District Source: Cathedral Commons Lures in Barcelona, Raku and 5 Other Retailers

May 06, 2014

Published in District Source.

Barcelona and Raku are two of the seven tenants that have signed on for the mixed-use Cathedral Commons on Wisconsin Avenue in upper Northwest D.C. The site, 3110 Wisconsin Ave. NW, will be anchored by a new Giant grocery store, replacing the old, outdated Giant store, in additional to new residential buildings.

Cathedral Commons, otherwise known as the massive construction project next to neighborhood favorites 2 Amy’s and Cactus Cantina, will bring 138 apartment residences as well as eight townhomes to Wisconsin Avenue between the National Cathedral and Tenleytown. Leasing for residential is slated to begin this summer with an opening planned for the fall.

The Bozzuto Group announced the new tenants Tuesday. H&R Retail is managing the retail leasing.

“Cathedral Commons and its new retail center will be vibrant, modern additions to Wisconsin Avenue and Northwest D.C. as a whole,” said Toby Bozzuto, president, The Bozzuto Group, in a prepared statement.

Barcelona, already popular for its location on the 14th Street corridor in Logan Circle, will open a 3,280-square-foot , second D.C. restaurant. Based on permit requests the restaurant appears to be seeking outdoor seating potentially with fire pits, much like the 14th street location.

Raku, known for its Asian cuisine including sushi, will open a 3,321-square-foot restaurant.

Other retailers announced Tuesday are eye care store iDoc Optical, Wells Fargo, SunTrust Bank, CVS Pharmacy and Starbucks.

Cathedral Commons is a joint venture of Ahold USA, parent company of Giant Food, Bozzuto Development Company, and Southside Investment Partners.