Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Station 4 May Open by Next Week!


It's been a momentous week so far over at Station 4.  First, the brown paper covering the windows of the restaurant was removed, revealing its swanky interior. Then, outdoor furniture was positioned in the patio area.  Now, it has been tweeting up a storm today.  A couple of those tweets reveal what Southwesters have been waiting to hear for over a year:
@GPSADC Thanks for mentions - the official opening will be next week - check back for details
and
@MrGChristopher oh no! Well rumor has it that Monday will be go time but we'll be here for you on Thursday #WorkHardPlayHarder
Station 4 is located at 1101 4th Street, across the street from the Waterfront Station Safeway, and is owned by the same folks who operate Ulah Bistro, Tunnicliff's Tavern, Bullfeathers, and Stoney's.  The menu isn't available on their website yet, but the restaurant will be an American bistro-style estabilshment.  Recycled materials were used to create the interior, which cost about $1 million and according to the Hill Rag, it was designed by DC-based demian\wilbur\architects with seating for 210.

I'm meeting with the owner tomorrow to go over details of the anniversary happy hour I'm planning (hopefully for next week) and I'll let you know the date once it's firm.

Update: The owner told me that Station 4 will open on Thursday, June 16. Also, the anniversary happy hour will be on Wednesday, June 22 from 5:30-8:30pm in the lounge area of Station 4 (to the right of the front entrance).  I hope you can stop by and help celebrate!

Update #2: Thrillist describes Station 4 as:
a swanky bistro serving up "global cuisine" from a chef late of Barcelona's molecular gastronomy standout El Bulli, and boasts a 40ft gold-painted bar, columns and walls shimmering with black river stones, pushpin leather couches, and teardrop-crystal chandeliers, meaning they've done horrible, horrible things to less murderous chandeliers.
Also, to answer the question about Z-Burger, the owner told me last week that it will open in 2 1/2 months and has been delayed because of an expensive equipment upgrade needed for the restaurant.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Lightman

22 comments:

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

Finally!

Jesus said...

Swanky? The furniture looks like something that would appeal to the local pimps and gangbangers. I don't have high hopes for this place...

Lyss said...

@Jesus,
Station 4 has believed in "your neighborhood" SW so much that we have invested in bringing this classy restaurant to your neighborhood. Our goal is that one day your high hopes will be filled.

Excited to soon serve you!

Jesus said...

@Lyss:

As long as you have decent craft beer (not they typical sam adams/yuengling crap) there, I will bring in tons of business for you. My friends have been dying to have a place to hang out around here.

I'm still not sold on the furniture though... :-D

geolentz said...

Many of us are very excited about having this modern oasis in our midst. Thanks so much for investing in our neighborhood. I'm sure you'll be serving far more than fancy beer, although nothing you do may satisy Jesus Buzzkill...

Lyss said...

@Jesus

We will post a draft list soon for you & your friends! & maybe once you sit in it you'll feel different about it.

@geolentz

We love the "modern oasis" title. It's our pleasure to invest in SW - we are blessed to be a part of it. I guess you can say that we are serving more than just fancy beer...we are also supporting the SW Playground Project to give the local kids a safe place to play. Part of our proceeds opening night will go to benefit their efforts. For more info on the cause check out http://swdcplayground.blogspot.com.

GF said...

Lyss, please know that SW welcomes any effort to bring us services, no matter the opinion of one person about furniture. BTW, the chairs look nice and comfy to me.
Signed, Non-gangbanger Southwester

GF said...

King Friday:
Thanks for not Jesusing the furniture.

msfuraha said...

So excited!

Melanie said...

Mo and Maryna and Patrick - This is Melanie, and I'm so excited to have you all opening next week! It's going to mean alot to the neighborhood. You all have a great deal of support from many of SW's residents. Congratulations, and thanks!

Lyss said...

Thanks all!

@Melanie - I'll forward your post on to them.

PS - find us on Facebook too!

Jewish Disability Network said...

This is great news ... anyone know what's going with Z burger? Are they not coming anymore?

Sylvia said...

Though I'm very salty about you openinig the day I leave town, I'm so excited about having a swanky restaurant in our area!! I will be a frequent patron upon my return from vacation. Good luck with the opening and welcome to SW!

Lyss said...

@Sylvia - We're sorry you're salty =) but we'll be here for you when you come back! Make sure to keep up with our updates on Twitter & Facebook while you're gone. Thanks for the support - see you soon!

caroline said...

Boring menu, but this area could use all the restaurants it can get and I wish them the best of luck!

Exlcblogger said...

Boring menu?! Stop complaining and give it a chance already!

msfuraha said...

Will there be BRUNCH?!

Lyss said...

@msfuraha - Yes there will be brunch. Served Saturday & Sunday from 10-3. No official menu release yet - but we'll keep you updated!

Jesus said...

Boring menu? Looks pretty awesome to me... haven't seen their beer menu yet, that will be the real test of how "upscale" they are. Hopefully they won't be forced to hire any of the same type of "locals" that caused the recent Safeway debacle...

PostIt said...

Looks like their site has been revamped...they've even got online reservations available. Huzzah!

Lyss said...

We did revamp our site - thanks for noticing! Our Facebook page is pretty sweet too (if I may say so myself) - Like Us there too! Big announcements coming soon =)

afrochicdc said...

Hi all,
Are you open? Is the blog Happy Hour tonight? Thanks!