LEON opened their first D.C. location at 1801 L Street, NW back in September.
From a press release:
“District diners seeking “Naturally Fast Food” will soon have a second restaurant to get their LEON fix in D.C. Taking yet another step in their U.S. journey, LEON has signed a lease for a second location at 655 New York Avenue, with the new restaurant opening in late Spring 2019.”
Check out Leon’s Menus here.
1214 18th Street, NW
Thanks to all who messaged the confirmation from Washington Business Journal:
“The fast-food poultry purveyor has signed a 15-year lease — with 14 years of optional extensions — with an affiliate of Douglas Development Corp. for 1214 18th St. NW, a couple blocks south of Dupont Circle.”
Ed. Note: One day I will find out what WBJ has on the Jemal family/Douglas Development Corp. Kidding, kidding. Kinda.
Standby for an opening date and the upcoming Chicken Wars with Nando’s down the block.
1301 U Street, NW
Off this one hurts. From TaKorean:
“TaKorean will be closing its U Street location this afternoon. This particular space wasn’t the right fit for the business at this time. We continue to thrive at our three other locations in DC and we recently expanded to Philadelphia in the newly renovated Bourse Food Hall. We will continue to look for other growth opportunities in the DC metro area in 2019.”
This TaKorean opened in April 2017. Previously this space was home to U Street Cafe and Mocha Hut before them. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.
1214 18th Street, NW
Good news for chicken heads. My sources deep in the fast casual chicken world have a juicy tidbit for us today – Chick-Fil-A cometh to 18th Street. I’m hearing 1214 18th Street, NW (near Nando’s buckle up son) and Eighth Street Lounge, Shake Shack etc. It’s not clear exactly which space it’s taking, not sure if the Rabbit Hole fell through or if the Eritrean Cultural & Civic Center is being split. These spaces were formerly home to MIA Lounge, Lupe Mexican Cantina and Sesto Senso
Anyway I give this scuttlebutt an 87% accuracy rating.
680 Rhode Island Ave, NE
Thanks to Juan for sending:
“Went to satisfy a Popeyes craving at the Rhode Island shopping center location and everything to the right of the Save a Lot food store is fenced off including access to the MBT.”
So what’s the story with the planned development here, anyone recall what’s coming?
“Alamo Drafthouse Cinema today announced its first Washington, D.C. location at MRP Realty’s Bryant Street development along the Rhode Island Avenue corridor. The 44,000 square-foot theater is set to open in 2019 and is the fourth theater for franchisee Cojeaux Cinemas.”
202 M Street, SE
From sweet, sweet scuttlebutt in December 2017 to a sweet, sweet soft opening tomorrow!!
It’s no secret that I love Wiseguy Pizza – arguably the best slice of pizza in the District of Columbia. So, they could open in a cardboard box and I’d be excited about it. Well, I’m hyperventilating as I type this because the transformed Il Parco space is freaking beautiful. You can see for yourself in a sec but first let me quickly add the important stuff – soft opening tomorrow at noon [Tuesday] until the pizza runs out [stay tuned for regular hours], Counter Culture coffee and pastries will be kick off in it’s beautiful space starting in about a month. There will be beer. And when the weather warms up again there will be house made gelato. Congrats to Navy Yard, you are very, very lucky peeps.
Feast on the new space:
Many more photos (more…)
2428 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Thanks to Carly for sending on Saturday:
“Another one bites the dust in Glover Park…walked by Jimmy John’s today and the windows were papered over with a “For Lease” sign in the window.”
Jimmy John’s opened here back in January 2014. Updates when the space is leased.
Side note: Who knows what’s going on in the Pearson’s parking lot?