The White Moose Inn featured in “The Washington Post”

Q & A: Jim Abdo on his plans to transform Little Washington

Big-wigs in the past have tried getting rich off the success of the Inn at Little Washington, chef Patrick O’Connell’s celebrated restaurant in central Virginia, by opening restaurants or shops down the street and hoping the money would start pouring in.

Read more of Jim Abdo’s Q & A with “The Washington Post” here.

See photos from “The Washington Post” of the White Moose Inn here.

Faces of a Changing Little Washington

Seventy miles west of D.C. in Rappahannock County, is Washington, Va., a town of only 135 people, at least for now.

D.C. developer Jim Abdo is the mastermind behind a plan to transform the quiet, postage stamp-sized town into a buzzy getaway for visitors from D.C. and its suburbs. He’s buying up properties along Main Street and bringing in restaurants and shop owners as partners.

Read more here.

He remade H Street and Logan Circle. Now D.C. developer takes on a country town.

It started 36 years ago, when a country boy with a taste for French cooking opened a restaurant in a former gas station on Middle Street in Washington, Va. The roast chicken with fresh tarragon and green beans went for $4.95 the first week.

Read more here.

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