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Mark Furstenberg, founder of Marvelous Market and The Bread Line, plans to open Bread Furst , a bakery shop in Q1 2014 at 4434 Connecticut Ave, NW, near the car wash at Albemarle Street, NW. Originally the location was the site of a beloved (southern-based) grocery store, called Piggly Wiggly. Jack Revelle will be Bread Furst’s pastry chef. Mark says he even has Raul Fernandez onboard to work in the bakery. Raul worked at Marvelous Market in 1991. For the project, Mark has a very interesting blog where he updates the trials and tribulations of what it takes to open a bakery from scratch – not just the bread is made from scratch: breadfurst.com Ch-ch-changes: Restaurant Associates has re-opened a refreshed Roof Terrace Restaurant & Bar at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to an extended bar area for pre-performance cocktails and appetizers for a group or a duo, the private dining room also transforms into an intimate lounge. The new interior design features rose-tinted drapery, luxe navy carpeting, and contemporary wooden, leather upholstered furniture. The transformed bistro bar space boasts modern, blue acrylic tables and a special bar menu….Sanjeev and Mitul Tuli have made changes at their restaurants at 1901 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Their landmark restaurant, Heritage India, serves a lunch buffet across the entire space, including where Crossroads used to be. Starting at happy hour, the space turns into Zanzibar, a nightclub for the 40+ crowd, with music and light food. Matt and Jena Carr plan to open Little Red Fox on Connecticut Avenue, NW, where Marvelous Market used to be, serving healthy comfort food made with seasonal ingredients. The husband and wife team are D.C. natives who are returning to their old ‘hood after living in Portland, Oregon. The focus is local, with coffee from Annapolis-based Ceremony Coffee Roasters, and local produce and wines. Linda Roth is president of Linda Roth Associates, a public relations & marketing firm. Reach her at: Linda@LindaRothPR.com or 703-417-2700. www.lindarothpr.com.