Projected Opening: Next Spring/Summer 2018
At 6,200 square feet, the Spot food hall in Rockville will be larger than the Block in Annandale, but it will share a similar vibe and feature vendors with similar foods. Edward Wong, a partner in the Spot, is working with partners Vivian Zhu and Gary Ngo to create the Spot, which is expected to open in 2018 at the Metropolitan, a mixed-use development near Rockville Town Square. Poki District will hold down a spot at the Spot, along with two Taiwanese newcomers to the area: Gong Cha, a purveyor of bubble tea, and Cheers Cut, a specialist in fried chicken and seafood. Wong, the founder behind Akira Ramen and Izakaya in Rockville, also expects to develop his own bar as well as a dessert concept featuring Thai ice creams and bubble waffles, the trendy Hong Kong street food.