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A former D.C. firehouse at 400 Massachusetts Ave. NW will be turned into a bar and restaurant run by the people behind The Dubliner and Town Hall.

A press release just blasted out by e-mail from Douglas Development has some of the details, quoting Dubliner boss Gavin Coleman, one of the lead partners in the new venture, an “American bistro” going by the name of Sixth Engine:

We loved the history of the building and wanted to open a neighborhood spot with outdoor seating. We couldn’t think of a better location than Mount Vernon… Our goal is to ensure that Sixth Engine is designed in a way that showcases and preserves the history of the building.

Also involved in the project are Jeremy Carman, Paul Holder, Paul Madrid, and Tim Walsh, who own Town Hall. It should open late this year, the release says. It’ll be 3,600 square feet. No word, for now, on exactly what will be on the menu, but we’d be surprised if it didn’t feature food that could go well with beer.

Photo via Douglas Development