Trendy Florida Restaurant Will Take Over Former Mackey’s Space

It may become a "ceviche gastrobar."

Mackey's Public House closed in February. Photo by Jessica Sidman.

Centurion Restaurant Group—a Florida-based company that operates several buzzy Peruvian and Spanish “gastrobars” as well as healthy fast-casual spots—will take over the downtown space formerly home to Mackey’s Public House.

A publicist for the recently renovated Hotel RL, where the restaurant is located, says the restaurant will be Pisco y Nazca, a “ceviche gastrobar.” But Centurion COO Juan Carlos Marchan says they haven’t finalized the concept yet. He declined to share further details.

Stay tuned for more. And if you miss Mackey’s, don’t worry, it’s just moved to Metro Center.

Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.