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A-Deli Italian Food shop has signed a lease in NoMa, bringing delicious Italian hoagies and sandwiches to this rapidly growing neighborhood. A-Deli plans on opening this fall at 1300 Second Street, NE, across from the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel and the New York Avenue Metro Station.

A-Deli, which currently operates a location in Herndon, will offer breakfast and lunch featuring an Italian-American menu, offering diverse options such as lasagna, meatball and cheese sandwiches, Italian hoagies, and cheese steaks. The deli focuses on fresh, hot items and makes everything daily. Most items cost less than $7.00.

The privately owned deli chain was founded more than 10 years ago by Kawal Kapoor, and remains a family business. “We decided to come to NoMa because it’s the next emerging business center,” Kapoor said. “With all the new tenants moving in like the Department of Justice and NPR, we know there will be a need for more lunch options.” A-Deli will open its second location in the 777 SF space in NoMa; they plan to expand further in 2012. A-Deli joins The Perfect Pita and Five Guys on the west side of Second Street, NE.

“NoMa remains a top choice for retailers in the DC market, and we are proud to be attracting both national chains and independent, family-owned businesses,” said Rachel Davis, Director of Marketing and Events for the NoMa Business Improvement District. “In the last three years, 18 retailers have opened in NoMa, including Todd Gray’s Watershed and the largest Harris Teeter in the city.” Retail expansion continues in 2012, as The JBG Companies will break ground on a mixed-use site holding an 80,000 SF Walmart; 10,0000 additional SF of retail; and 300 apartments.

Capital Retail Group and LeDroit Park Development Company manage retail leasing in the 8,000 SF building constructed by the U.S. General Services Administration adjacent to the headquarters of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The retail building, featuring outdoor seating and direct access to Metro, is open to the public.

About NoMa

NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last five years, private developers have invested more than $3 billion in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. In 2010, more than 6,000 people moved into NoMa to live or work; and eight new retailers opened for business. NoMa has 15 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in DC, with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Met Branch Trail, and six Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, DC. For more information about NoMa, visit and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID; or Facebook at

For Immediate Release

News Media Contact: Rachel L. Davis

202-997-3846, [email protected]


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