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CAVA COMING TO CLARENDON
Posted on Jul 7th, 2010
The Greek restaurant has signed a deal to open its third area location within the new Station Square development along Clarendon Boulevard in Arlington. The restaurant has leased 3,900 square feet of space, according to Tom Papadopoulos of Papadopoulos Properties, who brokered the deal.
“I think it’s our perfect demographic,” Cava owner Ted Xenohristos said. “Plus, it’s like a little city over there. I really fell in love with the space right away.”
Cava got its start in Rockville, and eventually expanded to Capitol Hill’s Barracks Row neighborhood, where it is one of the area’s busiest destinations. The Clarendon space will be similar in size to the Capitol Hill location, which is about twice the size of the original Rockville restaurant. The company also has a retail line of products.
The Clarendon Cava will be very similar to the group’s other restaurants, though Xenohristos is toying with some new ideas, such as adding a rotisserie spit for cooking meats.
Xenohristos is working with D.C. based Core Architecture and Design on the buildout. He hopes to open within the next six to seven months.
Meanwhile, Cava's pending arrival is consistent with the recent trend of local entrepreneurs rather than chain restaurants taking the lead in Clarendon restaurant expansion