Alexandria, VA – “Good Golly, Miss Molly!” It’s understandable if you’re “All Shook Up” about the news, that Silver Diner is applying to open a location in Alexandria. The 5-acre site at 4610 King St. (on the ground floor at the corner of King and Bureageard Streets) would hold up to 300 seats in a 6,563 square-foot space.
“Staff supports the applicant’s request for a restaurant with outdoor dining at 4610 King Street,” notes a city planning staff report to the planning commission. “The proposal for the Silver Diner would further diversify the mix of uses proposed for the West Alex development. The restaurant’s proposed location and outdoor dining facing King Street, would improve the pedestrian experience along a corridor which is currently primarily auto-oriented.”
The restaurant would also have more than 1,000 feet of open space with outdoor seating, and would be open from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.
The Delaware-operated Silver Diner LLC has 15 locations operating in the DMV. The site, which has been under construction since 2017, was once home to the Jefferson Memorial Hospital, which was demolished in 2007. The site has been under construction since 2017.