Alexandria, VA – Scott Shaw of Alexandria Restaurant Partners is at it again! Later this month, the partner in the restaurant group comprised of eight restaurants in Northern Virginia and Florida will present their latest proposal to the Alexandria Planning Commission: The Alexandria Food Hall at 200 Stovell Street in the city’s expanding Carlyle neighborhood.
Shaw’s name is signed on the application, along with co-owners Andrew Galbraith and Kelly Kelly Grant and their new company, Stovall Owner, LLC. The special use permit to operate the food hall is docketed for June 25 at City Hall.
The Alexandria Food Hall would accommodate live entertainment, sell liquor, beer, and wine and be open until 1 a.m. on weekends and midnight throughout the week. The 13,130-square-foot space would be able to hold nearly 600 people and accommodate a dozen food vendors, which will sell food and drinks in disposable paper cups and plates and utensils. Each vendor would be allowed to have three employees working on-site, adding up to 36 total employees working at the facility at any given time.
Carlyle is fast becoming a hotspot for business, not just from the lunch crowd working nearby at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or the Alexandria Police Department. Mike Anderson and Bill Blackburn, for instance, recently opened their third restaurant Whiskey & Oyster in the neighborhood and are thinking of the possibility of opening another.
Alexandria Restaurant Group is known to create restaurant experiences, and in the city they currently own Mia’s Italian Kitchen, Vola’s Dockside Grill & High Tide Lounge, The Majestic and Theismann’s Restaurant and Bar.
What kind of experience will ARP be offering this time? They group has also included the use of indoor non-electric yard games such as corn hole and shuffleboard. Parking will not be provided, although a parking garage is located within 400 feet of the site.