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1) Crystal City: The signage is up for the Ben's Chili Bowl opening at Reagan National Airport. They're predicting a spring 2014 opening at the moment. [PLYWOOD]
2) Dupont Circle: A rep tells Eater that the STK location opening at 1250 Connecticut Ave. NW is making progress, even though things looked slow recently. Right now, they're predicting a late March or early April opening for the "female-friendly" steakhouse. [PLYWOOD]
3) Falls Church: Smoothies for Falls Church — brokerage firm Miller Walker Retail Real Estate sent out a blast saying that Tropical Smoothie Cafe has signed a lease for the Wilson Centre II project. [PRE-PLYWOOD]
Ben's Chili Bowl [Photo: Facebook]