Last week I wrote about DC Reynolds, the new bar coming to 3628 Georgia Avenue NW, a few doors down from Looking Glass and the Blue Banana. I got in touch with the owner and got some more information:
DC Reynolds isn't a person, it's an homage of sorts to a place we went to, worked at, and lost in Fairfax City. TT Reynolds was a neighborhood bar for 30 years before it lost its lease about 3 years ago. We loved the place and the vibe of it. We refereed to it more as a community center than a bar or restaurant. A "cheers" if you will. So we wanted to get back to that sort of project. The 4 C's Comfortable, Casual, Consistent, and Cheap.Sounds good to me. The owner has been involved with some other places in the city as well. They also have a Facebook page, Youtube channel, website, and Twitter.
We really like the outdoor summer garden behind the space, our architect can fit in 120 people but I don't think we will try for that many. We want to make that a sort of Garden of Eden feel with some ivy, trees, or shrubs, basically a way to make it seem like you aren't behind an old building on Georgia ave and next to an alley. Inside, exposed brick, pallet wood flooring, and dim lights will be the norm on the 2 levels. Almost everything we are putting into the building has been reclaimed from other closed restaurants to give the feel that DC Reynolds has been on Georgia Ave for 30 years.
Time Frame, I'm almost afraid to say being well versed in how these things unfold. We are optimistic of a September time frame.
The video below shows just how big the back area is: