The Triangle Blog has been on top of the story about the new resturant coming to 400 Massachusetts Ave N.W. called Sixth Engine. Douglas Development has finally issued a press release confirming everything they have said.
The space at 400 Mass is an old firehouse and Sixth Engine will be an American bistro that will carry on that theme. The Engine 6 firehouse is the oldest firehouse in Washington, D.C. Built in 1855 for the Metropolitan Hook and Ladder Company, the firehouse still retains the original “MHL” insignia above the entrance.
We expect the restaurant to be a fun place, as the ownership group includes the proprieters of The Dubliner and Town Hall.
“We loved the history of the building and wanted to open a neighborhood spot with outdoor seating," said Gavin Coleman, one of the owners. “Our goal is to ensure that Sixth Engine is designed in a way that showcases and preserves the history of the building.”