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RI Row Anticipated Openings

Some long awaited businesses at Rhode Island Row are finally seeing the finish line to open their doors for business. Chipotle was schedule to open recently but their date has moved to Aug 20 (originally suppose to be July 31) and news of Carolina Kitchen has been on the community’s minds for quite a while now since we first learned of their intent over a year ago. The latest is that they are aiming for a November opening, in time for Thanksgiving. Construction has already begun so this is more of a realistic time frame instead of “keep our fingers crossed” kind of date. So what else are we waiting on or is new to the slate of businesses at the Row?

top_left_SALATHAIlogoOf course, we all know and are excited about Sala Thai coming to the Avenue with an anticipated September opening. Another anticipated September opening will be Arte Nail and Spa Salon.

Another leased space is going to Jersey Mike’s , which will be the sub shop’s first entry into DC. Although this is a national chain with hundreds of locations, they currently have four franchises in the metro area. Their menu boasts cold and hot subs, wraps, and a kid’s menu. This could be a better break than a typical Subway.

Rhode Island Row is in talks to finalize three more leases, which we will let everyone know about once they have finalized the deals, but in the meantime, it looks like we will have some new places to try out this fall!


Rhode Island Row Grand Opening

The new mixed use development called Rhode Island Row had its grand opening yesterday (Thursday, June 21) and the neighborhood turned out to enjoy some great food from Carolina Kitchen, great locally brewed beer from DC Brau, and even greater company (the Friends of RIA were well represented in their t-shirts).  The new development, already with an open CVS, will also include a Carolina Kitchen, a Chipotle, and many other retailers. Residents are already living in the residential units above the retail spaces and many could be seen enjoying the live music of the grand opening party from their balconies all around the pool area.

Below are some pictures from the event that we found on Twitter…if you attended and have more, send them to the Insider so we can include them!

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Carolina Kitchen’s Entry into DC

Carolina Kitchen is coming to Rhode Island Row.

We recently received a postcard in the mail to announce that the restaurant, already with locations in Hyattsville and Largo, is coming to the new development at the Rhode Island Metro station. The restaurants own website does not list the location (although it lists several new locations in the works – including Chinatown). As someone who has been to the restaurant’s location in Hyattsville, next to the AMC Movie Theater, a couple of times, it is a big win for us to have one closer.

The menu for this restaurant includes:

Cajun Grilled Pork Chop
Two flame grilled, tender pork chops with zesty Cajun seasoning served with rice pilaf, macaroni & cheese and classic vegetable blend

Chesapeake Platter
Succulent fried lobster tail, jumbo meat crab cake, fried shrimp, spicy wings and your choice of two side items

Smothered Fried Chicken
Two pieces of fried chicken covered in grandma’s gravy over fresh garlic mashed potatoes and two side fixins

Country Fried Croaker
Country fried bone fish served with collard greens and potato salad

Among other things…see the full menu here.

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