After many years of vacancy we now know what will end up at 915 F St NW, former home to multiple nightclubs. The restaurant Succotash helmed by Chef Edward Lee which has an incarnation in National Harbor will occupy a 9,000 square foot version in Penn Quarter at the F St address. The building was constructed in the early 1900s as a bank. The restaurant will plan to open in March 2017.
From the press release:
KNEAD Hospitality + Design looks to fully explore the charm and sophistication of SUCCOTASH in the 9,000 square-foot home in downtown Washington, complete with three floors and seating capacity for over 350 guests. KNEAD Hospitality + Design will work to preserve the Equitable Bank Building’s original elements, as one of DC Preservation League’s 15 designated historic interior sites in the District of Columbia. SUCCOTASH’s design will honor the building’s original aesthetic, with hints of Greek revival architecture and soaring ceilings, while introducing grand touches evocative of late southern architecture. The new design will enhance its historic declaration, as its previous incarnations were popular clubs The Fifth Column and Platinum.
SUCCOTASH DC’s menu will feature favorites from their National Harbor location as well as new selections reflective of DC tastes. In addition to offering lunch and dinner service, plans call to add brunch after SUCCOTASH’s initial opening. An equally impressive bar program is slated to complement Succotash DC’s culinary offerings, featuring over 200 varieties of whiskey and an expansive wine program.
SUCCOTASH DC will be thoughtfully conceptualized to welcome in intimate groups or large numbers of guests, featuring a Chef’s table, multiple bars, and flexible private dining options. With three private and semi private dining spaces that can accommodate parties of up to 350 guests, SUCCOTASH DC is expected to become an in-demand venue for the numerous social and business events that Washington welcomes.
Multiple Washington media outlets covered the news and they have all the juicy pictures so we’re linking them below. If readers are interested in the food that might be served (as we are), check out Succotash’s current menu here.
Chef Edward Lee is opening a massive new Succotash in Penn Quarter next year [WaPo]
Edward Lee’s Succotash is Coming to Penn Quarter [Washingtonian]