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Washington Business Journal is reporting that Pizzeria Paradiso owner/chef Ruth Gresser is having “conversations with the developers of DC USA about potentially opening up an outpost of her restaurant at the big-box center across from the Metro station” in Columbia Heights.
The gentrified-within-an-inch of its life neighborhood is already home to two fine pie joints, RedRocks and Pete’s Apizza, but Gresser tells the Journal that she’s still bullish on the ‘hood. “I feel like it’s a different neighborhood from Dupont Circle, and with all the commercial and residential growth happening there, it seems like there could be an uptick of people who would be interested in us,” she tells the paper.
Before possibly opening the third location, however, Gresser says she needs to focus her energies on moving her Dupont Circle eatery to the former Bike Shop-District Hardware space at 2003 P St. NW, just behind the Blaine Mansion.