Firepan Korean BBQ has once again delayed the opening of its location in downtown Silver Spring, according to a report from The MoCo Show.
The delay in opening to August was confirmed by the restaurant, citing additional delays in construction. “We still have issue[s] with building up [the] grease duct to all the way to [the] roof,” a representative for the restaurant said to the Source via email. “If we can open early, we will let you know.”
The restaurant, located at the former home of Pete’s New Haven Apizza at 962 Wayne Ave. in downtown Silver Spring, initially targeted a Fall 2021 opening, then delayed to January and April (and then May). The Montgomery County Board of License Commissioners approved Firepan’s application for a liquor license last November, according to Bethesda Beat.
The downtown Silver Spring location will be the company’s second; Firepan’s original location opened in 2019 at Eden Center in Falls Church, Va. A third location is also slated to open this year in Woodbridge, Va., according to the company’s website.
Firepan Korean BBQ is among a growing list of upcoming restaurant openings in Silver Spring, including The Breakfast Club, Miss Toya’s Creole House, J. Hollinger’s, Kusshi Ko, Bonchon, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Tacosway Mexican Grill, Valenciana Wine Garden, Flip’d by IHOP, Dunkin/Baskin-Robbins, Black Lion Café, Willie T’s Seafood Shack/Be Right Burger, and the Commas food hall at Ellsworth Place.
Photo Courtesy Firepan Korean BBQ