On Saturday, November 25, Tenleytown Main Street celebrated the opening of two new businesses with ribbon-cutting ceremonies. SEOULSPICE and Keller Williams Capital Properties, are both growing DC-based firms.
SEOULSPICE opened its second DC location at 4600 Wisconsin Avenue, two years after the budding chain started in NoMa. A third location is planned to open soon in College Park. SEOULSPICE joins District Taco, Muncheez, and Orangetheory Fitness, who have all moved to 4600 Wisconsin over the past 14 months.
“We see Tenleytown as a rapidly developing part of DC with a well-established community of families, students and industry. As an up-and-coming DC brand, we want to grow alongside the neighborhoods that continue to define DC,” SEOULSPICE owner Eric Shin told American University’s The Eagle.
SEOULSPICE offers Korean comfort food, with an entirely gluten-free menu fully prepared in-house. Offering free food specials to customers during their grand opening, SEOULSPICE served 2,000 customers. The restaurant ran out of food before the day was over, serving more than 1,800 cups of rice, 800 pounds of meat and tofu, and 14 gallons of kimchi.
Keller Williams Capital Properties recently opened their seventh KWCP Market Center at 4646 40th Street. Founded in 2006, the real estate firm made the Washington Post’s Top Workplaces DC list for four consecutive years. The firm’s sales make it the fifth largest residential real estate firm in the region.
“We’re delighted to see the confidence SEOULSPICE and Keller Williams have in our neighborhood, with both local companies making Tenleytown an integral part of their expansion plans,” said Leigh Catherine Miles, Executive Director of Tenleytown Main Street. “They highlight the high demand that exists for locating along our active Wisconsin Avenue business corridor.”
Tenleytown Main Street, established in 2015, is a community-based non-profit that works with residents and local businesses to strengthen the Tenleytown commercial district. TMS seeks to revitalize Wisconsin Avenue by attracting new businesses, creating a stronger retail presence, and making Tenleytown an even more desirable place to work and play.