Roaming Rooster opening new location in Skyland Town Center Saturday!
“Roaming Rooster, the wildly popular fried chicken restaurant, will celebrate the Grand Opening of its Skyland Town Center location on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022.
The eatery will open its doors to the public at 1pm, after a private event and ribbon cutting for restaurant staff and community leaders. A DJ will be on hand to spin music all weekend.
This Skyland Town Center location will be Roaming Rooster’s fifth restaurant in the District, and sixth overall. It is the first branch to open east of the Anacostia River, the first branch to launch a homemade custard milkshake program, as well as the first time the chain will open in a first-generation restaurant space. In partnership with WC Smith and Rappaport, more than $1 million has been invested in the Skyland restaurant. Roaming Rooster anticipates employing up to 40 people there.
The Black-owned, Washington-based business started in 2015 as a food truck operating in the District; the family parlayed its loyal following into a brick-and-mortar operation in 2018, since then opening DC locations in Tenleytown, U Street, Western Market and Woodridge.
Members of the media are invited to attend the private event, which will begin at 11am. Please note that all attendees will be required to present an ID and proof of COVID vaccination. Masks will be required.
The Roaming Rooster marks the start of an exciting year of openings at Skyland Town Center. A drive- through Starbucks, the first in DC, is slated to open this month, and the Lidl grocery store is anticipating a late 2022 opening.
Later in the year Skyland Nails and Spa, and Like That Barber, a neighborhood “institution” that has been serving families in Wards 7 and 8 for 30 years, will come online, along with Tropical Smoothie Café, &Pizza, Mezeh, Maizal, and Fuji Steakhouse and Seafood.
A Trek Bicycle store has signed a lease to locate at Skyland Town Center.
CVS and Chase Bank Community Center opened in 2021, as did The Crest at Skyland Town Center, a 263- unit residential property.”