Exclusive: Las Placitas to Relocate to Lower 8th Street, SE, by Year’s End

Thes long vacant former Subway outlet at 8th and M Streets, SE, will be the new home of Las Placitas by year's end.

This long vacant former Quizno outlet at 8th and M Streets, SE, will be the new home of Las Placitas by year’s end.

The red area locates the new location on lower 8th Street, across from the Navy Yard to the south and the Blue Castle to the west.

The red area indicates the new location on lower 8th Street, across from the Navy Yard to the south and the Blue Castle to the west.

View of 8th Street looking north.  Las Plac's new home will be in the building on the right.

View of 8th Street looking north. “Las Plac’s” new home will be in the building on the right.  All photos courtesy of Google Maps.

Las Placitas To Re-locate to Lower 8th Street At Year’s End

by Larry Janezich

Capitol Hill Corner has confirmed that Las Placitas, the popular Barracks Row Restaurant, will relocate to lower 8th Street, SE, opposite the Navy Yard by year’s end.  According to management, Las Placitas will take over the long empty space once occupied by a Quizno outlet at 8th and M Streets, SE.

Capitol Hill Corner broke the story on May 13 that Las Placitas’ lease would not be renewed in in the fall in order to make way for expansion of the adjacent Matchbox Restaurant.  See here:  http://bit.ly/1PGDwuO

The promise of development of lower 8th Street, south of the freeway has been slow in coming.  Las Placitas may be the catalyst that brings fulfillment of that promise.

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7 responses to “Exclusive: Las Placitas to Relocate to Lower 8th Street, SE, by Year’s End

  1. Maggie Hall

    Such good, wonderful news! And yes, Capitol Corner’s prediction that Las Placitas will draw other businesses into that part of 8th is spot on. That’s exactly the role the restaurant played all those years ago, when they were “pioneers” on 8th.

  2. Wendy Blair

    Larry this is welcome news, thanks for your investigative acuity. Surely you’re right — a much-needed catalyst!

  3. tom

    Great to see this staying in the neighborhood. Yeah, hopefully this and the long promised Beer Garten are the start of lower 8th being developed.

  4. Ken

    Good to hear. There should have been a sit down restaurant there a long time ago.

  5. Mark

    Hoorah!!!!!!!! A win win win: Las Plac stays, lower 8th gets an anchor finally, and now I can wobble from dinner to after-dinner drinks in a beer garden. It’s almost too much.

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