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TAQUERIA XOCHI: ADAMS MORGAN
PROJECTED OPENING: No New Info At This Time To Be Announced in Adams Morgan Co-owner and Director of Operations, Geraldine Mendoza, has announced that Taqueria Xochi is finalizing plans to open a second location in Adams Morgan. This new location is expected to introduce outdoor seating and offer more sweets from Chef and Co-owner, Teresa Padilla. It will have more of an ice cream parlor feel and plans to make a variety of flavors of paletas and nieves, which in Mexico are popsicles and sorbets. The owners still have not decided if there will be indoor seating, but the addition of outdoor seating will be the first time Taqueria Xochi has had seating; initially starting as a ghost kitchen and takeout spot. For more information, visit their website here.
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MARKET 7
PROJECTED OPENING: No New Info At This Time 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 year. 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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FLAVIO: CATHEDRAL HEIGHTS
PROJECTED OPENING: No New Info At This Time 3228 Wisconsin Avenue NW Georgetown favorite, Flavio, will be opening a new location in Cathedral Heights, this year. The new Flavio location is expected to feature a restaurant, as well as a speakeasy in the space formerly home to Cafè Deluxe. Guests can get excited to enjoy more of Flavio staples, such as stone-baked pizzas, branzino. pastas, and more. The new Cathedral heights locations will feature a more contemporary atmosphere, while also introducing a couple new dishes to the menu. For more information, visit their website here.
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SAN PANCHO BURRITOS
PROJECTED OPENING: Spring 2024 7056 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD Cielo Rojo Owner's David Perez and Carolina  McCandless will be opening a new concept, San Pancho Burritos, in Takoma Park this Spring. Cielo Rojo will be relocating down the street to a bigger location and San Pancho Burritos will take over the old space. San Pancho Burritos aims to bring their version of San Fransico Mission-style burritos to the area. Vegan and vegetarian options will also be offered, as well as beverage options, salads, desserts, and more. For more information, visit their Instagram here.
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MOB HOTEL
PROJECTED OPENING: 2026400 Florida Avenue NEMOB Hotel will be opening their first American outpost in the Union Market neighborhood in 2026. This new establishment will boast 144 rooms, a rooftop restaurant with incredible views of D.C., a cinema, bar, and much more. For more information, visit their website here.
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STELLINA PIZZERIA: TYSONS
PROJECTED OPENING: Early 2024 1610 Capital One Drive, Tysons, VA Restaurateur Antonio Matarazzo and Chef Matteo Venini have announced they will be opening a fourth location of Stellina Pizzeria in Tysons early next year. Located at the newly developed Capital One Center, this 4,100 square-foot concept will boast an Italian cafè serving coffee and pastries, a pizzeria dining room and bar, a commisionary kitchen, and open-air patio. The menu will feature Neo-Neapolitan pizzas, as well as street foods inspired by the southern coast of Italy. For more information, visit their website here.  
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MEDIUM RARE: MERRIWEATHER DISTRICT
PROJECTED OPENING: No New Information At This Time6000 Merriweather Drive, Columbia, MDMark Bucher will be opening a fourth outpost of his popular steak frites restaurant in Columbia's Merriweather District this Summer. This location will boast an outdoor patio that can seat uo to 60 guests and face the stage at Merriweather Pavilion. Medium Rare is known for their $25.00 prix-fixe menu of bread, mixed greens salad, fries, and steak colotte. A weekend brunch is also available. For more information, visit their website here.
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WAGAMAMA
PROJECTED OPENING: No New Info At This Time 2950 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA The iconic pan-Asian chain from London will be opening its first location in the D.M.V. sometime this year, in the space fromerly home to Oz. Wagamama is best known for its ramen served in a communal setting. Guests can get excited to enjoy gyoza, donburit rice bowls, curries, and more. Wagamama will also boast a bar program, that offers options such as hot teas, cocktails, sake, and more. This 5,100 square-foot space is expected to boast 221-seats and feature an expansive outdoor patio, where guests can enjoy lunch and dinner service; For more information, visit their website here.
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KIRBY CLUB: ARLINGTON
PROJECTED OPENING: Spring 2024 2832 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA The Maydan team is continuing their expansion of their new Middle Eastern concept, Kirby Club, with a new location in Arlington, located in the space formally home to Iota Club this Summer. Omar Hegazi will oversee the kebab-centric menu. This new Arlington location boasts 4,000 square-feet of space and will offer grab-and-go, takeout, and delivery. There will also be a rooftop bar at this location; For more information, visit Maydan's website here.
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STREET PIZZA
PROJECTED OPENING: Spring 2024 501 7th Street NW Gordon Ramsay North America has announced that Street Pizza is coming to D.C.'s East End neighborhood this Spring. The menu will feature items such as full specialty pizzas and bottomless pizzas by the slice, cocktails, craft beers, and desserts. The design inside this new concept will a contemporary interpretation of a European pizza shop. This new location is also a short walk away from Capitol One Arena and Chinatown; For more information, visit their website here.