Sala Thai becoming ‘Pantry’ in Petworth

by Prince Of Petworth June 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm 10 Comments

3716 Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Any word on what’s going on at the Sala Thai in Petworth on Georgia? They’ve been changing it up, hopefully for the better?”

Thanks to Becka Wall‏ for sending the photo above: “Sala Thai on Georgia is rebranding to Pantry — their menus say they’re in transition!”

Stay tuned.

  • dat

    Oh no… I hope this doesn’t mean they’re getting rid of thai food… or sushi…

    • textdoc

      I too am alarmed! I knew they were changing their decor, but I figured it was just the decor.

    • Becka

      Fear not, they still have both thai food and Sushi, just a little nicer atmosphere and a slightly trimmed down menu.

  • Tito Jackson

    Is it too late to turn it into a new Ramen/Poke/Sushi spot instead?

    That place had been dead to me since week one. The small plate Thai business trend had been over for a decade, yet other stores sit empty.

    We really need a wizeguys, a tryst, and a good sushi spot in this area, yet everyone wants to move to SW waterfront for higher margins. That makes me sad.

    • textdoc

      “The small plate Thai business trend had been over for a decade” — Huh? Sala Thai does regular-size main dishes, not just appetizers/”small plates.”

    • Anonymous

      I’d love any fast casual

  • Guillermo Brown

    Does anyone know what the actual deal with the Park Place retail vacancies is? In the past, on this blog and others, I’ve seen people speculate that the developer was given subsidies by the city for the project, and that has allowed them to be passive about filling the spaces. I’m a cynic, so I don’t just buy this because it’s been floated out there. I also don’t think a developer would turn down revenue just because it’s not losing money on the vacancies. So what’s the deal? It’s pathetic…half a dozen storefronts at a major intersection, above a metro, vacant. CM Todd, this is a shoutout to you: you could really create some synergy up Georgia and link the Upshur stretch to the metro, but it’s gotta start at Park Place. Let’s get to the bottom of this and make something happen!

    • Whit

      I wonder if it could be something similar to the DCUSA development in Columbia Heights, where the city imposed some local retailer requirements on the developer. As I understand it, many small local businesses just can’t afford the rents.

  • DG

    I went in for lunch with a coworker and a small roach crawled out of her sushi roll. I’m never going back no matter what the name is.

    • textdoc

      I will never return to Carmine’s for this reason.


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