Construction on a new 24-hour restaurant called “Olivia’s Diner” is underway at 1120 19th Street NW. The diner advertises fresh from-scratch food with the philosophy “people come first.”
The liquor license placard on the storefront window reads:
“New restaurant serving typical diner food during breakfast, lunch, dinner and late evening. Total Occupancy Load of 130 and Sidewalk Café with seating for 32. Sunday through Saturday 7 a.m.-7 a.m. (24-hour operations) – Sidewalk cafe hours Sunday through Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.”
The site was previously home to G Street Food.
Tri Nguyen, owner of Olivia’s Diner, declined to comment on the restaurant. Nguyen is part-owner in Pete’s New Haven Apizza chains in D.C. and has a background of multi-establishment pizza chain management in northern Virginia.
A Craigslist ad from May 12 said the restaurant aimed to open June 8th, although construction workers on-site said their work will not be done for a few more weeks. The opening date for Olivia’s Diner is still unknown.