Opening near Eastern Market: New Spanish Restaurant and Bike, Box, Build Fitness Studio

Joselito - opening mid-December at 660 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Joselito – opening mid-December at 660 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Casa de Comidas

Cocina Casera – literally, “Home Cooking”

House of Food

Casa de Comidas – “House of Food”

Bike, Box, Build at 637 C Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Bike, Box, Build at 637 C Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

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Opening near Eastern Market: New Spanish Restaurant and Bike, Box, Build Fitness Studio

by Larry Janezich

Two new ventures in the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, are set to open soon.

Joselito – opening mid-December at 660 PA Avenue in the space formerly occupied by Sona, will be “a small and intimate Spanish restaurant reminiscent of those found throughout Spain at the turn of the century” with a menu “showcasing classic Spanish dishes with an innovative and playful twist.”   The arrival of the new restaurant was first reported by CHC last August, here:  http://bit.ly/2aqjri0.  Washington Business Journal reported additional details on October 19, here:  http://bit.ly/2feaQyw.

The restaurant has started a kickstarter campaign “to raise additional funds for décor and a handicap ramp, among other things.”   http://kck.st/2frYVCa

Also, across the street, OffRoadDC (see their website here http://bit.ly/2fe28Ak) is opening a biking, boxing, strength building fitness training facility upstairs at 637 C Pennsylvania Avenue, in the space formerly occupied by Remington’s.  The first floor is occupied by a 7-11 and Sprint outlet.  The Eastern Market location is an expansion of the company’s fitness studio at 905 U Street, NW.  The fitness program, according to Offroad’s website, is based on a philosophy of “affordability, sustainability and attainability.”  They will offer training in boxing techniques, including punches, kicks, and footwork; strength building including working out with suspension straps and kettlebells, and cycling.

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