385 Water Street, SE

Excited to see how this turns out from the folks behind Brooklyn Winery:

“District Winery will occupy 16,000 SF as the sole tenant of a new pavilion building to be developed by Forest City just east of the existing Lumber Shed. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2016 with opening projected for fall 2017.”

Their website adds:

“From the team behind Brooklyn Winery, District Winery will produce small batch artisanal wines on site. This new space will also offer a restaurant featuring refined cuisine and a full service private event venue ideal for elegant weddings, corporate gatherings, and other celebrations. Coming 2017 to The Yards.”


79 Potomac Avenue, SE

That was fast! All Purpose opened in Shaw, to great reviews, back in May. Now they’ll be coming to Navy Yard. Their liquor license placard says:

“A fast, casual café-style restaurant with bar which shall serve pizza and Italian food with recorded music. Total number of seats: 90. Total Occupancy Load: 105. Total number of Summer Gardens: 2. Total number of Summer Garden seats: 100.”

Right across the street from Nats Park:


And around the corner from The Salt Line.


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From a press release:

“On Saturday, September 17, the fifth installation of DC’s largest craft beer festival, Snallygasterwill return to Yards ParkNamed for the fearsome and mythical dragon-like beast said to terrorize the region at the turn of the century, Snallygaster is a craft beer festival from the team behind ChurchKey, Birch & Barley, Bluejacket, Rustico, The Sovereign and more. For this momentous fifth year, no fewer than 350 unique craft beers from around the globe will be offered against a backdrop of fine food, live music and entertainment all at the Capital Riverfront from 1 PM to 6 PM. Snallygaster will also feature live music including performances from Speedy Ortiz, local artists and DJ’s who will provide entertainment from start to finish. Snallygaster (located at Lot H/I on First St SE & N St SE) benefits Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture.
Beer Director Greg Engert is crafting what will undoubtedly be the largest and most unique beer list of any Snallygaster to date. Guests can expect to find nearly 50 brews making their DC debut at Snallygaster 2016, dozens of vintage beers, more than 75 barrel-aged brews and sour ales, a wide array of autumnal releases, a deep list of German-style beers, a slew of craft cans, plus cask ales and Franconian gravity-poured/rubber-clad kegs. Of the 350 craft brews tapped on September 17, some standouts will include Cantillon Fou’ Foune, Founders CBS, Allagash Ghoulschip, Aslin Bringing Sexy Back, Firestone Walker Krieky Bones and Perennial Barrel-Aged Abraxas. More than 60 of the beers have already been released with new additions being released regularly leading up to the event. (more…)

navy yard living
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“I’m getting ready to move back to DC after a 2 year hiatus. There are some interesting places in the Capitol Waterfront/Navy Yard area, but I’m wondering about the neighborhood. I loved living in Logan Circle before, wondering how they compare and what ppl think of this newly developing area. Thanks in advance!!!”

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“Pepco reports a power outage in the District, impacting approximately 900 customers in the SE and SW quadrants. Estimated restoration time is 11AM. Affected customers can call PEPCO at 1-877-737-2662”

Update at 1:15pm: “Pepco reports power has been restored in the impacted neighborhoods of the SE and SW quadrants of the District.”

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From The Yards:

“WHAT: The grand opening of The Yards Marina, hosted by Forest City in collaboration with Living Classrooms. The DC metro area is invited to a free afternoon of family-friendly activities along the Anacostia River as part of the Marina’s opening day celebration.

The Yards Marina features 50 boat slips with dockage for boats up to 125 feet in length, a water taxi dock, an education dock and a paddler dock for kayaks and smaller personal boats. Half of the slips are designed for long-term, seasonal use, while the other half are intended for short-term occupation of ten days or less. Transient slips are available for the opening event at no charge. Space is limited; please contact Living Classrooms at 202-488-0627 to reserve.

Opening day activities to include: (more…)

301 Water Street, SE

From a press release:

“Whaley’s will debut its Bar Menu this Wednesday, June 15th in the historic Lumber Shed at The Yards, located at 301 Water Street SE in the growing Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront District.

The Bar Menu is available Sunday-Thursday 5pm – 7pm and will focus on fun, small and shareable plates. Dishes will include:

· Old Bay Potato Chips with Chive Crème Fraiche and Trout Roe $8

· Crawfish Hushpuppies with Sweet and Spicy Mustard Aioli $10

· Soft Shell Crab Sandwich with Horseradish Mayo and Pickled Red Onion $18

Longtime friend, mentor and collaborator Brian Zipin and Bar Manager Nick Miller have assembled a beverage menu that features a bounty of good drinks all under $10. Imbibe on refreshing cocktails; gin, campari and sweet vermouth topped with stiegl radler or dill aquavit with cochi vermouth and lime. Also find beers and wines by the glass.

Whaley’s is also opening the Patio this Wednedsday, June 15th. The Patio has seating for 26 with sweeping river views in Yards Park. The full menu is available on the Patio.”


A reader reported just before Monday night:

“This is the scene outside my house right now. At least 9-10 gunshots at around 9:15. Man shot, that’s the clothes and towels in the foreground. He was awake when taken to the hospital. Cops said more like 15-20 shots. I think the victim is in stable condition. It was a very quick response by both the police and the ambulance, they were there in minutes.”

From MPD:

“Members of the First District are currently investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 9:24pm in the 900 block of 5th St SE. Members of the First District responded to the location for a report of multiple gunshots and found an adult male victim who had been wounded. The victim was quickly transported to the hospital for treatment. This case is being actively investigated by the First District Detectives Unit. If you have any information, please call 202-299-2025.”


From a press release:

“A popular local bike retailer with multiple locations will be riding into The Yards temporarily over the next two weeks and then returning for good early next year. Conte’s Bike Shop, a Virginia Beach-based bike shop has agreed to locate its latest DC-metro store at The Yards. The announcement was made today by Forest City, master developer of The Yards, DC’s premier urban mixed-use waterfront neighborhood located between the Washington Navy Yard and the Nationals ballpark in the Capitol Riverfront district.

Conte’s Bike Shop plans to first open later this week a temporary pop-up bike shop at The Yards offering bikes for sale or rent, repair services, clothing and gear, as well as expert advice. The pop up location will be on Tingey Street in Arris, the latest residential building to be completed at The Yards. Opening Thursday May 19th, the pop-up shop will operate until May 29th, being open Thursday through Sunday of each week. During this period the popular Tour de Fat cycling community event will take place at Yards Park (May 19-20), as well as Bike to Work Day in DC (Friday, May 20th). This will be the only bike shop resource in the growing Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.

In early 2017, Conte’s Bike Shop will return to The Yards in a more permanent store location with the opening of their latest full service bike shop. To be located on 4th Street SE in the new Arris apartments building, The Yards will be Conte’s ninth store location and their first location outside of Virginia. (more…)