Friday, May 27, 2011

The Ground Floor

Luke's Lobster: New York's popular shellfish shack opened yesterday in Penn Quarter at 624 E Street N.W. Mainer Luke Holden opened his first shop New York after defecting from a career in finance. This marks his first location outside of Manhattan.

Peregrine: The newest fancy coffee shop at 1718 14th Street opened for business this week. The diminutive shop is open early (7 am) for commuters who need their Counter Culture coffee fix. We're hoping they'll follow suit with the Capitol Hill location by offering coffee bean delivery service to neighbors of the store.

Serendipity 3: The New York institution known for its frozen hot chocolate and casual fare with whimsical names is slated to open in Georgetown this weekend at 3150 M Street NW.

901: This 7500 s.f. space leased by David von Storch, whose holdings include Vida Fitness, will offer brews from Capitol City Brewing Company at 901 9th Street. The restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating for 230 and will offer tapas-style American cuisine. The soft opening for the restaurant was Wednesday.

Palena Market: Chef Frank Ruta has opened his much-anticipated market in the 400 s.f. front room of the restaurant, offering homemade breads, gourmet coffee, olive oils, vinegars, pastas and local honey, many of which are used in the restaurant. Ruta told us he is hoping to offer drip coffee as well as espresso and lattes once he secures permits, which he has been shepherding through DCRA for months. Zoning restrictions are the hold up.

Tanger Factory Outlet: The 350,000 s.f. outlet will dock at National Harbor, with ground breaking expected late this year. The project is a joint venture between Tanger Factory Outlet Inc. and Peterson Cos.

West Elm: After the downtown store closed this fall, the store is testing the waters in Georgetown with a temporary pop-up at 3333 M Street NW. The shop has signed a twelve-month lease with Eastbanc and will open its doors next month.

Washington, D.C. Retail Development News


______ on May 28, 2011, 8:16:00 AM said...
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______ on May 28, 2011, 8:23:00 AM said...

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Anonymous said...

Wow... D.C.'s moving up in the world. What's next? Good weather?

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