Building upon the recent openings of Potbelly, Tynan Coffee & Tea and the Harris Teeter late last year the NoMA Bid has kept the momentum going in the new year. On January 16th a new CVS Pharmacy opened at 1st & M Streets NE across the street from the Harris Teeter’s main entrance. Announcements have also been made with regards to three restaurants that will open this Spring in the new neighborhood.
Kitchen on K Street (press release)
to be located at the Loree Grand (3rd & K Streets NE)
Chef Gillian Clark plans to open a new neighborhood restaurant in NoMa at Third and K Streets, NE, in the Loree Grand at Union Place. “Kitchen on K Street” will open in April or May, bringing back the popular Colorado Kitchen concept Clark is known for. Clark also runs the General Store restaurant in Silver Spring.
Kitchen on K Street will be a full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as offering a bar with counter seating. Clark chose the NoMa spot for its neighborhood feel and history – the Loree Grand is named in honor of Loree Murray, a longtime Northeast resident and community leader. “We saw the building and where it was – what it represents for the neighborhood in the naming of the Loree Grand,” Clark said. “It’s a new building, but has the neighborhood feel and charm of an older building.”
Chef Gillian Clark was featured on an episode of Food Network’s Thowdown with Bobby Flay this week. Clark and Flay squared off in a Fried Chicken competition. The episode will re-run Saturday January 22nd at 7pm so set your DVRs.
Watershed (press release)
to be located at the Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning culinary skills of Chef Todd Gray, owner of Equinox Restaurant, will be showcased throughout Watershed’s inventive assortment of time-honored American fare with a focus on seafood specialties prepared in traditional regional Eastern seaboard fashion. Chef Gray has crafted a roster of traditional favorites like Maryland crab cake sandwiches, steamed mussels, pan-fried oysters and daily grilled fish specials, and infused them with the signature style that has earned him accolades and a loyal following across the Mid-Atlantic.
Watershed offers three distinctive settings including a restaurant, lively raw bar and lounge and an airy patio complete with sweeping street-front views down First Street, NE, from Constitution Square. Watershed will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner – and the breakfast component is an exciting change of pace for the Grays, Ellen said.
Roti Mediterranean Grill (website)
to be located at 1275 1st Street NE
“The retail momentum continues in NoMa, with the recent signing of Roti Mediterranean Grill at Constitution Square. The 2,386-square-foot space fronts First Street, NE, and sits between Potbelly Sandwich Works, which opened in September, and Tynan Coffee and Tea, an independent coffee shop that opens in November. Roti will open by early 2011.”