Monday, February 24, 2014

Mythology & Lore coming to 816 H St NE

Mythology & Lore the modern chophouse and lounge that was previously slated to open at 1005 H St has finalized plans and is coming to fruition on H Street at a new location.  816 H Street NE was recently home to Fever Bar & Lounge and was where HR-57 originally located when it arrived on H Street and will now be substantially renovated to house Mythology & Lore

The concept comes to us via the Atlas Room's opening General Manager Mark Medley and owner Todd Luongo.  The duo plan to offer a modern Chophouse menu with a quality wine program and rotating craft beers. 

Medley was an integral part of the opening team at the Atlas Room and brings over 30 years in the DC restaurant industry including past stints at Mark & Orlando's, Vidalia, and Pesce.  Luongo grew up in the restaurant industry working the counter and grille at his father's breakfast and lunch dinette and worked at restaurants through college before launching his career in enterprise technology.  After years in Silicon Valley, Luongo's software company brought him to the DC area where he manages a number of businesses and investments.  He's excited to return to the restaurant industry and is thrilled to have finalized his longstanding plans to open here on H Street. 

Luongo tells us that "after an extensive search, we feel like we have found the absolute ideal location for the Mythology / Lore project. We are excited to be in a position to contribute to the next phase of the rebirth of the amazing H Street neighborhood. We think Mythology / Lore will serve as key cornerstones to this community for many years to come."  Stay tuned for more details on this exciting new concept as the project moves forward through buildout over the next several months. 

Luongo & Medley celebrate their new lease by taking down the for lease sign at 816 H St

Todd Luongo signs the lease to 816 H St NE with David Movafagh, a partner in the building's ownership group

1 comment:

  1. Awesome. Congrats to Mark who is a real pro!