The self-proclaimed “pioneer” of the revolving sushi restaurant is taking D.C. for a spin.
Kura Sushi, a Japan-based restaurant chain with a growing presence in the U.S. through its Irvine, California-based Kura Sushi USA Inc. (NASDAQ: KRUS) subsidiary, is slated to open its first D.C. outpost at Gallery Place.
Twice in recent months, in presentations to investors, Kura Sushi USA has said it executed a lease for the District, but it has yet to say where. The location, according to an ad for a restaurant manager posted on the Kura Sushi website and other job recruiting sites, is 614 H St. NW. It is unclear exactly which Gallery Place space it will fill — a number of stores have that address — though the BB&T branch there, which fronts H Street, did recently close.
Kura Sushi USA representatives did not return requests for comment. Representatives of Gallery Place owner Oxford Properties were not immediately available for comment.
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