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What’s in that empty storefront? Which favorite chef is opening up where, and when? All those details and more in Coming Soon.
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STELLINA PIZZERIA: ARLINGTON
PROJECTED OPENING: Late 2020 2800 South Randolph Street Stellina Pizzeria will be opening their first Nothern Virginia later this year in the Shirlington neighborhood of Arlington. The menu will feature Stellina's signature neo-Neolpolitan pizzas, as well as homemade pastas, panini, and other Italian street food. A new feature that will be available at this new location is a deli-style counter that will serve fresh pasta by the pound, homemade sauces, and DIY pizza and pasta kits. For more information on Stellina Pizzeria, visit their website here.
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APÈRO
PROJECTED OPENING: Late Spring 2021 2622 P Street NW A new wine and cocktail bar, specializing in champagne and caviar, is coming to Georgetown next year. Apèro, named after the French word describing happy hour, aims to be the place people start or end their night out. This new spot can seat 42 people inside and 30 people in their garden patio. Apèro will be available for private events, and also for the general public to enjoy. For more information, click here.
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PENNYROYAL STATION
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Early October 2020 3310 Rhode Island Ave  Led by the former owner of Bar Pilar, chef Jesse Miller, Pennyroyal Station is slated to arrive in the District in the coming months. This new concept will be open all day, offering a morning menu of stuffed biscuits, coffee, and tea. In the later hours, Pennyroyal Station will shift to their night menu and serve dishes like their veggie charcuterie board and onion soup filled with truffled potato croquettes. This new 2,620 square-foot neighborhood spot will boast a non-fussy, sleek atmosphere. Photo Credit: www.brooklandbridge.com      
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OFFICINA CAFE
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Early 2021 1615 L St NW Nicholas Stefanelli, Michelin-starred chef and DC veteran, is planning to expand Officina next year. This new venue will be a little more low-key than the original three-story location. The new one-story cafe will house up to 60 guests indoors and 60 outdoors. Officina Cafe will be offering guests breakfast, lunch, and happy hour. The cuisine will remain the same as the original location at the Wharf; however, Stefanelli says that he wants to put more of an emphasis on pasta. Photo Credit: www.dc.eater.com    
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PHILOTIMO
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Late 2020 1100 15th St NW Nick Stefanelli new Greek concept, Philotimo, is set to open up to the public by the end of the year. This dynamic concept will offer traditional indoor seating as well as a summer garden and sidewalk cafe. In terms of cuisine, Philotimo will offer guests authentic imported cheeses, wines, wild herbs, and olive oil. Stefanelli is dedicated to represent all sections of Greece, borrowing food and wine influence from the regions of Thessaloniki all the way to crete.     
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THE PENDRY
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: 2022 The Wharf, D.C. The Wharf will soon be receiving its fourth hotel: The Pendry. Coming from Pendry Hotels & Resorts, a boutique brand, this new 140,000 square-foot concept will have 136 guest-rooms as well as three new food & beverage ventures within the space. Guests can also expect a full-service spa as well as a meeting and event space.  
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PLAY OFF PIZZA
PROJECTED OPENING: Late 2020 924 5th St NW Commercial Real Estate Exec Mark Brody will be bringing his new venture, Play off Pizza, to the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood of D.C. by the end of this year. This new neighborhood sports bar will feature pizza, wings, and bar food at this 199-seat location. This new space will also incorporate newly legal sports betting and will feature multiple kiosks, a Dragons ascent game, pinball, and a golf simulator. Photo by PoPville    
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LOVE, MAKOTO
PROJECTED OPENING: Late Summer/Early Fall 2021 200 Massachusetts Avenue NW Chef Makoto Okuwa and Eric Eden are teaming up to bring a new Japanese food hall to D.C. next year. Love, Makoto will be a 9,000 square foot concept, located in the new Capitol Crossing. This new food hall will serve as a "love letter" from Okuwa, showcasing all the things he loves about his homeland. While final plans are still in the works, guests can expect a ramen shop, a Japanese bakery, a robata grill, a dining room, and a smaller sushi offering in this food hall.  Photo by PGP
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COLONY GRILL
PROJECTED OPENING: October 2020 2800 Clarendon Boulevard This October, an 85 year-old restaurant brand from Connecticut, known for family-friendly tavern settings and hot oil bar-style pizzas, will be opening in Arlington. Each location showcases a "Wall of Heroes", that features portraits of veterans and first responders, submitted by guests to honor the WWII history of the first Connecicut location. Arlington guests are asked to submit photos of friends and family, in their branch of the military, to be added to the collection. This 5,100 square-foot location offers seating for 170 diners and features a dining room, bar area, and mezzanine level. The menu offers one-of-a-kind, thin crust pizza, that is served with their signature "hot oil" topping.  For more information on Colony Grill, click here.  
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HOTEL ZENA
PROJECTED OPENING: October 2020 1155 14th Street NW A new hotel is expected to open this October, dedicated to celebrating the empowerment and accomplishments of women. Hotel Zena will be located in the Logan Circle area of downtown D.C. and will feature 191 rooms for guests to stay in, a cocktail-led lobby bar offering small plates and seasonal snacks, a 14th floor rooftop and pool, and other private event spaces. For more information on Hotel Zena, click here.
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