Downtowner Business Ins and Outs


IN: Cava Grill Opening in Dupont Circle

Popular fast casual Mediterranean restaurant, Cava Grill, has opened the doors at its newest location, in Dupont Circle. The long-requested eatery will feature a dedicated space for online order pick-ups, an interior green installation and the exclusive new Green Harissa dressing, which features flavors of jalapeños, lemon and herbs. The new location will be at 1222 Connecticut Ave. NW, near the south side of the circle.

IN: New Nordstrom Rack in Penn Quarter by Fall 2016

Between a thriving political and business scene, it looks like the District is making more room for its fashion scene as well. This fall, Nordstrom Rack will open in a new Penn Quarter location. The new location will be two stories and approximately 37,000 square feet of discount shopping. The much-anticipated new Nordstrom Rack store will be located at 555 12th St. NW.

IN: Jo Malone London Coming to CityCenterDC

British boutique Jo Malone London, known for their classic ivory and black aesthetics, is slated to open at CityCenterDC on May 31. This will be the first of the brand’s stand-alone store in the D.C. metro area. Jo Malone London is known for their fragrances, candles and other beauty and home products. The new address for Jo Malone London will be 875 10th St. NW.

IN: EatBar Returns to the District

Despite originally closing in October 2014, EatBar is back and better than over in their new Barracks Row location. The restaurant features unique decor made from gathered cassette tapes that which spell out the word “EAT” across an entire wall. New menu choices are grouped as “snacky things,” “bready things,” “meat + cheesy things,” “beastly things” and “green things,” which range from stuffed olives to flatbread to salads (and so much more). EatBar also has over 100 bottles of wine, 18 beers on tap and a 30-bottle list. EatBar can be visited at 415 8th St. SE.

OUT: Iconic Bar Millie & Al’s Closing on April 7

Popular Adams Morgan bar Millie & Al’s, known for their revered $1 Jell-O shots, will be locking up its 18th Street location one last time on April 7. To commemorate its final day, the bar will be opening early, at 4 p.m. on April 7, to celebrate its business and have one “final hoorah,” said owner Barbara Shapiro. To stop by before closure, visit the bar at 2440 18th St. NW and enjoy a drink or two.

OUT: Poste Closing in Penn Quarter

After 14 years, French restaurant Poste Moderne Brasserie will close the doors to its Penn Quarter location on May 31 for construction. Poste will discontinue its lunch service on May 25 before full closure the following week.

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