Thursday, August 21, 2008

Delays For New Restaurant Set to Fill Viridian Space

As originally reported on Metrocurean and elsewhere, the former Viridian space on 14th St. between Q and P St. is set to become Italian tratorria Posto. Unfortunately, an anticipated August opening date is going to have to be postponed due to a "combination of factors", according to Posto owner Paolo Sacco.

Sacco, owner of downtown Italian eatery Tosca, cited delays in obtaining the necessary construction permits as one of the reasons why Logan Circle residents will have to wait a bit longer to try chef Massimo Fabbri's take on Italian cuisine. Sacco, who also happens to be a neighborhood resident, expressed hope that the delays would be overcome quickly and is looking towards a launch in mid-October.

The 14thandYous enjoyed one lovely meal at Viridian--on New Year's Eve, ironically the restaurant's last day in operation--and have lamented its passing ever since. Hopefully, Posto will live up to the standards of both its predecessor and the lovely building in which it will reside. We do have one question, though: does this mean Posto will also utilize the large, vinyl banner to advertise $10 parking in the gravel lot next door?


Anonymous said...

not related to your post, but i thought you might want to let everyone know about this:


U Street Closure for 50th Anniversary of Ben’s Chili Bowl

One Block will be Shutdown for August 22 Celebration

Media Contact: John Lisle at (202) 671-2004

WASHINGTON, DC — One block of U Street, NW, between 12th and 13th Streets, will be closed on Friday, August 22nd, for the 50th anniversary celebration of Ben’s Chili Bowl.

The roadway is scheduled to be blocked off beginning at 7am and reopened to traffic at 4pm. Parking restrictions will be in effect 1200 block of U Street and the 1200 block of Florida Avenue.

Ben’s Chili Bowl, located at 1213 U Street, NW, opened on August 22, 1958.

Mr. Other Upper NW said...

Thanks anon. This probably merits its own post.