Soapstone Market and a New Italian Restaurant from the owner/chef of Fiola coming to the new Park Van Ness

by Prince Of Petworth December 11, 2015 at 2:35 pm 8 Comments

4455 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Huge score for Van Ness. Not a sentence I think I’ve ever written before. So I gotta say it again, huge score for Van Ness and the new Park Van Ness building. Actually two big scores. First from a press release Soapstone Market:

“Tracy Stannard and John Fielding, creators of Broad Branch Market in Chevy Chase, DC are excited to announce a new concept in Van Ness delivering Spring/Summer 2016. Soapstone Market, an urban grocery and bar with indoor and outdoor cafe seating, will feature prepared foods, grab and go items, baked goods, butcher, seafood and deli counters, an espresso and coffee bar, a beer and wine bar and a fast casual concept where customers can pick from daily offerings to dine in or take away. Like BBM it will be an old time marketplace with modern influences providing a vibrant atmosphere for the local community to gather.

Located in the Park Van Ness building at 4465 Connecticut Ave. NW.”

The Washington Business Journal reports:

“Chef Fabio Trabocchi is betting on another D.C. spot. The chef and his wife, Maria Trabocchi, have signed a lease to open a pasta-focused restaurant called Sfoglina on Connecticut Avenue NW near the Van Ness Metro station on the Red Line.”



  • blues

    I was hoping for a Trader Joe’s, but I won’t say no to either of these options.

  • JS

    Not a comment on the restaurants, but I really hope we get more neo-Deco/Art Deco Revival projects. I think this looks great.

    • nevermindtheend


    • TJ

      It’s more deco than the original deco building on the site. It certainly muted the preservationist outcry.

  • jumpingjack

    Wow, I hadn’t been up there in a while – last I saw this was a giant hole in the ground. They’ve done a very nice job with the building! And the market and restaurant will be a fantastic (and much needed) addition to the neighborhood.

  • Epic Fail

    Van Ness could be the new Ivy City!

  • MtP

    This could not be a better first announcement for that building. Fabio’s restaurants are all stellar and big draws and a market like that will be great. I hope they fill the rest of the space with similarly exciting things. The building is turning out great and I think it will really liven up Van Ness a bit

  • Chris

    Let’s not liven it up too much….I like my easy street parking.



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