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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric Wilfong

Update: Sign the change.or petition here.

“Dear PoPville,

Another blow struck against parents who want to act like responsible adults. The Friday night concert series now features Corona and Modelo beers exclusively, plus the fun of rent-a-cops searching your bags. I’m hoping the PoPville community can help contact the Riverfront BID and let them know what a terrible decision this was.”

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image tweeted by @GarberDC

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301 Water Street, SE

Small updated on Whaley’s coming to the awesome Lumber Shed building. The placard says:

“New full-service upscale casual seafood restaurant. Live Entertainment will be provided. Total Occupancy Load is 71. Two Summer Gardens, one with 32 seats and one with 18 seats.”

They’ll be located right between Agua 301 and Osterini Morini, with a beautiful view of the river.

Side note PSA: Yards Park, Capitol Riverfront, Navy Yard whatever you want to call it is absolutely beautiful this time of year.  If you don’t work or live nearby – it’s well worth a visit.

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From a press release:

“Grosvenor Americas, a property investment and development company, today released a rooftop rendering of their F1RST residential community in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. The rendering reveals the District’s first rooftop stadium-seating view into Nationals Park. F1RST will deliver in early 2017. [1277 First Street, SE]

“F1RST will be the first residential community in the Capitol Riverfront with expansive views into Nats Park,” said Jonathan Carr, senior vice president of development for Grosvenor’s D.C. office. “Next year, F1RST residents can be a part of Opening Day by relaxing at home – on their rooftop. The F1RST rooftop will be a fantastic environment for the residents.”

F1RST is designed to LEED Silver and will offer 325 rental apartments, of which 50 will be offered at below market rental rates. F1RST not only provides an outdoor rooftop theatre for residents, but the 450,000-square-foot mixed-used development will also provide an array of amenities including a rooftop pool and hot tub, full-service concierge staff and a 2,300-square-foot fitness center. The development also includes a 170-room Residence Inn by Marriott and over 24,000 square feet of retail space – where Taylor Gourmet and Chop’t are already confirmed. (more…)

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rendering 1st and M St, SE courtesy of Skanska

From a press release:

“Skanska USA Commercial Development announced today that Open Road, owned by Metropolitan Hospitality Group (MHG), will be the second restaurant and bar tenant at 99M. Open Road joins MHG’s CIRCA in the 11-story, 234,000-square-foot Class A office building in Washington’s Capitol Riverfront submarket.

“We believe this location will become the center and heartbeat of the revitalized Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, which is why we are bringing Open Road to 99M,” said Matt Carlin, President, Metropolitan Hospitality Group. “Open Road and CIRCA will thrive here as a place to come as you are, grab a drink and share a meal with friends and family.”

Open Road will have an industrial chic décor, featuring reclaimed wood, steel, brick, and iron. The menu will feature seasonal ingredients used to create culinary variations to traditional American favorites complimented by handcrafted cocktails, and an extensive beer, whiskey, and bourbon collection. Many of the beers on tap will be sourced from local craft breweries.

Open Road and CIRCA will utilize approximately 8,400 square feet of the 11,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space located on the ground floor of 99M. MHG and Skanska anticipate a summer 2018 opening for both restaurants. (more…)

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From a press release:

Chix is hatching its third location this summer in Navy Yard: 1210 Half Street, SE Washington DC 20003. The fast casual concept aims to open in July, adjacent to the Navy Yard Metro stop and one block from Nationals Park. The space is 1,972 SqFt, and will have about 45 seats.

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Chix will feature the same affordable menu as its other two stores, located at 2019 11th St NW (est. 2007) and 1121 14th St NW (est. 2013). We will be open 7 days a week and we will offer dine-in, takeout and delivery for lunch and dinner, as well as catering. The owners (married duo Lukas Umana and Victoria Garcia-Umana) plan on keeping the look very casual and simple like the other Chix restaurants – using mostly repurposed, recycled and eco-friendly construction materials. “When we design a space we don’t seek to replicate our other stores, rather we get inspired by the neighborhood and we shop around locally for unique used pieces that we reuse or repurpose,” said Victoria Garcia-Umana. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user grit and whatever

From a press release:

“Long Shot Hospitality, the management group behind Sixth Engine, Town Hall and The Dubliner, is pleased to announce plans to open The Salt Line in Spring 2017. The waterfront restaurant, located at Dock79 (79 Potomac Avenue, S.E.) in the revitalized Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood, will feature a New England-inspired menu in a casual and relaxed 3,500 square-foot space with ample outdoor dining and an outdoor riverfront bar.

Seafood – not to mention a prominently featured raw bar – will be at the heart of Chef Kyle Bailey’s culinary program at The Salt Line. The menu will offer a selection of straightforward New England classics, along with Bailey’s own interpretations on the regional fare, and a few Chesapeake Bay-influenced specials. Chef Kyle Bailey’s affinity for whole-animal butchery and charcuterie will translate nicely to his plans for The Salt Line, which will include items such as seafood sausages, smoked and cured fish, and a variety of crudo. Bailey also plans to work with local oyster farms to create a proprietary oyster for the restaurant.

The Salt Line will also showcase a regional craft beer selection and a creative cocktail program that will be the centerpieces for the outdoor bar located along the riverfront. The Salt Line plans to serve dinner daily and weekend brunch upon opening. (more…)

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From a press release:

“Washington, D.C. chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella is opening two new eateries at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals, in Southeast Washington, D.C. this season. Kapnos at the Park will be a spin-off of his popular brand of Greek restaurants serving unique gyro sandwiches, while Catchfly Kitchen offers Nats fans Southern-style fried chicken and St. Louis-style ribs. The two concepts will be located side-by-side on the Gallery Level, behind Section 301. Isabella already operates a location of G at Nationals Park, his popular Italian sandwich shop, on the Main Concourse behind Section 136.

“Our location of G at Nationals Park has been such a blast that we jumped at the chance to open up new concepts at the ballpark,” said Chef Mike Isabella. “And it’s not just an opportunity to sell more food; the Nationals organization and their fans have a special relationship that translates to a lively and engaging game-day experience that we are proud to be a part of.”

Kapnos at the Park (more…)