Plans are in motion to open a new restaurant in the heart of Del Ray.
The Del Ray Citizens Association’s Land-Use Committee will review plans next week for a restaurant at 2309 Mount Vernon Ave., the former home of State Farm Insurance.
The proposal requests 40 indoor seats and 20 outdoor seats for the eatery and a 900-square-foot addition to the rear of the building.
The restaurant is requesting hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Neighboring business owners said the restaurant plans to offer sandwiches, salads and gelato. The building does not have an exhaust hood and one would have to be installed if it were to offer cooked foods.
The restaurant plans to offer counter service and on-premise beer and wine. The proposal asks for a reduction in the number of required parking spots for a restaurant this size.
The DRCA Land-Use Committee will discuss the proposal at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at Mount Vernon Recreation Center (2701 Commonwealth Ave.).