Thai Place, the popular Pennsylvania Avenue restaurant, will begin construction on its new L Street location next month.
The 4,000-square-foot restaurant will be housed at 2101 L St. and is slated for completion in early 2014.
The new location will include a full bar and a 50-seat outdoor patio space, giving Thai Place a more modern look, said its manager, Dia Khanthongthip.
“The design is nice, contemporary and more upscale than our space now, but with the same reasonable prices,” Khanthongthip said.
Khanthongthip said the restaurant plans to host happy hours to attract students to the new space, and will increase their marketing once the construction is finished.
The Thai restaurant will leave its current location, adjacent to Panda Cafe and Mehran restaurants, once construction is complete. The University announced this February that it would tear down the row of townhouses on Pennsylvania Avenue, also known as Square 75A, to create a sleek new office building.
The current location will stay open on Pennsylvania Avenue until construction is completed.