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PATTY O'S CAFE AND BAKERY
PROJECTED OPENING: October 31st, 2021 389 Main Street, Washington, VA Patrick O'Connell will be opening a café; in Little Washington at the end of this month. The space, which used to be a former gas station, will now house Patty O's Cafe and Bakery, which features a charming sidewalk cafe, an inviting bar, and a cozy dining room. A bakery and European-style pastry shop will also be available on the side of the building. This new spot is located directly across from The Inn at Little Washington, offering guests an additional dining option. For more information, visit their website here.
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THE MAYFLOWER CLUB
PROJECTED OPENING: October 27th, 2021 1223 Connecticut Avenue NW A new Mediterranean-inspired restauarant and supper club will be opening next week as an all-night culinary and music spot. The Mayflower Club will feature three floors, five bars, and an outdoor garden with a retractable deck. This new concept will feature Nouveau Mediterranean-style cusine and cocktail program. The design of The Mayflower Club draws inspiration from the 1930's prohibition era. For more information, visit their website here.
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SURREAL
PROJECTED OPENING: Early 2023 2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA The team behind latin spot, Seven Reasons, will be opening a new all day cafe, Surreal, in a privately owned park near Amazon's HQ2 in Arlington. Chef Enrique Limardo will be the head of this new concept . Surreal is also expected to have kiosks for a "Dining in the Park" program that will cater to picnicing guests. Surreal's team plans to work with OOAK Architects to create an indoor-outdoor atmosphere filled with natural elements. By the time Surreal opens, the hope is customers will be able to carry alcoholic beverages throughout the concept.  Photo by JBG Smith
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LEILA
PROJECTED OPENING: Early November 2021 7943B Tysons Corner Center, Tysons Corner, VA A new dining and nightlife concept that draws inspiraation from the Middle East, Persian Gulf, and Northern India will be opening in Tysons Corner early next month. Leila, from Owner Bikram Keith, came up with the idea for this new restaurant after touring as a tour DJ with R&B star, Jay Sean. This 5,000 square-foot concept, which celebrates the dishes of the Spice Route, will be able to seat up to 210 guests and will faeture a dining room, lounge, and patio. Karan Singh as well as Chef Jassi Bindra will collaborate to create the menu for Leila. For more information, visit their website here. Photo by John Robinson
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COMMAS FOOD HALL
PROJECTED OPENING: Spring 2022 8661 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD A new food hall, Commas, will be coming to Silver Spring next year on the second floor of Ellsworth Place. This 13,000 square foot concept will feature 12 food and beverage vendors thatrepresent a wide range of international cuisines from Ethiopia to Korea, Malaysia to El Salvador, and Italy to New Jersey. Commas will boast a cosmopolitan architectural and stylistic influence throughout the food hall. On top of the 12 restaurant spaces, Commas will also include a central bar for guests to enjoy. Located in the heart of Silver Spring, Commas is expected to become a central gathering spot; whether guests are grabbing dinner, a coffee, or happy hour. For more information, visit their website here.
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ITALIAN BAR
PROJECTED OPENING: December 1st, 2021 5008 Connecticut Avenue NW I'm Eddie Cano owners Massimo and Carolyn Papetti will be opening a European-style bar named Italian Bar, right next door this December. This new concept will be a seat-free bar, modeled after Roman businesses. Guests can get excited to congregate at this new spot and enjoy menu options such as cappucinos, light pastries, gelato, and more. Alcoholic options will also be featured, which guests can enjoy inside or on Italian Bar's small patio. For more information, visit their website here.
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THE SALT LINE: BETHESDA
PROJECTED OPENING: Fall 2022 4900 Hampden Lane, Bethesda, MD D.C. based seafood restaurant, The Salt Line, will be opening in Maryland's Downtown Bethesda next Fall, in the spaces formerly home to Kapnos Kouzina. Originally, The Riggsby was expected to take over this space, but The Schlow Restaurant Group does not appear to be continuing plans to open that concept at all. Guests of The Salt Line can get excited for a variety of fish and other seafoods. This will be the Salt Line's first location in Maryland. For more information, visit their website here.  
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GREENHEART JUICE BAR AND CAFE: UNION MARKET
PROJECTED OPENING: October 2021 1309 5th Street NE After a successful pop-up, the recently rebranded Greenheart Juice Bar and Cafe has announced they will be opening their first D.C. lcoation in Union Market this month. This new concept will feature an expanded menu of breakfast and lunch options and will feature the same aesthetic as their previous locations. The new Greenheart Juice Bar and Cafe also offers a wider selection of to-go options which includes salads, soups, sweets, and more. For more information, visit their website here. Photo by Jamie Harbeck
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MARKET 7
PROJECTED OPENING: Late 2021 3451 Benning Road NE Entrepeneur Mary Blackford will be opening Market 7, a new food hall in Northeast D.C., that aims to serve underserved communities in Ward 7 and 8 access to fresh and prepared foods from black-owned businesses. This 7,000 square-foot concept will feature eight food stalls as well as a live pantry. Aesthetically, Market 7 will have a modern feel and aims to be a gathering place in the community and will also host cooking demonstrations and classes. Market 7 has also partnered with Whole Foods, in order to bring black-owned products onto Whole Food's shelves and to Market 7 when it opens at the end of this year. For more information, visit their website here.
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PINK TACO
PROJECTED OPENING: Spring 2022 100 M Street SE The flashy Mexican chain, Pink Taco, will be opening its first D.C. location in the Navy Yard neighborhood  next Spring. Guests can get excited for a menu filled with Mexican staples such as enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, and more. Guests can also get excited for a variety of margitas to enjoy with their meals. For more information, visit their website here.