The massive new, 31-acre mixed use development project known as “Mosaic” at the site of the former Merrifield Multiplex movie complex is on track to debut some unique new restaurants by the fall of 2012, Washingtonian magazine reports.
According to the report, instead of going for big chain restaurants, the focus has been on “locally-based businesses,” including restaurants with big-name chefs. The first to sign a lease was Jeff Black of the Black’s Bar and Kitchen, Black Market Bistro, Black Salt and Addie’s group. Now, Mom’s Organic Market has signed a lease to be part of “Mosaic’s” so-called “Market Street,” described as an area for “most produce and dry goods supplemented by specialty-food retailers that can give it a European feel.” Others signed or planning to come in include Red Apron Butchery, Taylor Gourmet, Sweetgreen, Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza and, Matchbox.
They join acclaimed restaurants like Four Sisters and Sea Pearl that are already there. The “Mosaic” project will also include a Target and a new, smaller movie theatre.