Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hand Held Food Filling Out the Walk

Pretzels and crepes for all! If you want lunch food in Penn Quarter anyway. The last few weeks have seen the opening of Crepes on the Walk and Auntie Anne's Pretzels at 701 7th Street. The shops are outside on "The Walk," the name that's starting to catch on to the Gallery Place arcade at 7th and G Streets. The other stores on "The Walk" are Clyde's, Häagen-Dazs, Sushi Go Round and Smoothie King.

Crepes on the Walk is part of the local Crepes-a-Go-Go mini-chain. They have four stores. Auntie Anne's is a franchised location of the Lancaster, PA pretzel maker. They have over 1,000 locations worldwide. Along with Smoothie King, these businesses seem to be capitalizing on the lunch to go crowd and tourists. Not a bad plan; we'll see if it works long term.