Pret a Manger Opens PA Avenue, SE, Location on Friday, August 1
by Larry Janezich
The new Pret A Manger (formerly Cosi) at 3rd and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, is scheduled to open Friday, August 1. The high-end sandwich shop will offer sandwiches, salads, fresh fruit, wraps, soups, baguettes, as well as pastries, bagels, muffins and hot oatmeal.
From their website: “We make our stuff fresh so we can sell it fresh (it’s old fashioned but works well). We donate our sandwiches to charity instead of keeping them over to sell the next day. Because we make our food by hand in each store throughout the day, you won’t find “shelf life” dates and “display until” messages on our salads and sandwiches. We simply don’t need to sell old food.” The new location will host a soft opening today, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Their menu can be viewed here: http://www.pret.com/us/our_food/
According to the building’s owner, Douglas Development, the restaurant will occupy 4,300 square feet and offer two floors of indoor dining space as well as the outside patio.
The London-based restaurant chain has numerous east coast locations in NYC, Chicago and Boston. This location will be its eighth in DC – another Capitol Hill Pret a Manger is located in Union Station.