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Citizens & Culture “multi-level fine dining and music venue” coming to Silver Spring


8113 Georgia Ave rendering courtesy Citizens & Culture

From a press release:

“This Spring 2023, Kaldi’s Social House founder Tsega Haile will open Citizens & Culture – a 15,000 square feet, multi-level fine dining and live DJ and band performance venue located on the border of downtown Silver Spring and Washington, DC.

The Georgia Avenue restaurant and music venue brings a unique concept to the DC-area featuring a ground-floor front patio for outdoor seating leading into an expansive, vaulted ceiling main dining room with full length bar and an exclusive new menu by Executive Chef Ryan Hackney (DC-based chef known for appearances on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay and Bite Club) and Chief Chef Consultant and Director for Kaldi’s Social House Jessica Shields.

“As a native Washingtonian I’m excited about the opportunity to debut a menu that will reflect the diversity of the DMV’s food culture while staying true to the elevated tasting experience that now defines our regional dining scene,” says Executive Chef Ryan Hackney.

The upper level is accessed by a separate ground-floor entrance leading to the top floor restaurant-lounge with lofted DJ booth and a retractable, glass roof providing an open-air concept for sunny days. The lounge also features a retractable glass door wall leading onto an outdoor terrace with sweeping views of downtown Silver Spring.

“My goal has always been to provide community spaces that feature unique, high-concept food and beverage in a special environment for my patrons,” says founder Tsega Haile. “With Citizens & Culture I want to share my love for our local culture and continue to spotlight downtown Silver Spring as an entertainment destination in the DMV and beyond.”

About Citizens & Culture:

Created by Tsega Haile, Founder of Kaldi’s Social House (in Silver Spring, MD and Arlington, VA), Citizens & Culture is a multi-level bar and dining concept, located on the border of Silver Spring, MD and Washington, DC, outfitted with large-scale flat screens, working fireplaces, and a top floor with a lofted DJ performance stage, state-of-the art speaker system and a retractable glass roof top leading to a terrace with sweeping views.”

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