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Balkan Eatery in Shaw Inches Toward Opening

by Andrew Ramonas — October 29, 2015 at 1:45 pm 0

A Balkan restaurant is moving ahead with the paperwork it needs to open in Shaw.

Ambar, which has locations on Capitol Hill and in Serbia, has applied for a liquor license for 1547-1549 7th St. NW, according to a notice published this week by the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration.

It wasn’t immediately clear when the eatery is scheduled to open on the southeast corner of 7th and Q streets NW. The building at the location is undergoing significant demolition work and lacks a roof.

But construction is expected to end next year, according to a website for The Warrenton Group, which is developing the property.

An Ambar representative wasn’t immediately available to comment.

Ambar is looking to have seating for 250 diners inside and 34 people outside, the ABRA notice says.

In 2013, a Borderstan contributor visited Ambar on Capitol Hill, saying the restaurant “largely succeeds in making the best of Balkan cuisine accessible to the uninitiated.”

Rendering via The Warrenton Group, photo of food via Facebook/Ambar

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