Nido – At Last!

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We’re so happy to report that Nido is finally set to open in their new space at 2214 Rhode Island Ave NE on Thursday, June 25.

The new restaurant is the brainchild of owners Karlos Leopold and Erin Lingle, and will feature Mediterranean deliciousness from Chef Aaron Wright. The opening menu looks spectacular.

The space, formerly occupied by Lace Nightclub, has been completely renovated, including uncovering a skylight in the ceiling, and filling the front wall with  windows. The final result is a space that is bright and airy, and perfect for a night out on RIA Main Street.

Be sure to join us on June 25, at 4 pm for an official ribbon cutting and launch, then stay for the food and drinks.


Manny & Olga’s – Spring 2015

After a long wait, it looks like Manny & Olga’s Pizza will finally be a reality for Rhode Island Ave NE Main Street. Building permits for their location at 2117 RIA-NE have been obtained, and build-out has started! Check out this article from the good folks over at ElevationDC for more details:


Big News for Ward 5 Coffee Lovers!

Ready for some caffeine-infused happiness?

FoRIA is excited to welcome Zeke’s Coffee of DC to their future home at 2300 RIA-NE!

The small batch roastery is a favorite at many farmers markets and retailers across the region. Owner and DC resident, John Kepner, says they will be roasting and serving a wide selection of coffees at the in-house “coffee lab.” And yes, outdoor seating is in the plans!

A summer grand opening is in the works so stay tuned. Also, be sure to check out their website – – to see some of their coffee selections, plus a rendering of their facade plans.