Of course, this isn't the first time we've heard this, but let's hope it happens. Ellwood Thompson's, for those unfamiliar, is a Richmond-based organic supermarket, and McGrath says prices will be similar to Whole Foods. They've been in talks to move to DCUSA since 2008, and it seemed close last year until they put their plans on hold in April. Here's their website.
Also interesting is that DCUSA's chief of building operations Dave Stein said they're looking for more unique and local retail clients. That's the opposite of what I've been hearing, which was that they preferred national chains, and if what he said is the case, it's a nice change. I think there are quickly getting to be too many national chains in the neighborhood. I like them, but I don't want to see the neighborhood turn into Pentagon Row or something.
More to come on IHOP too, later today.
So are you excited for ET's? Or blah, another grocery store?