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Learn More About DeafSpace Architecture; Potbelly's Opening

NAVY YARD—The long-awaited opening for the newest Potbelly's is upon us. Next Tuesday, March 13, 2012, is the day and the full press release is after the break. [CurbedInbox]

DC—This May the National Convention for the American Institute Of Architects takes place downtown and one of the many events is a presentation by Hansel Bauman, the DeafSpace architect for Gallaudet University who specializes in designing "radically inclusive" spaces. A few months ago we profiled an in-progress Gallaudet dorm that he is developing. [AIA]

Potbelly Sandwich Shop Opens in Washington D.C.’s Navy Yard Neighborhood

Local Mealtime Hangout Serves Signature Toasty Warm Sandwiches, Hand-Dipped Shakes and Much, Much More to Residents, Tourists and Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Potbelly Sandwich Shop announces the opening of its newest neighborhood shop at 301 Tingey Street, located in the heart of Washington D.C.’s historic Navy Yard neighborhood. Situated at the corner of 3rd and Tingey, the shop resides below the Yards Foundry Lofts and is the 45th Potbelly to open in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area.

James Carpenter is the general manager and will head the brand’s new operations at the shop. Born and raised in Washington D.C., Carpenter has nearly half a decade of experience in the restaurant industry, fulfilling a variety of roles ranging from baker to manager. Carpenter first joined Potbelly in 2010 as an assistant manager at the Union Station shop. Now, he is excited to call the new Navy Yard shop his home.

“Navy Yard is a historic and honorable neighborhood with a vibe unto its own, and our new shop reflects the feel of the area,” Carpenter said. “We are deeply committed to engraining ourselves into the fabric of the community and building long-lasting relationships with our customers and the organizations that serve Navy Yard.”

Carpenter and his team of associates will be serving area residents, tourists and businesses the best-tasting sandwiches, soups and shakes in a lively environment. The location is open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The shop offers delivery Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We are thrilled to become part of a neighborhood where people work, live and come to enjoy the city’s many historic attractions,” Carpenter said. “Being part of this neighborhood means we need to know what is important to our customers – great tasting, quick meals that won’t break the bank.”

Born from humble beginnings as an antique shop known for offering homemade sandwiches to its customers, Potbelly carries on its neighborhood approach today. The brand has amassed a passionately devoted following, building its reputation as a mealtime hangout spot, where great food, friends and eclectic décor combine to create an atmosphere unlike any other.


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