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OFFICINA CAFE
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No New Intel At This Time1615 L St NWNicholas Stefanelli, Michelin-starred chef and DC veteran, is planning to expand Officina. 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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HISTORIC TAKOMA THEATER PROJECT
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Late 2019 6833 4th St NW Rock Creek Property Group And Children's National Health System Have Teamed Up To Take On The Historic Takoma Theater Project. This 1920's Theater Was Purchased By The Property Group Back In 2015 And Is Currently Undergoing Its Transformation Into A New Retail-friendly Space. Currently, This 23,00 Square-foot Space Has Lost Sock Roasters And Turning Natural Signed On As Vendors. This New Concept Will Not Only House Some New Retail Spots, But It Will Also Be The Home For Children's National's New Healthy Mind  Brain Center; Benefitting Children In The Areas Of Autism, Hearing And Speech Loss, Behavioral Medicine, And Developmental Medicine. Photo Credit: www.dc.curbed.com  
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THE FRESHMAN
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Early 2020 2011 Crystal Drive Named After Its Owner, Nick Freshman, The Freshman Will Be Landing In Arlington Early Next Year. Just In Time For The Arrival Of Amazon's 25,000 Person HQ, This New Concept Will Serve As An All-day Dining Spot That Will Be Ideal For The Employees Working Around It. This New Space Will Fit Up To 120 Guests Inside And 50 Outside. In The Early Hours, The Freshman Will Serve Classic Breakfast Beverages Like Coffee And Tea While Offering Healthy, Fresh Breakfast Entrees. For Lunch, Guests Will Be Able To Pick Up A Variety Of Their Quick Grab-and-go Options And Head Back To Work. By The End Of The Night, The Freshman Will Be Serving More Composed Dishes As Well As Cocktails. Photo Credit: www.washingtonian.com
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THE SALT LINE
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No New Intel At This Time4040 Wilson BlvdChef Kyle Bailey and Long Shot Hospitality have partnered up to create Ballston newest seafood concept: The Salt Line. Curated by Grizform Design Architects, The Salt Line will house up to 100 patrons inside as well as 100 patrons in their large outdoor seating space. Guests will be able to enjoy the signature blue-and-white arches while sipping on their fresh oysters. In terms of the menu, The Salt Line will focus on serving up a fresh take on local seafood dishes; whether they come out raw, grilled, or fried. To compliment the cuisine, the new concept will also offer local draft beers and cocktails. The Salt Line prides themselves on being a good neighbor to the Chesapeake Bay, where they source their seafood from, and continuously participates in the DC chapter of the Surfrider Foundation as well as the Oyster Recovery Partnership.Photo Credit: Misi Cooney
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DARU
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No New Intel At This Time1451 Maryland Ave NEDaru, brainchild of Dante Datta and Suresh Sundas, will be introducing a cocktail bar that borrows influence from Indian culture. Sundas, currently the bar manger at Ellē, will be bringing his cocktail expertise to the new concept by incorporating various Indian spices into each of his creations: fenugreek, black and red cardamom, tamarind, and coriander. Daru, meaning hooch in Hindu, will be located on the basement floor and will also be serving some small plates. Some standouts from the menu include the jackfruit kati roll, kebabs, and “achari” chicken wings.Photo Credit: www.washingtoncitypaper.com
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L.A. BURDICK CHOCOLATIER
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: January 2020 1319 Wisconsin Ave NW L.A. Burdick Chocolatier, The High-end New Hampshire Based Chocolate Boutique, Will Be Opening Up Their First DC Location, In Georgetown, Later This Year. The New Venue Will Serve As A Traditional Storefront As Well As A Cafe. Guests Can Expect A Multitude Of Chocolates, Pastries, And Cookies Combined With The Signature Hot Chocolate And Petite Fours. L.A. Burdock Chocolatier Will Also Be Offering Their Namesake Chocolates In The Shapes Like Penguins And So Forth.
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COLLECTION 14
PROJECTED OPENING DATE:Early 2021 2102-2124 14 St NWThe Madison Investment team, real estate experts, have recently announced their latest and largest DC project: Collection 14. Set to open up in early 2021, this new venture will boast retail, residential, event, and office space. This concept serves as DC largest landmark redevelopment project in the past decade. Residents who decide to live at Collection 14 will be able to enjoy a slew of amenities while also taking full advantage of the new retail and culinary concepts. The team is still sorting out specific details for the commercial space. Stay tuned for details.Photo Credit: Heather Freeman
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VIN SUR VINGT
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No New Information At This Time1529 14th St NWLogan Circle will be receiving a much-needed, 2,200 square-foot, wine bar: Vin Sur Vingt. This New York based concept will offer DC residents an expansive, rotating, selection of wines in an intimate yet chic atmosphere. Located in the former Drafting Table location, Vin Sur Vingt will also boast a selection of light fare to pair with the vino. The beverage menu will also highlight a carefully curated selection of wine from regions like Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Alsace, and Corsica.Photo Credit: www.popville.com 
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TATTE BAKERY AND CAFE
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: No New Intel At This Time1200 New Hampshire Ave NWTatte Bakery and Cafe, a Boston-born bakery, is heading over to the DC area. In this new concept, guests will be able to enjoy Tatte notorious treats; ranging from their savory and sweet breakfast creations to their sweet treats. Some standouts from the menu include their signature morning pastries; croissants, muffins, brioche, biscuits, and bagels.
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BLUE STRIPES CACAO SHOP
PROJECTED OPENING DATE:No New Information At This Time Location: TBABlue Stripes Cacao Shop, founded by New York native Oded Brenner, will be bringing all things chocolate to The District. After tasting Brenner notoriously decadent creations, DC resident Kanch Algama decided to buy the territory rights and introduce this concept to nearby patrons. Although the location is still being solidified, Blue Stripes Cacao Shop will be serving chocolate in endless forms: chocolate liqueurs, sundaes, fondue, breakfast, and much more.Photo Credit: www.dc.eater.com