Friday, April 15, 2011

The Ground Floor

Number 9: Housed in the former Halo space (next door to Stoney's) and brought to the neighborhood by the former owners, the new gay bar and lounge located at 1435 P Street just added its signage this week. Co-owner Ed Bailey says opening day is close to the end of April.

Sax Restaurant and Lounge: From the folks behind Oya and Sei comes Sax. A performance space and restaurant at 734 11th street, the space owned by Nancy Koide and Errol Lawrence will open in May. Oya chef Jonathan Seningen will oversee the menu.

TruOrleans: Slated to open at 400 H Street N.E. at the end of May, the newest restaurant on the row touts itself as the most original of the handful of restaurants inspired by the Southern city.

Maddy's Tap Room: Prince of Petworth saw evidence of Maddy's Tap Room at 13th and L, so DCMud called the Dupont Circle Maddy's Bar and Grille to find out more. Mum was the word, which leads us to believe that yes, it's a sibling bar that has a ways to go before opening.

Watershed: The newest NoMa restaurant by chef Todd and wife Ellen Gray is scheduled to open in the Hilton Garden Hotel on April 22nd, featuring seafood-focused casual cuisine with high quality ingredients that's the signature style of the chef.

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CH Resident said...

Melissa - any update on what tenants (if any) UDR is putting into their development of the old Nehemiah Shopping Center in Columbia Heights?

Anonymous said...

Over the weekend I got a behind the scenes look at the new restaurant 901, which is at the corner of 9th and I St NW. It looks like it is going to be amazing. Work is progressing fast and the opening is still planned for the end of May. I can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Hey Melissa -- we always hear when plans are announced, but not always when they fizzle. Do you know what's happened to Abdo's scheme for 2 Italian restaurants on 14th Street? The cleverly-named "Italian Shirt Laundry" at 14th & Q, in the old dry cleaning building, and another in Abdo's storefront space just above Rhode Island Avenue. Thanks, keep up the great work!

Melissa McCart on Apr 18, 2011, 4:47:00 PM said...

Thanks so much! That's a great idea about plans that fizzle. The building you're talking about was slated for a restaurant by the folks behind Zola and Potenza, but their restaurant group is in flux. I had also heard the state of the building isn't what the prospective tenants had hoped but I'll follow up and let you know.

CH Res: I'll find out re.the former Nehemiah spot and thanks for the heads up Anon re. 901!

Anonymous said...

"Italian Shirt Laundry" was cancelled due to the excessive cost of environmental remediation due to its previous use as a dry cleaner. This should have been obvious to Abdo...


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