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Monday, July 14, 2014

Middle Eastern restaurant planned for central Annandale

After a long break, the construction project under way at 7250 Columbia Pike in Annandale is back on track with a new contractor.


The building, across from Walgreens, is house a Middle Eastern restaurant, reports Derek Sielewicz, owner of ADS - Architecture Design Services. The lower-level will offer regular eat-in dining and carryout, and the upper level will have a rooftop deck and hookah lounge.

The restaurant is on the site of the Sunset Grille, which closed in 2012. The owner, Hassan Iqbal, also owns the former site of American Rental next door and is seeking a retail tenant for that spot.

The Annandale Central Business District Planning Committee had approved a redevelopment plan for a restaurant and store in May 2013 on that site presented by a different builder. ADS was hired about two months ago to finish the project.

7250 Columbia Pike in July.


  1. Recent warnings regarding Hookah smoking:

  2. I hope Annandale can support a non Korean restaurant. Food Corner is very good and has been around for several years, Ariana Grill in Backlick SC only lasted about 5 years. No issues with the Hookah as long as it is upstairs and I cant smell it inside.

    I am a bit surprised that the owner was not asked by ACBDEFGPC to buy the entire block and consolidate all the little parcels and build an 8 story building with a restaurant at the ground floor with 7 floors of RSUs.

    1. So what's that all about? Seems like a bit pointless and gratuitous comment.

    2. Sorry did not realize postings had to meet your standards.

  3. Great news! When is it expected to open?

  4. Look how long it's taken this restaurant to open. The longer it takes a restaurant to open, the more crushing debt it's saddled with as of day one, and the less likely it is to succeed. Case in point, that burrito place on Col. Pk. where Dice Burger is now.