Whoa! Huge Score for The Yards and Capitol Riverfront SE – Harris Teeter and Seven Restaurants

Boilermaker Shops

From a press release:

The new restaurants and grocery store will be located in three different buildings within The Yards and are to include:

Foundry Lofts Apartments:

Potbelly: The latest location of the popular neighborhood sandwich joint serving toasty warm sandwiches and hand dipped shakes. Opening first quarter 2012. www.potbelly.com

Kruba Thai and Sushi: A new restaurant from the operators of Teak Wood Thai & Sushi Bar and Regent Thai in DC and Galae Thai & Sushi Bar in Alexandria, VA. Opening first quarter 2012.

Boilermaker Shops:

Neighborhood Restaurant Group: Two separate concepts from this locally based restaurant group are planned for The Yards. Buzz Bakery, a popular full-service bakery, coffee shop and dessert lounge will open its third location, featuring fresh, made from scratch creations from award-winning Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIsaac, www.buzzonslaters.com. An innovative, new craft brewery — certain to gain a warm reception among DC’s vibrant and growing beer scene — will also debut at The Yards. Neighborhood Restaurant Group includes nine distinctive Chef-driven restaurants and bars such as The Evening Star Café, Vermilion, Rustico, Tallula, EatBar, Columbia Firehouse, Birch & Barley, ChurchKey, as well as Planet Wine, Red Apron Butchery and Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, a non-profit organization. Both Yards locations are scheduled to open late 2012. www.neighborhoodrestaurantgroup.com

Thompson Hospitality: One of the largest minority-owned food service companies has plans for two restaurant concepts for The Yards. Austin Grill Express: a casual, funky Tex-Mex restaurant drawing on the experience of Austin Grill to deliver a unique menu and environment, www.austingrillexpress.com; and, brb — be right burger™, a new restaurant concept featuring delicious burgers made without any chemicals you can’t pronounce, www.eatbrb.com. Both are scheduled to open Fall 2012. www.thompsonhospitality.com.

Huey’s 24/7 Diner: A classic diner experience accented by traditional New Orleans dishes served in an Art Deco environment. Opening Fall 2012. www.hueys247diner.com

401 M Street Building

Harris Teeter: A full-service food market that offers the freshest, highest-quality and best selection of meats, seafood and produce available from local farms to products from around the world including a sushi bar, gourmet deli, café and wine department. Opening 2013. www.harristeeter.com

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16 Comment

  • Ugh! I seethe with jealousy!

  • Pretty freaking awesome.

  • OMG a 24 hour diner! Quick, everybody freak out!

  • The pin on the map is a little bit off. The Yards development straddles N Street, not M.

  • As a Hill resident near the Capitol South metro, I could not be happier about this.

  • When are they going to do something beyond fabulous with the Wonder Bread Factory behind the Howard Theater? It’s the best, rundown thing in the city.

    • +1

      I’m not keeping my fingers crossed though, as it is another blighted property being sat on by Doug Jemal (at least for the past 14 years).

      • It’s in such bad shape structurally that they only thing they’ll probably be able to save is the facade, if even that. Jemal has let it rot for many, many years.

  • My gf and I were on our bikes and riding around down there and I remarked that the Boilermaker shop is a cool old building and would make for an awesome brewery/brewpub.

    Woot Woot! Great news. That area around the stadium really needs further development and hopefully this is all just the beginning.

    • At one point in the past, Dogfish Head was said to have signed on to opening a brewpub in that building; not sure whether they’re now in talks with NRG or not. In any case, though, NRG definitely knows its beer and DC sorely needs brewpubs!

      Buzz will also be a great addition there. Mmm, pastries and beer at midnight…

  • just moved down there. sweeeeeeet.

    • hope you bought your place (or are otherwise there for the long haul), because it’s going to be a while before you get anything more than justin’s, subway, and 5 guys.

  • Nats town is going to be poppin’ off!

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