Posts Tagged ‘Ilya Alter’

Dacha Beer Garden Expanding Into Chinese Restaurant Next Door

Dacha is expanding its Shaw beer garden to also include a three-story beer hall next door. Owners Dmitri Chekaldin and Ilya Alter have signed a lease to take over the building currently occupied by China Express next door. Previously, the owners had planned to build a permanent structure on the existing beer garden lot, but they've since scratched that plan. "The […]

Dacha Beer Garden Opens Tomorrow

Dacha Beer Garden will reopen in Shaw tomorrow at noon, but you're going to have to wait another year for the permanent structure and kitchen. Co-owner Dmitri Chekaldin says the build-out was delayed because of a dispute over the design with the Historic Preservation Board. That's since been resolved: "The changes to the original design […]

Second, Larger Dacha Aims to Be More Than Just a Beer Garden

Dacha Beer Garden isn't just building out a permanent structure at its Shaw location; it's also looking to expand to a second location in Mount Vernon Triangle, PoPville reports. Co-owner Dmitri Chekaldin tells Y&H that the lease at 923-925 5th St. NW is still being finalized, but if all goes according to plan, the new location could […]

Beer Gardens Wrap Up for the Winter

Beer garden season is coming to a close. Yesterday was the last day for Dacha in Shaw, and La Piazza in Bethesda has also packed up its patio. Garden District will remain open with heaters through Dec. 7. (It's now closed Mondays, as well as Thanksgiving Day.) All plan to reopen in the spring. In […]

Dacha Beer Garden Opens in Shaw Tonight

Just in time for the tail end of summer, all-outdoors beer garden Dacha opens today at 4 p.m. in Shaw. The beer garden comes from Russian duo Ilya Alter and Dmitri Chekaldin, who left the corporate world (Alter from finance, and Chekaldin from trading) to do something they felt would be more fulfilling. The name […]

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