New Tenant For Drinx Space?

Thanks to the eagle eyes keeping up with permits over at Gallery Place Living, it appears that Maryland-based sports bar chain The Greene Turtle is taking over the prime, but tricky, real estate at the southeast corner of the Verizon Center. The most recent tenant at 601 F St. NW, Drinx, lasted about a year and a half.

As Fritz Hahn wrote in a Washington Post story last year, "Restaurants that open inside MCI Center are invariably cursed. Since the arena opened in 1997, it has housed the Velocity Grill sports restaurant and cigar lounge; the pricey Nick and Stef's steakhouse; and an upscale lounge called the F Street Sports Bar. No matter which format they tried, the owners just couldn't lure crowds outside of game day or concerts, and even then, there were always seats to be found."

The Greene Turtle's vibe looks more casual than Drinx, which may help them lure more sports fans, but will the neighborhood embrace it?