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New Latin Wine Bar and Market, Grand Cata, coming to Mt. Vernon Square

by Prince Of Petworth August 5, 2014 at 10:22 pm 4 Comments

440 K Street, NW

A new liquor license placard has been posted out front of the Lyric building – for a spot called Grand Cata:

“Tavern serving Latino Sundries with a seating capacity of 199. Total occupancy load of 199. Entertainment endorsement to include dancing and cover charge.”

I emailed the owner to get a few more details and he replied:

“Grand Cata will highlight the rich Latin American history through its unique gastronomy, wines and spirits in an intimate hybrid 1,800 sq space in the heart of the nation’s capital. The Latin themed Vino*Barra*Market will offer an intimate experience in a laid back setting where patrons can enjoy over 25 boutique wines by the glass, contemporary latin signature cocktails, local/domestic/imported craft­beers and Latin inspired seasonal small plates. On­site, patrons can find in our “Mercadito” area a curated small batch specialty gourmet food selections that will showcase signature products from our Latin heritage.

We hope to open by Spring/Summer 2015.”

Ed. Note: Previously a placard was posted for a new liquor store to be called Grand Cata.

looking west toward Lyric entrance and 5th Street

  • Anonymous

    My Latin is rusty. I wonder if I can order in English.

  • Trueblue

    Grand, rich, unique, intimate, boutique, contemporary, curated, specialty, gourmet, signature, heritage.

    My head is spinning.

    • DK

      The buzzwords are a necessity when you’re trying to establish a certain level of pretentiousness for your business.

      Oh, and you forgot “gastronomy.” (gag)

  • NE Resident

    Latino Sundries? Is this a joke that I’m not getting?


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