Customers looking to grab some falafel or shwarma at Mediterranean Spot (1501 U St. NW) might have found the business locked and shuttered earlier this week. But the eatery isn’t closed, said owner Ababa Haile, just in the middle of some renovations.
The restaurant will reopen later this week with a new counter and bar area, Haile said when visited today. She added that customers will also be able to order alcohol from the restaurant’s new bar once it passes a final inspection from the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA).
Though the restaurant has stayed open until 4 a.m. in the past, Haile said she plans to start closing the doors as early as midnight when the business begins serving alcohol.
“Most people love us and have been so good to us,” Haile said, “and we’re excited about these changes.”