Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Arrival Announces Chinatown as First “Semi-Outdoor Mall”

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Why not? I mean we have Ruby Tuesdays, Legal Seafoods, a movie theater, bowling alley, and now a smoothie shop. Why not throw in the mall chain that is Auntie Anne’s Pretzels?

Auntie Anne’s is opening in Gallery Place’s “Kiosk Row” between Chipotle and Clydes in the little green kiosk which used to house a florist.

I’m a huge fan of local, non-chain restaurant eating, so this part of Chinatown is already kind of an eyesore for me. This just brings insult to injury. But I guess that’s what we should expect in the “Times Square of DC,” as this block has been called.

What do you think? Will you be stopping by Auntie Anne’ for their delicious pretzels? Or does this feel strange to you, too?

Cathy was fortunate to spend a year in Paris – traveling to all surrounding countries and touring all that is worthy. Upon realizing that there is no place like home (she does hail from Kansas City – but did not click her heels to get back – thank you, Air France), she returned to America where she set out to explore every last inch of our massive country. From her base in the nation’s capital, she has worked in marketing and event planning for the past 4 years. Mail any and all DC related tips to Cathy (at) WeLoveDC (dot) com.

One thought on “Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Arrival Announces Chinatown as First “Semi-Outdoor Mall”

  1. As long as they carry the jalapeno pretzels, I will forgive them. But, as Chinatown has become our Times Square (full of brightly lit, disneyfied chains) I suppose it’s just par for the course.

    It’s vastly better than what was there when I moved here.