The owners of Absolute Thai restaurant at 521 G NW in Penn Quarter/Judiciary Sq will open a noodle themed restaurant just a block away at 772 5th St NW. 772 was most recently a Quizno's. Absolute Noodle will, naturally, focus on noodle dishes and could include plates like ramen, spicy thai noodles or drunken noodle. There is no menu at the moment. The requested seat load is 49. I can't imagine 50 people in that old Quizno's space, but I'm not sure of the entire square footage, so perhaps it is larger than I know. No posted ABRA hearing notices up just yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if they decided to seek an alcohol licence at some point.
This restaurant will join a small collection of eateries near 5th and G NW including the aforementioned Absolute Thai, Burger King, Family Dinette, Market to Market and Irish Channel. Owners hope to open by November. Good luck!