|1212 18th St NW|
Pei Wei has installed signage at its 1212 18th St NW location in Dupont. This fast casual style Asian restaurant has been in the works for nearly two years. 1212 18th St NW was previously a Mattress Discounters. The building is one of four in a row owned by Douglas Development. Nando's Peri-Peri occupies the first floor space next door at 1210 and Shake Shack occupies the first floor of 1216. The 1212 building is over 100 years old.
Pei Wei is owned by Arizona based P.F. Chang's China Bistro. This will be the first District location for Pei Wei. There are five restaurants in Northern Virginia and another in Columbia, Maryland. There nearly 200 stores total, including 55 in Texas and 3 international locations. Here's the menu of the Fairfax location for an idea of what you'll be able to order. Looks vegetarian friendly at first glance. No word on an exact opening date, but they've advertised for the hiring of line cooks, so I'm guessing sooner than later.