A Deli Now Open, West Wing Café Opening Lounge in Spring
Washington, DC, February 3, 2012 – Two new restaurants are announced in NoMa. A Deli, offering Italian fare, Philly cheesesteaks and homemade cannoli, opened February 1 at 1300 Second Street, NE. West Wing Café has leased the retail space in 1100 First Street, NE and plans a spring opening; the restaurant will have weekend and evening hours, and create an evening lounge serving wine, beer and sake.
Both restaurants are regional chains owned by local families. NoMa is the fourth location for A Deli, said owner and manager Arun Kapoor. “We just loved the spot and loved this area,” he said of the Second Street location near Courtyard by Marriott, The Perfect Pita, Five Guys, 7-Eleven and the New York Avenue Metro Station. A Deli will cater to a breakfast and lunch crowd, with hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
West Wing Café has four other locations in DC, and each one brings its own unique flair. “NoMa is such a good area,” said Randy Boehm of Washington, DC Retail Brokers. “It is a mix of residential and office, and the neighborhood will be alive seven days a week from morning well into the evening. That’s any retailer’s dream, quite honestly.” West Wing Café will offer sushi, panini and high-end deli fare during the day, then transition into an evening lounge. “They want to create the sort of ambiance that will attract residents to come and linger,” Boehm said. West Wing Café will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; they leased the entire retail space of 4,400 SF.
Other NoMa restaurant openings in 2012: Zuppa Fresca.
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last five years, private developers have invested more than $3 billion in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. In 2010, more than 6,000 people moved into NoMa to live or work; and eight new retailers opened for business. NoMa has 15 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in DC, with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Met Branch Trail, and six Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, DC. For more information about NoMa, visit nomabid.wpengine.com and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID; or Facebook at www.facebook.com/nomabid.
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