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Brickside Hopes To Open By February

By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 1/11/2013, 12:40pm  ET

The co-owner of the much anticipated Brickside Food & Drink in the works for Cordell Avenue said he hopes the restaurant is opened by February, though some permitting inspections await.

Brian Vasile said the bar and restaurant at 4866 Cordell Ave. won’t be open on Jan. 21, as reported by a Bethesda Urban Partnership representative at a neighborhood advisory group this morning.

But it should debut soon after. Vasile, who with his partners owns Grand Central in Adams Morgan, didn’t want to put a date on the opening just in case.

The restaurant is taking over a space that has been notorious for high turnover. Bubby’s deli lasted less than a year. In November, Vasile said he thinks the prohibition-era style bar and partnership with respected area chef Andrea Pace can help buck that trend.