Old Town Alexandria needs you. Let me explain - abundant workers flood out of the offices at lunchtime but our only options are burgers, chipotle, and way too expensive fancy restaurants we can’t afford for a random Monday lunch.
Let me tell you, there is NO competition for a delicious, healthy salad lunch in Old Town Alexandria. Please, spend 5 minutes looking at the lunchtime business customers’ choices on King St and consider the opportunity for your next location in the DMV.
Her wish, and it’s a good guess it’s the wish of many others in Alexandria, came true yesterday with the opening of Sweetgreen at the corner of N. Alfred and King.
Founded by three graduates of Georgetown University in 2007, the healthy fast casual restaurant has grown to more than 60 locations in the US.
We sure do miss the folks at Bittersweet, but Sweetgreen is a welcome site and wonderful replacement.
Bittersweet holds on through catering. Their office is at the end of the alley in the rear. They were going to try and have a small sales operation behind the Sweetgreen but nixed the idea.
A neighbor of the historic Woodlawn Estate and a friend and partner with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, their mission is “to improve the health of our community, support the viability of local farmers, and preserve the environment for future generations.”
We were pleased to learn from them that the horse barns at Woodlawn near Fort Belvoir will be adaptively re-used. Plans are for local craft beer and wines to be sold there, and the ongoing operation of their farm.
Many restaurants serve salads. But there’s no question that the health of our nation can be improved with a landscape sprinkled with eating establishments that offer healthy options and make it fast and easy to order.
The lady got her wish. Such a place has arrived in Old Town.
Note: Sweetgreen is app and credit card only.