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Eastern Market Metro Park Update 09/27/22

James Beard Award Winner Tom Colicchio to Open First Full-Service D.C. Concept at Market Square

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EQ Office, a leader in creating inspiring workplace destinations, today announced plans for James Beard award winning chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality Tom Colicchio to open his first full-service concept in Washington, D.C. at Market Square, a landmark property that sits equidistant to the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

The 10,000-square-foot restaurant will be located at 701 Pennsylvania Ave. and is being designed by INC Architecture & Design, the award-winning New York-based studio known for their innovative hospitality design for 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, the TWA Hotel, and The Line Hotel DC. Chef Colicchio’s restaurant is expected to open in 2023.

“The addition of this restaurant concept will further the vibrancy of the Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street office corridor, adding a hospitality-like experience to a modern workplace setting,” said Morgan Monroe, Director, Portfolio Management at EQ Office, and market lead. “There is no one better suited than Chef Colicchio to add to D.C.’s culinary scene and solidify Market Square as a destination.”

Market Square, co-owned with Columbia Property Trust, was designed by Washington, D.C.-based Hartman-Cox Architects in 1990. It brings together historic beauty and modern amenities to meet the needs of today’s workforce, with a focus on wellness and hospitality-driven experience. Comprised of two towers on Pennsylvania Avenue that wrap around the U.S. Navy Memorial, Market Square is home to over 30 Fortune 500 companies.

“We are thrilled that Tom has found a permanent home for his new culinary experience at Market Square. As someone who’s worked with both hospitality and design teams in other cities, to bring a chef with countless accolades to D.C. is a win for the city and community,” said Scott Silverstein, Director, Portfolio Management at EQ Office.

“As our customers and business leaders seek innovative ways to engage their workforce, we believe that crafting unique experiences, such as this, will help them in their mission to attract and retain their talent,” added Monroe. “The workplace has been forever changed, and by adding a concept from a chef of this caliber to the fabric of Market Square, EQ will create an even more special environment for both tenants and guests alike.”

Market Square’s amenities are focused on bridging the gap between the office and the home, including a 10,000-square-foot fitness center, premier conference facility, and a 9,000-square-foot rooftop with breathtaking views of Washington, D.C. JLL is the exclusive office leasing team for the property. Washington, D.C.-based Miller Walker Retail Real Estate leads retail leasing. The ownership team and Crafted Hospitality worked with FOC (Friend of Chef) out of New York City to bring the deal to fruition.

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