The debut of a Trump Hotel within the Old Post Office building is still pretty far away — an early 2016 opening is planned. But brokers have already begun discussions with potential chefs and restaurateurs who would like to bring their concepts to the Trump project once it gets off the ground.
Bethesda-based Streetsense is handling the leasing for the project. Managing partner Jeff Pollak would not share specific names about who has been in talks for the restaurant spaces, but said that both nationally-known cooks and local, homegrown chefs have expressed interest in the Trump property. "The current strategy includes three signature restaurants and several casual offerings, along with some destination luxury retail," he said.
Trump's projects often feature multiple restaurants, and some boast marquee names such as Jean–Georges Vongerichten.