Nando’s Peri-Peri Coming to Boilermaker Building in Navy Yard

From a press release:

Nando’s Peri-Peri, the fast growing international chicken restaurant, is opening its doors at a new location in Washington, DC’s renovated Boilermaker Building at The Yards. The restaurant, scheduled to open in June 2013, will occupy 2,866 square feet and offer patio seating for those who want to enjoy the heat this summer. This will be the flame-grilled chicken restaurant’s twelfth location in the United States, following the March 2013 opening of its first Baltimore location.

Originally a naval industrial building, the Boilermaker building is undergoing an extensive renovation and will contain 34,000 of Retail Square Feet. Forest City is developing the Boilermaker Shops, which will include the following restaurants:

Nando’s Peri-­‐Peri, BlueJacket brewpub, Buzz Bakery, Willie’s Brew & ‘Que, among others.

We judged their Dupont location back in Sept. 2010.

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  • I think it’s a good fit for this location.

  • As someone who lives directly across the street from the Boilermaker Shops, it sure would be nice to see something finally open instead of all the coming soon announcements.

    • Word. Does anyone know why restaurants open 6months to a year later than they are announced? There seems to be barely anything going on with bluejacket for example, but they’ve had a twitter for almost a year. Does the city slow them down? Financing?

      • David Garber

        In my experience, the time to open usually traces back to the business itself rather than a delay with the city (although there are definitely exceptions). In this case, the space is completely raw, so construction will account for a good portion of those months. With regard to Bluejacket, they are definitely under construction now — thought at a slightly slower pace than, say, Gordon Biersch at 1st and M SE, which has a set model and cranks out a similar product location after location.

        • Also, I think Bluejacket and the other spots in the Boilermaker shops just had their spaces turned over to them for their construction (after the renovation of the building itself has been ongoing for over a year), while the Gordon Biersch space has been sitting and waiting for a restaurant for nearly two years.

      • I wouldn’t be surprised if these new restaurants in and around Yards Park are waiting for the prime time to cash in, i.e. spring time and the start of baseball season. They might get a winter lunch crowd from DOT, but the real money to be made will come from the opening of Nats Park.

  • I love international-style chicken! And I have it on good authority that Steve Peri will be making an appearance and signing autographs at the grand opening celebration!

  • Lekker bru

  • Navy Yard yay! I imagine once the new apartment buildings are finished being built on South Capitol and 4th and M they’ll be leased up fast.

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