Friday, July 11, 2008

New Retail & Restaurants

It has been rumored for a little while now, but this article in the Washington Business Journal gives the news a little bit more credibility.

We heard in February that Four Points LLC had begun plans to transform the Curtis Companies' office buildings and parking lots on MLK Avenue in downtown Anacostia into a massive mixed-use development (stay tuned for more on that in the next few days). Turns out Curtis also owned many of the older retail buildings along MLK, and that Four Points is working with them to reignite and redevelop all of their real estate in Anacostia.

With plans for over 1.5 million square feet of redevelopment just across the street, Four Points wants to fill all of their existing retail buildings with stores and eateries before the other projects deliver. That way, the corridor will be more attractive and much more alive than it is right now.

Announced today are three new retail / restaurant possibilities:

Fat Face Bar-B-Que, a bbq joint with a menu honed from generations of North Carolina recipes, to be located at 2204 MLK Ave.

a sporting goods and clothing store, to be located at 2200 MLK Ave. Reminder, please restore this building to original amazingness. Thanks.

Jazz ‘N Soul CafĂ©, with live music, cocktails and sit-down eating, possibly opening on Shannon Place between U and V Streets, or at an undisclosed location along MLK Ave.

photos and graphic by DG-rad

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