Thursday, December 18, 2014

Confirmed: The Heights restaurant has been sold, but will remain with the same concept

The other day, PoP mentioned a rumor that The Heights restaurant at 14th and Park has been sold, and may change to a burger place. Not being content to run with this rumor, I reached out to their press people, and they confirmed that it has in fact sold, but will remain with the same concept (not a burger place.)

Here's what they had to say:
The Heights, Columbia Heights’ neighborhood restaurant, is set to change owners by the start of 2015, with the concept to remain intact. Having gone under contract earlier this week to local restaurateur Ammar Daoud, the deal will transpire once license transfers are complete. Daoud, who has over 20 years of experience operating casual dining brands in the U.S. and internationally, plans to keep the restaurant operational as the neighborhood-centric place it has been for the past seven years, with all staff remaining. 
The Heights is currently under the ownership of EatWell DC, which owns and operates four other neighborhood restaurant concepts: The Pig, Logan Tavern, Commissary and Grillfish. Upon completion of the contract’s transfers, EatWell DC will focus on these restaurants as well as explore future endeavors within Washington, D.C. A priority remains growing its produce farm, EatWell Natural Farm, located in La Plata, Maryland. 
The Heights’ eclectic American fare and emphasis on locally sourced, fresh ingredients and craft beer and cocktails will continue, but Daoud’s vision does include a menu update to in the future to create a more alfresco dining experience. The Heights will continue to honor EatWell gift certificates through March 31, 2015, and this year’s New Year’s Eve offerings will remain as previously publicized.
Sounds good to me. I've always like The Heights for brunch and dinner. 


Timmy! said...

Good dig at PoP. Guy doesn't do a damn thing on his own.

Not a Rolling Stone Fact Checker said...

Agree with Timmy!. When I used to read the Prince, I wanted for him to actually make a phone call or two instead of just post people's emails to him. His response would be that he's not a journalist. But when you report things on a widely-read website, you're a de fact journalist, like it or not.

Not a Heights fan said...

I've never liked the place, a temple of corporate blandness with no real sense of place and mediocre food. But the fact that the new owner is referred to as having "brands" doesn't bode well for anything better.

And yes, good dig at POP..