05/10/2013 10:29 am ET

ShopHouse D.C.: Chipotle's Asian-Concept Chain Signs New Washington Lease

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WASHINGTON -- Fans of ShopHouse, Chipotle's Asian-concept chain, have reason to cheer. Maybe.

The Washington Business Journal reports that the chain is expanding in D.C., having signed a lease in Chinatown. This new outpost will be stationed close to another new business, It'Sugar, which, according to the WBJ, specializes in novelty t-shirts and 8-foot-long gummy worms.

The Business Journal does not have details about when ShopHouse will open. Hungry Washingtonians can only hope it won't turn out like some neighboring restaurants -- ahem, Wagamama -- that have been "Coming Soon" for years.

Alas, we've been down this road before: ShopHouse had originally hoped to open its second D.C. location, in Georgetown, in 2012; it's now pushing for this summer, reports Patch.

Fans of the restaurant's curries, hormone-free meats and artisanal tofu can, for now, get their fix at ShopHouse's Dupont location.



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