Many Friends were excited to learn that La Madeleine’s closure is short-term. Yesterday, BethesdaNow.com reported some additional details on when we’ll see this neighborhood favorite return, and what we can expect when it does. PerSei is the mid-rise residential building nearing completion at Pike & Rose. Scheduled to open this fall, the mixed-use building will have apartment units in the upper floors and restaurants and residential in the lower – including, we’ve learned, La Madeleine.
Something we did not know: The water wheel feature in the original restaurant actually worked. It was intended to grind grains into flour for the restaurant’s bread.
Joining La Madeleine in the ground floor of PerSei will be Summer House, from the Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group…
Although BethesdaNow reports that the beer garden we’ve mentioned will be in PerSei, it’s our understanding that that concept will actually be a bit farther inside the property in an area called “Muse Alley.” Read more at BethesdaNow.com!