Three Fairmont Avenue Dining Spots Set To Close
Haandi, Sweet Basil and Foong Lin will all close this summer ahead of groundbreaking of a 17-story mixed-use development, Bethesda Magazine's Table Talk blog reports.
Three Fairmont Avenue restaurants are set to close ahead of groundbreaking of a planned mixed-use development, Bethesda Magazine reported.
Foong Lin, a mainstay at the corner of Fairmont and Norfolk Avenues, will close July 31 after 25 years in the Woodmont Triangle, according to Bethesda Magazine’s Table Talk blog.
A 17-story high-rise is planned for the stretch of Fairmont, set to feature 236 rental units, 6500 square feet of ground floor retail, and 3.5 levels of below grade parking, Patch reported in January.
Foong Lin owner Fu Cheung told Table Talk he’s in search of a new location for the Chinese restaurant in Bethesda, Chevy Chase or Potomac. Managers of Indian restaurant Haandi told Table Talk they’ll hunt for a new Bethesda spot, while Sweet Basil management tells the blog the owner will “take a break” before seeking to re-locate.
Groundbreaking for the development is expected in early 2013.
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