New Restaurant Coming to Former Brown’s Caribbean Bakery
Here’s some huge news for Park View … a new restaurant is reported to be coming to 3301 Georgia Avenue.
In October of 2011 I noticed that Brown’s Caribbean Bakery had closed and asked, without success, if anyone had any knowledge as to what the story was. By November the building was on the market indicating that Brown’s was closed for good.
Now, the Washington Post reports some exciting news for the neighborhood. According to an article posted on their Website on 3/5/12, Stephan Boillon, “the founder and chef of El Floridano, the superb international sandwich truck, is planning to open a full-service restaurant and bakery on Georgia Avenue NW in … Park View.”
The article continues, stating that Boillon has signed a “10-year lease for the former Brown’s Caribbean Bakery at 3301 Georgia Ave. NW.” with hopes to open in mid-May 2012.
The Post article sums it up as follows:
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He’s building two new restrooms, converting a freezer into a walk-in cooler, laying new pipes, applying for a full liquor license and drawing up plans to convert a former carryout into a full-service 45-seat plus restaurant. All on a shoestring budget, with the help of a single silent investor.