(Updated at 4:10 p.m.) We’re less than two months away from the opening of Lime Fresh Mexican Grill (2900 Wilson Boulevard) in Clarendon.
The restaurant is currently under construction and, according to a recent job posting on Craigslist, it’s expected to open at some point in November. Located on Fillmore Street near the intersection with Wilson Boulevard, Lime Fresh is expected to have interior seating for 56 people, according to building permits. It’s unclear if it will have a sidewalk seating area, though one has been “proposed.”
It was first reported in July that Lime Fresh had signed a lease for the former Comfort One Shoes space in Clarendon. The rapidly-expanding chain got its start in 2004 as a trendy casual eatery on Miami’s South Beach, before signing a deal with Ruby Tuesday, Inc. last year that has seen it expand to other parts of Florida and the south. Now, the chain has its sights set on the east coast, with the Clarendon location as its first D.C.-area restaurant.
“At Lime Fresh Mexican Grill®, our guests don’t take their Mexican food lightly, and neither do we,” the restaurant said in the job posting. “We have high standards for quality fresh-Mexican food… we turn up the music, the heat and the quality of service…. we play hard and work even harder.”
The Lime Fresh menu includes standard Mexican fare like chips and guacamole, quesadillas, tacos, fajitas, burritos, salads and various types of salsas. The Clarendon location is applying for a liquor license so it can serve margaritas, sangrias, wine and beer.
Lime Fresh will face some competition in Clarendon. It’s located one block from Baja Fresh (2815 Clarendon Blvd), one block from Mexicali Blues (2933 Wilson Blvd) and three blocks from the new South Beach Smoothie and Burrito Co. (3011 11th Street).
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Statues of Liberty gives thanks this holiday season and grateful for a few things this year.
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The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 76th annual Christmas tree sale!
This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 25th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to huge 14 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garlands, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.
100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.
For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at https://optimistclubofarlingtonva.org/.
Art House 7 is a small art studio in Arlington – offering instruction in painting, ceramics, sewing and more. We are looking for kind, dedicated people who love both creating and teaching.
Ceramic Teachers are needed to teach wheel-throwing to adults and 6-12th graders and to teach hand building to elementary grades. Classes have 3-8 students.
Drawing teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. For kids, we offer cartooning, manga or traditional drawing. For adults, we only offer traditional drawing.
Painting teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. We offer oil, acrylic or watercolor for adults or teens. All elementary classes use acrylic and tempera.
NCE’s Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukkah Festival”, music from the Nutcracker and by J.S. Bach.
Outstanding Young Artist