733 10th St, NW
Ed. Note: 733 10th St, NW was originally planned to be a pizzeria.
From a press release:
“Jamestown, a leading national real estate acquisition and management firm, announced today that the Japanese eatery Umaya has signed a ten-year lease to occupy the restaurant space at its Class A mixed-use commercial building at 733 10th Street, NW. Located in the heart of downtown’s East End, the new energetic restaurant concept will move into the 3,946-square-foot, street-level space by early February with a slated grand opening set for July 4, 2014. Umaya is from the owners of the popular DC venue Café Asia.
Umaya is a contemporary Japanese izakaya restaurant that promises to delight diners with a unique menu and lively ambiance. From the freshest sushi and maki rolls, to trendy Japanese street food favorites such as ramen, ishiyaki (hot stone) grilled skewers, andizakaya style small plates, to traditional Japanese fine-dining cuisine; Umaya’s offerings plan to marvel any palate. Patrons can sip on a handcrafted cocktail by one of the talented mixologists, or explore the sophisticated sake and wine list to compliment their meal. The exotic décor and live DJs spinning soothing house music will complete the experience. From furnishings to fare, Umaya will envelope visitors into its enchanting sanctuary.
Umaya’s restaurant group enlisted Grupo 7 Architecture + Interiors to assist in the new restaurant’s design and build-out. Co-brokers Nick Page with Streetsense Retail Advisors and Adam Schindler with Serten Retail advisors represented Umaya in the deal.”