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Boston's Clover is Eyeing the D.C. Market

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Boston's Vegetarian-friendly food truck and restaurant chain Clover Food Lab has its sights set on D.C. The company's being pretty transparent about the search for space on its blog.

Based on advice from very experienced operators who know a lot more about DC than I do, we're thinking it would make sense to open 2 sites: 1 that is in a more developing area, the other in an already developed area. That's our rough thinking. We have a lot to do to figure out if this is the right direction or not.

A site became available on H street, near 10th. This is an area with an &Pizza and a Taylor Gourmet, 2 hot new chains in DC. I love the building, and there's room to do some really creative stuff, and the trolley is just being added. Those are all exciting things. But when I shared this with a friend who knows DC really really well he said he thought it was much too gritty for us. Didn't think it would be a good early location. DC-ers out there, what do you think?

Eater Boston has written extensively about Clover, including their rapid growth, their transition to brick-and-mortar and their recent scare with salmonella.
· All Clover Coverage [-EB-]
· Clover [Official Site]

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