Sunday, February 1, 2009

New Restaurant coming to 7th Street NW...between Q and Rhode Island???

Noticed this permit issued at 1630 7th Street NW (on the west side of 7th between Q St NW and Rhode Island) stating they are "converting first floor and part of rear 2nd floor into restaurant with 78 seats as per plans"...

This building was mutilated by some developer a year or so ago and almost had a "Check n' Go" put in there, but luckily was saved from that fate and has been restored nicely...

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Fingers crossed this new establishment will be a positive development for this stretch of 7th Street!! Looks like the permit was issued December 23, 2008 and expires 12/23/2009...

Anyone have any more details on what's going in here??? Should Mr Q get his hopes up??

3 comments:

Shaw Rez said...

ooh, I can't wait to find out what it's going to be! Definitely keep us in the know!

What would be cool there? Non-chain restaurants of choice for me would be something like a cheaper version of Rice on 14th or a good pizza place. If it has to be a chain, maybe a dunkin donuts? Or a Chic Fil A?

Shaw Rez said...

Through some digging on the DCRA website, I found that the restaurant going in this space will be "Fasil Ethiopian Restaurant."

Candidly I am not a huge fan of Ethiopian food, so am not too excited by this news. But it's nice to have a storefront filled and some additional foot traffic in the area nonetheless.

Mr. Q said...

Shaw Rez...great update...not my fave cuisine either but I agree its great to have an abandoned building with new life and at least its not that "Check n' Go" that almost went in there!!