7 Responses to “Landrum executes second lease at City Vista”


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  1. Sara

    Great news! Any idea what is holding up the Chipotle lease?

  2. John Thompson

    Deliciously OUTSTANDING!!!!

    I can’t wait for these to open. I’m hopeful that RYSE has a hip coffee house component to it a la Chinatown Coffee Co. (that place had a GERAT vibe) – but with MORE seating & later hours (10 or 11 p.m.). I really would like to have a better option than the CV Starbucks. :) Hint, hint….

  3. MyTwoCents

    Chipotle seems like a misfit among the other restaurants in the CV since the others are all locally owned. Any reason why Chipotle was given preference over some other local restaurant? Just asking.

  4. FourthandEye

    @MyTwoCents – Chipotle is a bit of a misfit but overall you have to be thrilled how non-national chains City Vista will have. Back in February 2009 when Edens and Avant purchased the retail component and became the landlord . The E&A portfolio at the time was entirely suburban strip malls with Dial-a-Mattress stores and other chain or generic businesses. In the end they’ve exceeded any expectations I could have had.

  5. FourthandEye

    @John Thompson

    My experience with Landrum’s other concepts (3 are within 2 blocks of my office) and the below quotes from the Washingtonian chat make me nearly certain that RYSE will be more substance than style. I firmly believe it’s not going to shoot for a Chintown Coffee type vibe.

    “The main purpose of the cafe will be to provide those modern services that everyone takes for granted today, of a modern coffee shop, and to provide those services in neighborhoods throughout the city that are underserved or not served at all.
    “The first Ryse is a prototype to work out the operating model, which we will then seed throughout the city where most needed. Our goal in this is to not only provide services, but employment opportunities in neighborhoods where people live. And further, to allow for employees to become economic stakeholders — even part-owners — or earn the right to become franchise holders.”

  6. The Watcher

    Chipotle and Ray’s…2 thumbs way up. FINALLY !! descent food at City Vista. Bring it on.

  7. NO

    I also think chipotle is an odd fit, esp with 3 restaraunts offering more of a fast food/lunch approach (Taylor, Ryse & Hellsburger). I would like to see some varierty, moving away from the food front, such as a nail boutique (i.e. Mimosa’s in dupont). There isn’t one in the area…you have to go out to dupont.