Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tiny (Hot Dog?) Restaurant Coming to Penn Quarter

750 6th Street NW is at the corner of 6th and H Sts NW.
The tiny ground level retail space at the corner of 6th and H NW has sat empty for... maybe 5 years? And if I remember correctly it was a video (adult at that) store at last occupation. 

This building at 750 6th St NW dates to 1890. But, it's now on a corner dominated by new construction. The new 777 6th Street office building is across the street, 700 SIX is a few doors down, and other glass office and residential towers have sprouted up all over what was is still known as Chinatown, however small.

There has been some activity at the site recently. The boards over the windows have been removed and an approved DCRA building permit is displayed in their place. The permit is for a 12 seat restaurant in a space that is less than 900 square feet (over 2 floors). No indication regarding specifics, like the trade name or menu. But the zoning review notes that the request is for a "Retail to Fast Food "Hot Dog" establishment." After cupcakes; after froyo; (but before donuts) I always thought hot dogs were going to be the next thing. Gross, but yeah. Hot dogs. Truth be told, any quick service, hand held food provider has a chance in this spot. Lots of office workers and tourists looking for lunch walk past this corner on a daily basis.

More details as they come.