Casual French eatery Le Pain Quotidien will soon fill the last available retail bays at 975 F Street, NW, in Washington, DC's East End. Akridge and Seaton Benkowski & Partners announced the 10-year lease that will bring their Carroll Square development to 100 percent occupancy this year.

Le Pain Quotidien's 2,749 square foot space at the northeast corner of 10th and F Streets will represent the restaurant and bakery's fourth DC location, with others opened in Spring Valley, Dupont Circle, and the Golden Triangle over the past three years. Several additional DC openings are planned. Surrounded by a mix of office, residential, cultural, and visitor traffic well-suited to the popular and growing operation, the Carroll Square address is expected to open in October.

Other upscale retailers at Carroll Square include chocolatier and restaurant CoCo Sala, fine jewelry gallery Mia Gemma, French beauty products company L'Occitane, men's custom shoemaker Alden Shoes, and high-end eyeware purveyor I-doc Optical.  In addition to these boutiques, the building is home to the offices of prestigious law, investment, and lobbying firms including Seyfarth Shaw, Kraft Government Affairs, and Fitzpatrick Cella Harper Scinto. The property also houses a first class fine art gallery curated by Hemphill Fine Arts.  

About Le Pain Quotidien
Founded in Brussels in 1990, Le Pain Quotidien now has more than 150 locations in cities around the world and across the US. The bakery/cafe restaurants serve simple, elegant boulangerie fare - soup, salads, tartines, breakfast, homemade pastries, and handmade organic bread - made with organic ingredients whenever possible. The menu includes many vegan and vegetarian options. Le Pain Quotidien is committed to responsible business practices that are good for the community and the environment. For more information, please visit