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Planned Navy Yard Beer Bar Is No More

Metropolitan Hospitality Group pulls the plug on exporting Open Road to Southeast

Bar fare from Open Road.
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Virginia-based Metropolitan Hospitality Group (MHG) is no longer bringing neighborhood bar Open Road to Navy Yard.

Management tells Eater the company still plans to open another dining establishment in red-hot Southeast, but says it’s priorities have shifted. “We’re actually changing the Open Road concept and launching a new concept altogether,” management says, adding that details about the developing venture would be revealed “soon.”

Meanwhile, the forthcoming Circa that MHG first floated in September 2015, is just now getting underway. Management says construction at that location (99 M Street SE) is now scheduled to begin this summer, with an opening projected before the end of the year. Australian coffee chain Bluestone Lane, which has already opened two locations in D.C., has signed on to bring one of its cafes to the same building.

Circa’s most recent addition is its two-story outpost in Chinatown. The original Dupont Circle location closed late last year.

Circa - Chinatown

781 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 Visit Website

Open Road

8100 Lee Highway, , VA 22042 (571) 395-4400 Visit Website