I was provided a tip earlier in the week that restaurateur Michael Landrum was deemed in breach of contract by EDENS for slow build out construction at his two leased spots at City Vista. That includes Ryse on the 5th Street frontage and what was likely to be a Ray’s Hellburger location on K Street between Mandu and Vida.
Last month the City Paper’s Young & Hungry column cited issues between Landrum and his contractor:
Last month, a D.C.-based general contractor, Genops Group, LLC, filed a series of lawsuits against Landrum and his company, MLRG, Inc., in D.C. Superior Court, charging the restaurateur with unpaid bills totaling a combined $348,483, plus interest, for construction work at three locations, including Retro Ray’s and Ray’s to the Third in Arlington, as well as the restaurateur’s yet-unopened D.C. bakery called Ryse, located on 5th Street NW near Mt. Vernon Square.
The same source anticipated that salad and frozen yogurt purveyor Sweetgreen would likely be taking the 5th Street retail bay. The potential retailers for the 2300 SF on K Street are currently less clear.