TenPenh restaurant, which operated in Washington, DC from 2000 to 2011, is poised for a revival in a new location. Passion Food Hospitality – whose proprietors are chef Jeffs Tunks, David Wizenberg, and Gus DiMillo — has signed a lease for 6,395 square feet of space at Washington REIT’s newly renovated Silverline Center in the heart of Tysons, VA. TenPenh, named for its original location at 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, is scheduled to open next year.
Washington REIT also has leased retail space at Silverline Center to Bourbon Coffee. The international coffee producer and purveyor will start offering full service in the spring of 2016. In addition to its own sustainably grown and produced coffee, Bourbon Coffee will offer a full breakfast and lunch menu. Bourbon Coffee first opened its doors in Kigali, Rwanda in 2007, and has expanded to eight different locations across Rwanda and the US; the Tysons location will be its ninth.
After an extensive façade and lobby renovation, Washington REIT delivered Silverline Center in the second quarter of 2015. Since then, the company has executed 261,000 SF of leases, bringing the building to 93 percent leased status. The 532,000 SF structure at 7900 Westpark Drive, originally built in 1971, is now a modern, trophy-class property with direct access to Metro’s Silver Line and two I-495 express lanes. In late November, commercial real estate development association Northern Virginia NAIOP awarded Silverline Center its top awards for Best Building Repositioning and Best Building Common area.
In addition to the future restaurant and coffee shop, the building offers extensive amenities including an all-new high-tech conference center, onsite fitness center and child care center, outdoor terrace and lounge, and an expansive skylit atrium with wi-fi and direct access to the below-grade parking garage.
Attracting more than a million views per week from the Capital Beltway, Silverline Center already has attained iconic status with its glass curtain wall illuminated with hundreds of LED lights that can be programmed to display virtually any color scheme. Through the end of the year, the building will enliven the night sky with hourly holiday-themed dynamic light shows, while displaying holiday colors between shows.
Silverline Center is part of the transformation of Tysons Corner from a suburban office environment to a transit-oriented mixed-use community. “We are thrilled to welcome TenPenh and Bourbon Coffee to Silverline Center,” said Washington REIT Senior Director Anthony Chang. “With these tenants in place, Silverline Center will not just be a great place to work, but also will become a local dining destination.”