For many years, Van Ness and the immediately surrounding area was a neighborhood of questionable restaurant choices, dominated by apartment buildings and outdated retail spots. The only mainstays were Marvelous Market, Buck's Fishing & Camping, and a Burger King.
But things started changing in 2013 with the formation of Van Ness Vision Committee, an organization which worked to attract locally based businesses to the evolving community. It is through those efforts that places such as Bread Furst opted to open in Van Ness as opposed to putting down roots in other up and coming areas. Change was also spurred by the replacement of retail heavy Van Ness Square with a new mixed use residential building.
With the change in ownership of other properties in the area, including the buildings that house Calvert Woodley Fine Wines & Spirits and Potbelly, it seems that this is just the beginning of more interesting restaurants and dining options in Van Ness.Read More