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Iconic Seafood Chain Lands Prime Logan Circle Spot

Baltimore-based Phillips Seafood acquires former Tortilla Coast location

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Local crab haven Phillips Seafood no longer has an outpost along the primed-for-action Southwest waterfront, but is projected to try something different in bustling Logan Circle.

Washington Business Journal reports that the regional chain, which previously operated a popular seafood buffet on the very site that three weeks from now developers hope will be flooded with people mesmerized by the jaw-dropping Wharf complex, has signed a lease to open a new restaurant in the same plot Tex-Mex eatery Tortilla Coast abandoned earlier this summer.

Homegrown Clover Restaurant Group operates the original Tortilla Coast on Capitol Hill and exported the casual chips-and-salsa source further west a few years back. It closed unceremoniously in June.

Eater reached out to Baltimore-based Phillips regarding its plans for the corner lot but has not heard back. WBJ points out that the corporate operation has some non-seafood related properties in its portfolio, including newish Chinatown sports bar 10 Tavern.

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