Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Corner of Ninth and Eye Street NW Gets Delicious Makeover

Chalk up the Penn Quarter neighborhood for another trendy, upscale restaurant and lounge. Yes, the entrepreneurial ambitions of David Von Storch and his Urban Adventures Company continue to spill out across the District, with the fourth VIDA on the way to U Street next year, and now a new signature restaurant will serve as a more elegant showcase for the many craft beers of Capitol City Brewing Company (also a Von Storch entity). Yesterday Von Storch's company signed a long-term lease to occupy the restaurant space at 901 Ninth St, NW, situated next to the Renaissance Hotel and directly across from the Washington Convention Center. Von Storch hopes to open the doors in mid to late April.

Taking the first portion of its street address, the new restaurant will be called simply 901. The freshly designed and soon to be renovated 7,500-s.f. space will carve out a "hip, sexy and laid-back atmosphere." Estimated at completion to total some five million in renovation efforts, Stoneking-von Storch Architects of Charlottesville, VA will serve as the architect of record, while Hallock Design Group of Miami, FL will assume the title of "project Interior Design firm." The property is owned by JBG Rosenfeld Retail.

“This vibrant corridor caters to residents and visitors alike and we think patrons will enjoy the creative design and relaxing venue as they settle in for lunch or dinner and unwind from their day," Von Storch explains confidently, "We’ve designed a wonderfully edgy, urban dining experience wrapped in its own unique style of elegance." 901 will hop on the small-plate bandwagon with a concept that is a modern combination of Spanish tapas style portions and an array of international flavors. Here are just a few of the crowd-pleasing finger foods expected on the inaugural menu: Ahi Tuna Tartar, Wagyu Beef Meatballs, a Thai Lettuce Wrap, and All American Bison Sliders. With his growing franchise of gyms, salons, and spas, as well as the brewery, Von Storch has proven himself highly successful at delivering creative urban spaces where the young and wealthy want to come to both work and play. Now he hopes those same professionals want to come eat his food.

Washington D.C. Real Estate Development News


Anonymous said...

Nice press release by Von Storch.

Shaw Rez on Oct 28, 2010, 4:44:00 PM said...

Great news. This space (formerly Pearl Nightclub maybe) has been empty and cheesy looking for far too long. I think this kind of eatery will do well and help activate that stretch of 9th.

Michael on Dec 10, 2010, 5:59:00 PM said...

901 Restaurant & Bar has their website up with an email submission form so that you can receive news about the new Washington D.C. restaurant.


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