Tuesday, July 29, 2014

WBJ: Copycat Co. Headed to Newsom Space

The Newsom building is the distinctive looking one with the single big arch. Here's a fun photo of the block way back in 2006.

Washington Business Journal's Michael Neibauer reports that 1110 H Street (next door to the Daily Rider) will become a bar restaurant called Copycat Co. The article says the 1,760 square foot space will consist of: "fast-casual dining on the first floor and a bar on the second."

No word yet on the type of cuisine, but Neibauer does mention one name behind the new venture: Devin Gong. Gong is a well known craft bartender. Gong previously tended bar at MiniBar's cocktail lab Barmini, so this is definitely one to watch.


Anonymous said...

love the old photos

inked said...

It looks SO different.

Alan Page said...

Funny, I was just thinking how it still looks mostly the same.

Here's a link to a flick I took of the papered over windows at the former Newsom space:

Looks like work is underway. That picture is a few days old.

Anonymous said...

The world would be a better place if we just pretended the term "craft bartender" didnt exist

pat said...

there appears to be some action at the Ohio Restaurant these days.

4th and G said...

@Anonymous 5:35

Whenever I hear someone describe themselves as a "craft bartender," I order a gin & tonic with rail gin. It's a great way to passive-aggressively deflate the ego.

Anonymous said...

..."fast-casual dining on the first floor and a bar on the second."

When are we going to get more higher-end restaurants like the Atlas Room? Enough with the "fast-casual dining" thing. We have enough of those already.

Anonymous said...

not enough of those on the west end...
thank you michos though.