D.c.ís Trump International Hotel Stripped Of Trump Name

Posted: Nov 16, 2021

The Trump International Hotel will get a new “identity” as a Waldorf Astoria without the Trump name attached to it. Though the federal government owns the coveted property, Miami-based investment firm CGI Merchant Group signed a contract to take over the hotel’s lease for a reported $375 million. [WSJ]

The hotel’s Michelin-rated omakase gem Sushi Nakazawa won’t be affected by the sale, reports Washingtonian. The pub also bids adieu to the hotel with memories of wild times past, like the seven-step, four-photo illustration doc the hotel used to train its workers on pouring a Diet Coke for former President Donald Trump. [Washingtonian]

Shouk and Good Food Market make important expansions

Plant-based street food hub Shouk’s world-saving mission is taking root in Maryland with two new locations in Rockville’s Montrose Shopping Center (5568 Randolph Road) and in Bethesda’s Westwood Shopping Center (5436 Westbard Avenue), effectively doubling the casual eatery’s number of outlets. Shouk Rockville will open Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Shouk Bethesda is planning to open at the beginning of 2022. Shouk already has two locations in D.C. [Eaterwire]

Good Food Market and Cafe (4001 S Capitol Street SW) cuts the ribbon on its new Bellevue location this Saturday, giving the underserved Ward 8 neighborhoods more access to fresh food. While Ward 8 has approximately 80,000 residents, the Giant has been the only full-service grocery store until now. [DCist]

Spike Mendelsohn plots a Santa Rosa Taqueria revival

Spike Mendelsohn and family’s Santa Rosa Taqueria is returning to a new location at 301 Pennsylvania Avenue just a few doors down from the original at 315 Pennsylvania Avenue, where the pandemic forced it to shutter in late February. The new location, opening in the 2022, was previously a Pret-A-Manger. [EaterWire]

Author: Stephanie Carter
Date: November 16, 2021

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