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New Bistro, The American, Coming to Downtown Boxing Club Space in Blagden Alley

1209 – 1213 10th Street, NW (actually in Blagden Alley)

Major development coming to Blagden Alley. A liquor license posted out front (on the awesome mosaic) says The American is coming:

Classic American Bistro with 70 seats with recorded music and Summer Garden with 75 seats. Total occupancy load of 175.”

The CityPaper reported that is from none other than Xavier Cervera:

Longtime Capitol Hill restaurateur Xavier Cervera sold his nine restaurants, which included Hawk ‘n’ Dove, The Chesapeake Room, and Molly Malone’s, earlier this year. Now, he’s establishing roots in Shaw with a new American bistro.

More details when they become available.

Unfortunately this could be bad news for local boxers as this space is currently home to the Downtown Boxing Club. Though the manager doesn’t anticipate needing to close in the near future as the process to open up a new restaurant should take “a few months at least.” If they do end up closing they hope to move to a new space nearby. Updates on that front when/if they happen.


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