Haliemariam took over the space formerly occupied by Pacci’s Pizzeria at 8113 Georgia Ave. in 2019, with plans to turn it into a restaurant with an American-themed menu. Long delayed by the pandemic, Citizens&Culture is ready to make its debut.
“The first thing we’re going to do is expand the size,” Hailemariam said to the Source in 2019, with plans to enclose the patio space and add an enclosed rooftop space similar to Kaldi’s.
Hailemariam said he would tap into the local brewing culture to supply beers for about 50-60 taps, targeting a happy hour crowd as well as dinner patrons. He recently said to the Source that he was inspired by Yard House’s offerings of 100 beers on tap, and wanted to bring a similar experience to downtown Silver Spring.
The restaurant is currently hiring bartenders, cooks, servers, and managers. Interested applicants should email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Photos courtesy of Tsega Hailemariam
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