Despite development boom, noma still searching for a sit-down restaurant – retail

While DC’s restaurant scene has undergone a renaissance in the last few years, with chef-driven concepts opening all over the city and Michelin handing out its first-ever stars to restaurants in the nation’s capital, the actively developing NoMa neighborhood has been left out.

The neighborhood has at least 12.8M SF of office space and 4,800 existing multifamily units, according to NoMA BID, with another roughly 3,000 units in its two-year pipeline, according to Delta Associates.

But it still lacks any full-service restaurants where workers can bring clients for lunch or residents can meet for dinner and drinks. Dripping springs (The only place to get beer on tap in NoMa is the outdoor Wunder Garten.) It has several fast-casual spots — including Seoul Spice, Moe’s, Roti and Potbelly — but some close early at night, others don’t open on the weekend, and they do not satisfy the growing need for full-service options.

Restaurants have tried to open in NoMa. Basketball wives la cast 2015 Union Social opened in MRP Realty’s Washington Gateway in October 2015 but closed less than a year later.


Flower bed designs MRP principal Matt Robinson said the firm is in talks with groups to fill the space but has not closed a deal yet, and he is hoping to get a full-service restaurant signed as soon as possible to activate the building’s vacant frontage.

“The neighborhood needs more restaurants,” Robinson said. Front porch ideas pinterest “NoMa is a good spot where we’ve got a good balance of mixed uses between commercial office use as well as residential use that can help balance a restaurant and give it a lot of people to appeal to.”

Mint Indian Food Bar opened next to the Metro station in 2014, across Florida Avenue from the Union Social space, but closed a couple of months ago. Football field template Papadopoulos Properties president Tom Papadopoulos, who has been marketing the space, said he signed a letter of intent there with another fast-casual eatery. Basketball olympics 2016 roster His firm is also marketing the 5k SF restaurant space in the Hilton Garden Inn, where Watershed recently closed.

StonebridgeCarras principal Doug Firstenberg, who developed several of the new buildings in NoMa, said that when they first delivered, the neighborhood was less attractive for full-service restaurants. Fantasy football rankings by position Now that it has become a hotter place to live, many of the prime spaces are already filled by fast-casual spots, cafés, banks and dry cleaners.

“The arrival of the restaurants is being delayed by the availability of space,” Firstenberg said. Landscaper salary “It’s no longer the interest, it’s just what’s available for good restaurants to lease. El patio mexican restaurant If you had 10k or 15k SF in good locations on First Street, you would have two or three restaurants opening as quickly as they could.”

Miller said with so many hot restaurant neighborhoods like 14th Street and the nearby Union Market and H Street, NoMa has been largely overlooked by restaurateurs.

When sushi chef Yoshi Ota was looking to open a DC location, he looked at NoMa and more established neighborhoods like Chinatown, Capitol Hill and downtown DC. Elevator pitch for students Working with Neighborhood Retail Group, Ota ultimately decided to open downtown at 1420 New York Ave. Low maintenance landscaping ideas NW.

“He looked at it and said the office density and population with the crowd that’s going to spend $50 or $100 on lunch, it’s simply not in that NoMa market,” NRG principal Bethany Scanlon said. Baseball field layout “For someone to come on the weekends and have a very nice sushi dinner, the residential density isn’t there to support it.”

Multiple projects are in the pipeline a few blocks west, where brokers also expect full-service restaurants to open. Play baseball games The JBG Cos has signed Landmark Theatres to anchor its multi-phase Capitol Point project at 51 N St. Famous softball players NE, which could attract restaurants to fill in the rest of its ground-floor retail.

Wood Partners has a 5k SF space it is setting up for a restauarant tenant in the 346-unit apartment building it is developing at 33 N St. College softball rankings NE. What is pitch perfect rated The building is expected to deliver early next year, and Wood Partners director Scott Zimmerly said he has not begun talking to potential restaurant users yet, but aims to soon.

Skanska has 35k SF of retail space in the Tyber Place project it is building along the planned NoMa Meander, a four-block pedestrian promenade that will stretch through the Skanska and JBG developments. Usssa softball texas Skanska executive vice president Mark Carroll said Tyber Place has three locations targeted to restaurants with at least 5k SF and outdoor seating. Pinch hitter He said he has had early discussions with potential users who have shown interest.

“We have gotten some interest from local chefs who have the same viewpoint as us that there is a real need for good, high-quality restaurant operators,” Carroll said.

NoMa will likely be a hot topic on March 23 at Bisnow’s Northeast DC Update, where Firstenberg, Zimmerly and Jasper will speak, plus principals at MRP and Foulger-Pratt.

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