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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Euro Market and Café Opens

Thanks to JMC for telling me a few days ago about the opening of Euro Market and Café in one of the Convention Center exterior retail spaces. Located at 7th and L Streets, Euro Market and Café offers sandwiches, salads, soups, coffees, ice cream, smoothies, magazines, and much more.

On Sunday, I headed to Euro Market and Café for lunch. Like any new restaurant, there is room for improvement in the areas of efficiency and consistency, but overall I was very impressed with my sandwich and with the menu. I will definitely be back for another sandwich soon and (after I’ve earned it…) for some of their tempting frozen delights.

Euro Market and Café
7th and L Streets

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is great news! I was thinking how cool it would be for all of the new restaurants to offer outdoor seating -- it would really liven up the streetscape and draw attention to the new businesses, I think... (Old Dominion, Chan's, etc...)

Shaw Rez said...

I *think* I read on the Life in Mt. Vernon blog that outdoor seating is coming to Euro Market and Cafe within a week! I agree thath outdoor seating will really add to the streetscape.

On a somewhat related note, I don't think I saw any signage for Euro up yet. Hopefully their sign will look cool and unique, thereby adding to the streetscape also.

Drew said...

In case you decide Euro Market would be a wonderful way to start off your week... know they are closed on Mondays. If I remember correctly they are open Tuesday through Sunday, 6:30am - 8pm.

Gonna grab a lunch sandwich from there today!

Anonymous said...

That's great! Back on the topic of outdoor seating, do you think that the 9th street places would be interested in doing outdoor seating? I remember when Azi's added it, I was blown away with how great it looked, and it does draw attention to the businesses.......

Shaw Rez said...

Anon - Possibly; it's worth asking, anyway! The sidewalks by OD and Chan's may be too narrow for any significant outdoor seating area (if my memory serves me, Euro's sidewalk frontage on L Street is pretty wide; I'm guessing that's where their outdoor seating is going), but a table or two may be manageable.

Anonymous said...

Shaw Rez - great point. I hadn't thought about that...I think I'll ask next time I stop by! :) The recent retail progress really is exciting...

Shaw Rez said...

Agreed, anon--very, very exciting!

Shaw Rez said...

I think that there are a few permit hurdles through which they'd have to jump before being able to have outdoor seating, fyi.

Anonymous said...

You're definitely right about the permit, I just thought of that myself! :) I assume they're not too tough to get, though...
ps - Still lovin' the blog!!

Anonymous said...

The permit process for outdoor seating is a nightmare, especially if you want to serve alcohol.
It involves architectural drawings, DCRA and DDOT involvement. Also it can involve ANC input. There is sometimes and inspection process involved as well. I don't know why DC makes it so hard for businesses to get anything done.

Drew said...

small correction:

They will NOT be closed every Monday. Actual hours are:

Monday-Friday 6:30am-8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-10:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm

The owner said they are working out all the new restaurant kinks and would have a "grand opening" in about a week.

Anonymous said...

Hey ShawRez, you got a shout out on metrocurean today! Props!

Anonymous said...

BOYCOTT>>>

Just to let you guys now that the owners of this establishment have not paid there contractor in full and do not plan on paying it. So please support your local contractors and boycott this establishment and