The first harbinger of a new restaurant opening is often a bright orange liquor license hearing notice appearing in the window of an unoccupied space. A couple more of these notices have recently popped up around downtown Silver Spring, though they provide little indication of the nature of the planned establishments outside of their names.
First, there's "Urban Butcher", set to occupy the first floor of this building at the corner of Georgia and Ripley. Sounds a bit serial killer-y to me. Perhaps the name is meant to be ironic and it will actually be a vegan restaurant.
UPDATE: Reader JW did a little sleuthing and found the Maryland trade name application for Urban Butcher, which included a few bits of new information. First, the name is being registered by Raynold Mendizabal, presently the executive chef at the Lima Restaurant in the District. Also, there will be both an operating butcher shop and a restaurant on the premises. If nothing else, you know your meat will be fresh.
There's also a notice posted in a window of this nondescript building located at 923 Sligo Avenue for an eponymously-named "923 Sligo Cafe".
I have no other info on either of these establishments, so if anyone has any details, let us know!
Thanks to MG for the tip on Urban Butcher.