Construction at Veranda, the new Mediterranean restaurant coming to the corner of 11th and P Streets, seems to have picked up significantly this past week. This morning I noticed several banners hanging outside the space announcing that the restaurant is "coming soon" (see above photo), as well as numerous construction trucks along the block. I peeked inside an open door to see that a lot of the drywall is up, and the industrial hoods in the kitchen have been installed. I can't wait to meet neighbors here for a coffee, a mezze, a tapa, a beer or an ouzo.
It's exciting that our dining options are increasing so quickly! Check out this interesting article about how restaurants typically drive neighborhood revitalization.