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The Future

A couple weeks ago we heard about Cathal Armstrong opening a “a Filipino-Thai-Korean-Vietnamese” in SW Waterfront in 2018. Now Washington Business Journal gets another huge scoop:

“Restaurant Eve chef/owner Cathal Armstrong said earlier this month that he has a preliminary agreement to open an Asian-focused restaurant there. Now, we’re hearing he could be joined by “Top Chef” alums Mike Isabella and Bryan Voltaggio along with Robert Wiedmaier, Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr, Fiola phenom Fabio Trabocchi, Hank’s Oyster Bar’s Jamie Leeds, Jackie Greenbaum of Jackie’s and El Chucho, and the Hilton brothers.”

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From a press release:

“Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the master developer (led by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette) of the 24-acre world-class, mixed-use, waterfront community The Wharf in Southwest Washington, D.C., today announced the first residential condominium building, VIO, will open for pre-sales in spring.

VIO will be a 112-unit, 12-story luxury condominium building that features generously-sized residences, including a mix of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and penthouse units. The homes, designed by Handel Architects in collaboration with WDG Architects, will feature wide-plank hardwood flooring, European cabinetry, granite and quartz counters, Thermador and Bosch appliances, natural stone and porcelain tile baths, custom closets, and 9’ ceilings.

“VIO will set the standard for luxurious waterfront living in the District,” said Monty Hoffman, founder and CEO of PN Hoffman. “Equipped with the highest-end finishes and luxury amenities, like a rooftop infinity edge pool with river views, VIO will be the perfect model for what to expect from The Wharf’s other residential, office and retail spaces.”

“VIO, with floor-to-ceiling glass, will offer stunning views of monuments and the Potomac River and unique and immediate access to what is sure to be a world-class waterfront experience,” said Amer Hammour, chairman and CEO of Madison Marquette. “We are very excited to be working with both Handel and WDG Architects to create an iconic waterfront building that will exceed the expectations of urban living.”

VIO, which derives from Latin for “I journey,” includes amenities such as a private lobby on The Wharf’s Yacht Club Piazza with covered drop-off, 24-hour front desk, concierge services, clubroom, fitness center with yoga studio, and an outdoor infinity edge pool overlooking the Potomac River. Secure underground parking is included with the purchase of most residences. Select VIO residences feature private-access elevators that include direct access to the Wharf promenade, which will include an impressive mix of restaurants, bars, cafes, and other retail. The majority of residences at VIO feature balconies with water views and several penthouses include private rooftop terraces.

VIO limited pre-sales begin Spring 2015.”

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600 Water St, SW

From a press release:

“Cantina Marina also announced a new complimentary shuttle service for patrons to and from Nationals Park on home game days. The shuttle will run from one hour before games through the 2nd inning, then resume from the 8th inning until 30 minutes after game. Anyone is welcome with proof of purchase at Cantina Marina. Please visit their website for details: www.cantinamarina.com.

Cantina Marina, located at 600 Water St. SW, is officially open for the 2015 season. Hours of operation are Sunday – Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Friday – Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Bar hours are usually 1-2 hours later depending on weather. Closed Mondays in March.”

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This unit is located at 800 4th Street, Southwest. The listing says:

“Metro! Dining! Grocery! Wonderful studio at pet friendly Potomac Place Towers. Beautiful new wood floors, large balcony, murphy bed, garage parking in SW/Waterfront near the new WHARF development! Tons of closet space, large kitchen w/pantry & breakfast bar. Condo fee includes ALL utilities! Gym, pool, lounge and 24 hr. desk. Walk everywhere – this one is a gem!”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $284,000 ($315 monthly fee.)

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This unit is located at 1344 4th Street, Southwest. The listing says:

“1344 4th St SW: Renovated and Move-in Ready Charles Goodman-designed barrel-roof townhouse at River Park. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, full basement with part living and part utility, HWF, private back garden designed for entertaining, central air & heat, pet friendly. Coop amenities: pool, gym, rental parking. Close to Waterfront Metro, shopping, theatre, Nationals Park and more!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2 bath is going for $539,000 ($989 monthly fee.)

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Yesterday a reader wrote:

“Just wondering if you’d heard anything about Sky House East (1150 4th St, SW Waterfront) and gunshots? Yesterday I saw what appeared that five bullet holes in windows/doors on the east-side of the building. Anyone hurt? Scary thought for those of us living in the SW area.”

Hill Now reports:

“the apartment tower at 1150 4th St. SW, just east of the Waterfront Metro station, was hit by gunfire about 10 p.m. Monday, police said and building management told residents in an email. A man with a gun at his feet was arrested in the alley of the 200 block of K Street SW, police said.”

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“Couple of the doors have been replaced, but you can clearly see the (apparent) bullet holes in the other pics.”

1101 3rd Street Southwest

This rental is located at 1101 3rd Street, Southwest. The listing says:

“Contemporary Waterfront Tower designed by famous I.M Pei! South facing huge 1 BR plan w/ sand in place white oak flrs, fl to ceiling windows, Wenge cabinets & granite counter tops, WI closet w/ built-ins, pkg for rent $135/month & extra storage unit.The building includes a front desk, comm. room, patio with seating area, laundry room and a Gym. The Metro, Safeway, Arena Stage & The Wharf!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $2,100/Mo.