Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New Bistro for Adams Morgan, Meeps Remodels

2102 18th St NW; the Duchess & the Queen

The property at 2102 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan is slated to become a bistro style restaurant according to on-site posted DC ABRA (Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration) notice. 

The building I know as the "Dutchess & the Queen" --for the decal on the front window-- is adjacent to Meeps Vintage Fashionette clothing store.

The ABRA paperwork indicates that this space is slated for a restaurant in the style of "Belgium bistro" [sic]. The requested seating capacity is 160 including a request for 12 seats as part of an outdoor café. Total occupancy load request is 280. 

Also indicated: the restaurant will be a brew pub. Will they actually brew beer on site? Unknown. The requested hours of operation are: 10AM-2AM Sun, 8AM-2AM Mon-Thu, 8AM-3AM Fri-Sat. Perhaps they're planning to serve brunch and lunch. More details as they come.

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In related news, Meeps Vintage Fashionette is closed for a few weeks in order to complete a small scale renovation. This long time DC go-to spot for affordable vintage was recently acquired by the owners of Treasury. The new owners are finishing (a mostly cosmetic) makeover of the interior space along with refreshing the clothing stock. No specific date noted for the reopening, but a sign on the door indicates "mid-late July."