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The Hamilton, a Clyde's Group restaurant, has been open nonstop since its celebrated opening on December 18 (with the exception of Christmas) and has had a thick stream of customers that entire time, filling many of the seats in the sprawling 37,000-sq. foot restaurant.
"Business is good, we have had a lot of late night customers," Maureen Hirsch of Clyde's Group told Guest of a Guest. The restaurant was first made famous for being open 24 hours. "It's hard to staff the midnight shift, and it was stressful. We have 3-6 shows a week in Hamilton Live and diners on the upper levels. We had to keep cleaning the restaurant through the night, and with high turnover of employees [a common theme in the hospitality industry] it was hard to keep schedules up. It was also difficult for managers to take time off." More»
The restaurant is owned by the Clyde's group, which owns the iconic Old Ebbitt Grill just a block away. Their logo is Alexander Hamilton sporting a pair of shades. Awesome!!
John Laytham, CEO of the Clyde's Group, told Washingtonian The Hamilton cost $24 million to build. Mayor Gray mentioned a $4.4 million investment from DC to help finance the restaurant, in the form of tax incentives. The space was previously Borders, and now the restaurant will employ almost 400 people.
Laytham also said in his Washingtonian interview that Old Ebbitt turns away about 800 to 900 customers a day--and I bet they'll start sending them to The Hamilton. The Hamilton's three dining rooms, three bars and sushi bar seat 500 guests. More»
Wednesday, May 22
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.