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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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COWORKING SPACE + FOODHALL: ALEXANDRIA
PROJECTED OPENING DATE:No New Information At This Time 200 Stovall StWith the help of the ALX Community brand, Scott Shaw is spearheading a brand new coworking space and food hall concept. Located on the bottom of a new 520-apartment residential building, the food hall will have about twelve different vendors along with a central bar. Guests will be able to enjoy their cuisine while also playing games like corn hole and shuffle board. At night, the space transforms and will be inviting live entertainment to perform on stage.Photo Credit: www.bizjournals.com 
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The Mill At 10 Duke Street
PROJECTED OPENING: No New Information At This Time 10 Duke Street, Alexandria VA   James Beard award winning chef, John Currence, who founded City Grocer in Oxford, Mississippi, has been named as chef de cuisine and operator at the The Mill at 10 Duke. Currence will be overseeing this 6,400 square-foot casual restaurant and market that was once a mess house feeding Union troops during the Civil War. Look forward to a casual tavern on the ground floor and an open kitchen and a more intimate dining room on the second floor. The market section will consist of grab and go items and coffee, beer, and wine. Discussions are still taking place for what food will be served, but Currence, who is a native of New Orleans, says his food is often influenced by French Creole and Cajun styles. Photo by Bonnitt Builders
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EL BEBE
PROJECTED OPENING: Fall 2022 8301 Greensboro Drive, Tysons Corner, VA The Metropolitan Hospitality Group new taco and tequila concept, El Bebe, will be opening their second location at The Boro in Tysons Corner this Fall. This restaurant will feature modern Mexican dishes and drinks that have a focus on bold flavors. For more information, visit their website here.    
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LOLITA COCINA AND TEQUILA BAR
PROJECTED OPENING: No New Info At This Time 2201 14th Street NW After originally opening in Boston, Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar will be be opening  a D.C. location. Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar will serve its own take on guacamole, tacos, and quesadillas. Some of their dishes include a passion fruit tuna tartar, pumpkin hummus, and jalapeno chicken flautas. Patrons can also get excited for various drinks such as tequila and mezcal pours, margaritas, mojitos, and sangria options. Photo by Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater Boston    
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LOVE, MAKOTO
PROJECTED OPENING: Summer 2022 200 Massachusetts Avenue NW Chef Makoto Okuwa and Eric Eden are teaming up to bring a new Japanese food hall to D.C. this Summer. 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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POW POW
PROJECTED OPENING: No New Info At This Time 13th and I Street NW After originially opening on H Street back in 2016, Shawn Sharkey and Stephen Cheung are opening another Pow Pow location in the Northeast Corridor of Washington this year. Pow Pow is known for its version of "new asian" food. Guests can get excited to enjoy food such as plant-based salads, bowls, and egg rolls the size of an arm. Sticky Rice owner, John Yamashita will be in charge of creating the menu. 
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D.C. CENTRAL KITCHEN
PROJECTED OPENING: Fall 2022 RiverPoint at Buzzard Point D.C. Central Kitchen will be moving from their longtime headquarters in downtown D.C.,  to RiverPoint, a new Southwest D.C. development this Fall. They will be consolidating their satellite locations into one modern facility at RiverPoint. D.C. Central Kitchen is a nonprofit and social enterprise that began by providing hands-on culinary job training to individuals facing employment barriers. This new location will be surrounded by 480 residential units and around 73,000 square feet of retail space. 
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DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS PIES
PROJECTED OPENING: No New Info At This Time 4602 14th Street NW Rodney Henry, the founder of Dangerously Delicious Pies, has announced that the Baltimore eatery, known for sweet and savory pies, coffee, and more, will be coming to D.C. this Fall. After touring with his band, Henry would return with little to money and would bake pies in his downtime in between tours to make money, later becoming Dangerously Delicious Pies. Some pies guests can get excited for include pulled pork bbq, spinach goat cheese, chocolate cream, and more. For more information, visit their website here.  
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ATOMIC WINGS
PROJECTED OPENING: No New Info At This Time 2851 Georgia Avenue NW Childhood friends and business partners Fred Whit and Phil Monde are opening the first Atomic Wings in D.C. this Spring. This new spot will bring new job opportunities to the students at Howard University, a historically Black university, as it will open near Howard's campus. Whit and Monde made it their mission to start a franchise business that would positively impact the communities that support HBCU and Black culture across the country. Atomic Wings serves antibiotic and hormone free all-natural wings in over 14 propriety sauces. For more information, visit their website here.