Skanska Announces Retail Leases at 2112 Penn with Sam Fox Restaurants

Press release 5/29/2018 4:00 AM EST

North Italia and Flower Child set to open first downtown Washington locations at Skanska’s office project in Fall 2018; building’s retail now 100 percent leased

North Italia

Skanska today announced that it has signed a lease with Sam Fox Restaurants for approximately 10,000 square feet of retail space at 2112 Penn, the developer’s office project in Washington’s central business district. The currently delivering 2112 Penn will become the restaurant group’s first downtown Washington location for its North Italia and Flower Child restaurants, bringing the building’s retail space to 100 percent leased.

“With these two unique eateries, 2112 Penn brings an exciting mix of food options which we believe will activate this portion of Pennsylvania Avenue and provide best-in-class amenities for our office tenants and the surrounding community,” said Mark Carroll, executive vice president for Skanska’s development operations in the Greater Washington, D.C., area.

North Italia will occupy 6,000 square feet and feature modern Italian cooking in an upscale, full-service environment. All dishes are handmade from scratch daily. Flower Child, which will occupy approximately 4,000 square feet of space, will feature a balanced dining experience with a selection of organic, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan items for lunch and dinner seven days a week. The menu includes bowls, salads, wraps, and mix-and-match style plates, allowing guests to select their favorite combination of seasonal vegetables, fruits, grains, and proteins. With these two unique eateries, 2112 Penn adds a mix of destination restaurants directly to its tenants and central business district patrons.

“We are excited to bring two of our growing restaurants to the dynamic neighborhoods of downtown Washington, D.C.,” said Sam Fox, Founder of Fox Restaurant Concepts. “North Italia and Flower Child will each deliver a unique dining experience for the active community, and we are working hard to understand downtown so we can be the restaurants to serve local residents, students and businesses.”

The 11-story 2112 Penn offers 230,000 square feet of trophy office space. Located on the west side of the central business district and just five blocks from the White House, 2112 Penn features a double volume lobby, a spa-like fitness facility and a high-end rooftop terrace with views of historic Georgetown, the National Cathedral, the National Harbor, U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument.
Skanska’s other real estate developments in its greater Washington, D.C. area portfolio include: 99M Street, SE, a currently delivering 235,000-square-foot office building in the Capitol Riverfront; and RESA at Tyber Place, a new 326-unit luxury residential apartment building with significant rooftop amenities and approximately 7,000 square feet of ground-floor restaurant and retail space, located at 22 M Street NE, between North Capitol and First Streets, NE.

Skanska’s other construction projects in the greater Washington, D.C. region include: the headquarters facility for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water); the renovation of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Headquarters Building; and a 20-story, 458,000-square-foot Class A office building at The Boro.