Requin, Jennifer Carroll's Mosaic District pop-up restaurant, will remain in the space permanently, rather than closing to make way for a Kapnos spinoff.
The pop-up's success at the Merrifield development caused Carroll and her business partner, Mike Isabella, to change plans. This means Requin will stay at Mosaic in the same location as the pop-up. A Kapnos Kouzina will not open in the development. And a second Requin will eventually open in D.C. next year at The Wharf development in Southwest.
As a full restaurant, the French-Mediterranean Requin will offer lunch, brunch and dinner. They'll add a pre-theater menu to the slate, and also redesign the restaurant. Natalie Park Design Studio will handle the new look, which will mean changes to furniture, lighting, and eventually a 100-seat rooftop later this summer.
Though the Kapnos Kouzina concept isn't coming to Merrifield anymore, it recently opened in Bethesda. It joined the original Kapnos downtown and Kapnos Taverna in Ballston. More Kapnos-inspired food will come to Virginia next year, when Isabella Eatery opens in Tysons Corner, housing several concepts from Mike Isabella (including one from Carroll).