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Urban Adventures Companies, the group behind 901 Restaurant and Capitol City Brewing Company (as well as Vida Fitness, Bang Salon, and Aura Spa), has a new restaurant and bar in the works next to its newly-renovated gym at 1612 U St NW. And by “in the works,” we mean, “don’t expect this to open any time soon.”
CEO David von Storch says he doesn’t have a concept yet, but that the spot will be more lounge-y and more neighborhood-focused than his other restaurants. The eatery will also provide kitchen space for Vida Fitness’ penthouse pool, so fresh food can be made on the premises.
von Storch is in no rush to open. He tells Y&H he’s currently focused on negotiating a lease for a Vida, Bang, and Aura in the Navy Yard area. He doesn’t even plan to start working on the U Street restaurant until next year. Until then, the space will remain vacant.
“Sometimes I’ve gone too fast in the past, and I want to to do it right,” von Storch says.
Photo by Jessica Sidman