It seems like D.C. developers are going all in on food halls, and in a sign of the times, a former Anthropologie and PF Chang’s in Chevy Chase will soon flip into The Heights Food Hall at Wisconsin Place. According to a press release, popular Alexandria-based restaurant group Common Plate Hospitality will expand into Maryland and open its first food hall. The venue will be located near the Friendship Heights Metro stop at 5406 Wisconsin Ave.
The restaurateurs behind Urbano 116, Urbano @ Mosaic, Mason Social, and Augie’s Mussel House and Beer Garden in Virginia will aim for a spring 2022 opening for The Heights Food Hall.
Expect to find eight food stalls, a full-service bar, and a speakeasy. Old Town Tex-Mex restaurant Urbano 116 will spin off into the food hall with Urbano @ The Heights. The plan is to open every day from 11 a.m. to midnight, and to offer both indoor seating in a white space accented with colorful art as well as outdoor patio dining.
Other neighborhoods with their own new food halls include Dupont Circle, which just saw the opening of mini-golf-equipped Swingers. Capitol Hill has The Roost, and the highly anticipated Western Market is expected to open later this summer in Foggy Bottom.