or restaurants could afford to set up shop at this location. But I can’t imagine anything more boring than this.

  • Anonymous

    What’s so great about Panera? They charge $7+ for a below average sandwich, so it’s not a cheap option. I’ll take the Walgreens since it’s convenient on my way home from Metro.

    • Anonymous

      Eat First, on the same block, has a 3.95. lunch. and Jackey Cafe next door is $3.50

      • Oh man, Eat First. My hole-in-the-wall heaven.

      • Anonymous

        Eat first. Ask questions later.

  • Anonymous

    To be fair Jackey Cafe also sucks. Haven’t tried Eat First though.

    • Anonymous

      hahaha. okay. i do like Eat First though.
      it’s no Great Wall, but it’s decent. AND better than anything i’ve had at panera.

  • Anonymous

    Hope the Walgreens in 24/7. It’s annoying how often I have wanted to pick something up only to see the CVS on 8th close at 10:00. Yeah, the CVS down H is already 24/7. But, it’s a little out of the way from the metro and is on a pretty sketchy block at night.

  • This is not just about a short order restaurant chain that routinely wins my imaginary awards for ‘biggest letdown’ and ‘I can’t believe I thought that was good in high school.’ This is about the constant push push push East and North. As the first missionaries in North Africa laid the groundwork for colonialism, so do Panera Breads serve as white people oases within patches of uncertainty, calking the cracks between gentrified neighborhoods with pesto paninis. Panera Breads are like ‘base’ for white people, who “you know I know the neighborhood is changing but it’s still a little dangerous and anything can happen” all day long. This is deceptively significant – one day we may wake and find the whole district is Panera Breads and Maclaren strollers.

    • all

      hahaha. white people base. i wish i didn’t agree with you.
      though, your suggestion of a racial drive is a limited understanding. all peoples all over the earth, when given power, have expanded their domains. you mention north africa. colonized by african kingdoms and arabs, as well.

      but still, i agree with what you’re expressing.

    • anon

      just out of curiosity… what would be a “black person base” or an “asian person base” etc….

      • neither of those races have bases in chinatown…oh wait.

    • SW1

      The customers at the Panera in Silver Spring are extremely diverse. The only under-represented group at that Panera thankfully is hipsters.

      • Farnsworth

        Everyone wins

      • best comment you win

  • Looking forward to having a quick sushi lunch option near my office. Panera? Yeah, could care less about that place.

  • Farnsworth

    How did the Panera floodgates break? I’ve been bragging for 10 years the entirety of DC refuses to accept the chain (bolstered by locations closely flanking the city in Maryland suburbs; one on GA ave in Silver Spring and another directly across the border in Chevy Chase). Then all of a sudden, woosh!

  • I’m against all sushi chains unless they are runned by immigrant Asians. I’m racist like that. Support Wok N Roll!!!!

    • Anonymous

      boo Wok n’ Roll…. try Momiji down H near 5th. You can thank me later.

      • aba

        Another vote for Momiji. We go there about once a week and have never had a bad meal. But our son loves Yo Sushi, so I can see that we are going to be eating an awful lot of sushi.

        • anon

          both Wok and Roll and Momiji suck… you need to get your ace out to Kotobuki on MacArthur Blvd. Blows everything downtown out of the water.


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