Sweetgreen, the farm-to-table organic salad and frozen yogurt shop, last week opened its 13th location in the DC-metro area, at 1065 5thStreet NW in the City Vista complex.
The 1,450 square foot, two-level restaurant joins Safeway, Vida Fitness, and Capital One, amongst other retailers and businesses, in the bustling lifestyle hub developed by Edens and Avant.
As with every Sweetgreen location, the space’s design is unique. The nearly triple volume, light-filled space features polished concrete floors and a mezzanine dining area overlooking the restaurant’s entrance and 5th Street. Reclaimed wood encases the restaurant’s most prominent columns and bicycle wheel-themed art gives the space a whimsical touch. The restaurant’s façade is a tasteful mix of the new and old: understated dark metal and reclaimed wood.
The new City Vista Sweetgreen also sells Sweetpress, the cold-pressed juice line launched in June. Already growing in popularity, Sweetpress is now available at four Sweetgreen locations (and counting!) in Washington and was featured in the September issue of Food & Wine Magazine as part of the national “healthy juicing” trend.
At every location, Sweetgreen makes an operation-wide effort to leave a gentle footprint on the planet. By using compostable packaging, design details and furniture made from reclaimed materials, and wind energy offset credits to power the stores, Sweetgreen continually aims to raise the bar in sustainability business practices.
Sweetgreen is re-defining the concept of fresh-casual cuisine. With a menu of sustainable food including salads and organic frozen yogurt with unique and seasonal toppings, Sweetgreen makes choosing to eat healthy and delicious food, simple. Founded in 2007 by Georgetown University seniors Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru, Sweetgreen has grown from a single location to 13 current, open locations in the Washington, DC-metro and Philadelphia areas. For more information, visit www.sweetgreen.com.