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‘Modern Diner’ to Open in Shaw Later This Year

by Andrew Ramonas June 6, 2016 at 8:40 am 0

Unconventional Diner

A self-described “modern diner” is slated to arrive in Shaw in the coming months.

Unconventional Diner is scheduled to open at 1211 9th St. NW in “winter 2016,” according to new signage we spotted on the restaurant’s windows over the weekend.

Mintwood Place co-owner John Cidre and Hu’s Shoes and Hu’s Wear owner Eric Eden, who are behind the eatery, have released few details about their new venture. But a news release last year called the restaurant a “high-end diner concept.”

Unconventional Diner is one of several businesses slated to open in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center’s street-facing retail space. The places include Union Kitchen Grocery, fast-casual sandwich shop Smoked & Stacked and craft cocktail bar Morris, among others.

It wasn’t immediately clear when those businesses will begin operations.

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