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Bread Furst, Pret a Manger and Much More on the Way!

Welcome to the Plywood Report, where we fill you in on what's coming up in food. See anything happening in your neighborhood? Let us know.
smucker-farms-ply-250.jpg1) Dupont Circle: HuffPost DC learns that the owner of Marvelous Market and Breadline is opening up a brand new bakery on Connecticut Avenue near the Washington Hilton. Slated for late February, Bread Furst will be an American-style bakery (not French) and will serve breakfast and lunch. Beyond bread, there will also be cakes, cookies and pies. [PLYWOOD]

2) Union Station: Prince of Petworth reports that sandwich chain Pret a Manger is headed to Union Station. They've got plywood sheds up covered in lots of corporate signage and someone working on the site tells PoP that they're still a month or so away from opening. [PLYWOOD]

3) U Street: Signage has gone up at the Smucker Farms storefront on 14th Street, as you can perhaps see from this regrettably blurry camera phone photo. The forthcoming farm-to-market store hails from Lancaster County. [PLYWOOD]

4) U Street: Prince of Petworth takes a look inside the well-under-construction future Matchbox location on 14th Street and has photographic evidence of the progress they're making in demolition. [PLYWOOD]

5) College Park: Nycci Nellis hears from Ferhat Yalcin that his new restaurant Fishnet has passed its health inspection and is waiting for one last inspection before it can open to the public. [POST-PLYWOOD]

6) Dupont Circle: Prince of Petworth spots a liquor license application in the old Anna Maria's Italian Restaurant space on Connecticut Avenue that indicates it will be replaced by a tavern called The Board Room. There will also be vintage games and a jukebox. [PLYWOOD]

7) Capitol Hill: Prince of Petworth reports that Gourmet Pizza is headed to Barracks Row. A letter from the owner explains the concept and sets a target opening for springtime. [PLYWOOD]

8) Penn Quarter: Penn Quarter Living snaps a picture of the door to what will become Freshii in the old Gifford's space on E Street and notes that the storefront windows were "very recently papered." [PLYWOOD]

9) Chipotle: Prince of Petworth goes on a Chipotle updating spree, checking up on the forthcoming Mt. Vernon Square, Barracks Row and Cleveland Park locations of the burrito chain. They are in various stages of complete: Mt. Vernon Square is just about done were it not for the handwritten "not open" sign in the window; Barracks Row has plywood sheds up; and Cleveland Park is basically untouched. [POST-PLYWOOD, PLYWOOD, PRE-PLYWOOD]

Smucker Farms [Photo: Amy McKeever/]


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Bread Furst

1825 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC