Five New Restaurants to Open at Skyland Town Center

Five new restaurants will be opening at Skyland Town Center, an 18.5-acre, mixed-use project in Washington’s Ward 7 being developed by WC Smith and our retail partner Rappaport.

The establishments – most of them based in the Washington, DC area – will bring new and diverse dining options to the neighborhood.

Coming to Skyland Town Center are:

Roaming Rooster – Skyland will be this popular fried chicken sandwich eatery’s fourth location in Washington. This Black-owned business started in 2015 as a food truck operating in the District; the family parlayed its loyal following into a brick-and-mortar operation in 2018, since then opening DC locations in Tenleytown, U Street, and Woodridge.

&pizza – Skyland will be the 10th site in Washington for this pizzeria, which first opened on H Street NE in 2012 and now has 25 locations across the DMV

Mezeh – This Mediterranean-influenced eatery will open its second location in DC at Skyland. Founders Saleh Mohamadi, Steve Walker, and Tai Chiao opened their first Mezeh in 2013 in Annapolis; the business now has 24 locations.

Maizal – Skyland will be the first stand-alone and sit-down location in DC for this South American street food concept. The restaurant, founded in 2018 by Dario Arana-Rojas, started as a counter-service eatery in the L’Enfant Plaza food court.

Tropical Smoothie Café – will be the third DC location of the national fast-casual, healthy lifestyle café concept that boasts 850 locations in 44 states.

Roamin’ Rooster is expected to open this fall; the other restaurants are slated to open in late spring and early summer of 2022.

These exciting new food establishments will join CVS, Skyland Nails and Spa, and Like That Barber, a neighborhood “institution” that has been serving families in Wards 7 and 8 for 30 years.  Opening later this year at Skyland is Chase Bank; Lidl and Starbucks will open in 2022.

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser noted that “What we’re seeing at Skyland is a development that matches the vision of the Ward 7 community – a site with new housing, a grocery store, good amenities, and jobs and opportunity for DC residents. I’m grateful for everyone who is playing a role in moving Skyland forward – the Ward 7 community, our business partners and community builders, and, of course, our DMPED team. I look forward to the continued groundbreakings, and I look forward to all the ribbon cuttings even more.”