About a year ago, Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) completed construction of the “shell” for what was originally intended to be an Italian restaurant on Columbia Gateway Drive. Shortly thereafter the tenant began the interior construction.
Then the money ran out.
Today, the interior sits about three quarters completed and the tenant has walked away. COPT is now actively seeking a new tenant to take over the space. They would probably even entertain a non restaurant tenant at this point.
Update 2:46 PM: I just heard that Aida Bistro has been in negotiations to relocate thier Gateway restaurant to this building. Stay tuned!