The Mosaic District continues to expand with new restaurants and retail every month. Some new openings include a new Indian restaurant, a window coverings retailer, and a dumplings restaurant.
In case you missed the big news, Requin, the upscale French-Mediterranean restaurant by TopChef darlings, Jennifer Carroll and Mike Isabella is now open. The restaurant has opened as a ‘pop-up’ in Fairfax’s Mosaic District before its permanent home at the Wharf development in Southwest D.C. opens in 2017.
- Choolaah (meaning ‘oven’) looks to ‘transform the Indian food experience globally’ and is bringing their fast casual Indian barbecue concept that cooks food in clay tandoor ovens to Mosaic in late summer 2016. They describes themselves as “exotically familiar” and “adventurously American.” Its dishes are centered around chicken, lamb meatballs, salmon, paneer cheese, and veggie croquettes.
Chief Creative Officer, Jay Nesbit said, “We were drawn to the Virginia, Maryland and D.C. area because of it’s vibrant economy, ethnic diversity and it’s reputation for embracing new and exciting restaurant concepts. We are very excited to partner with Eden’s Mosaic District for our first location in the area. We are a design centric concept seeking to redefine the Indian dining experience. We saw a similar sensibility of approach with how Mosaic is creating a smart, uniquely designed and well curated shopping environment. Our brand is not only built upon our food, service, marketing and space, but also our location. We were very discerning on where to plant our first flag and Mosaic was for us, the obvious choice. We are on target to open our doors in early summer of 2016 and look forward to being an engaged member of the Northern Virginia community.”
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- The Shade Store will offer a wide variety of blinds, drapes, and curtains, hence the name, in materials ranging from woven wood to metal. All of the styles on the company’s web site appear to be contemporary and high-end. The chain has dozens of locations across the country, but none open now in the DC area. January 2016, projected opening.
- Dumpling Go started out as a food truck in Arlington and is planning to expand and open it’s first ‘brick-and-mortar’ restaurant. It serves chicken, shrimp, pork, and vegetarian dumplings. There is another New York restaurant called “Dumpling Go”, but it may not be the same concept. More update soon!