Mike Isabella plans to open not one, but a whopping ten different restaurants in Tysons Corner by 2017.
The plan: Isabella Eatery, a more than 40,000 square foot space located in the Tysons Galleria. There, Isabella will house a combination of his existing restaurants and new concepts. A common area will have around 300 seats; Streetsense is doing the design.
What to expect: versions of Graffiato (Italian), Kapnos (Mediterranean), Pepita (Mexican), Yona (noodles) and Requin (seafood), all pre-established restaurant brands from himself and partners Jonah Kim and Jennifer Carroll. On the new side of the equation: Spanish tapas (a restaurant called Arroz), old-school ice cream, coffee (Non Fiction Coffee is the name there), cocktails (Octagon Bar) and more grilled meats (Trim). There will be some differences from the original restaurants that inspired the spin-offs: Requin Raw Bar will focus on uncooked seafood, for example, while Yona's slant here will be more fast-casual.
The project is a partnership with development company General Growth Properties. It's one of several food hall-type projects that have been seen across the country lately. They're still working on naming an executive chef and general manager for the project, according to a press release. The opening will be in summer 2017.
Isabella Eatery, 2001 International Drive, Tysons Corner, Va.