SW Waterfront

From a press release:

“The following is an updated list of restaurant and retail offerings coming to The Wharf in 2017, as part of the development’s Phase I grand opening:

Social Restaurant Group’s 9,800-square-foot concept La Vie, their largest venture to-date, will feature French-Mediterranean cuisine that includes an extensive moules-frites menu, a wide selection of sweet and savory tartines and a variety of coastal-inspired beverages. Situated along The Wharf’s most expansive and stunning vistas, their space boasts a 1,100-square-foot waterfront terrace, and serves the resident pool deck above. La Vie also includes private access to a 5,000-square-foot rooftop terrace, poised to be Washington’s premier events space.

District Hardware and Bike, the nearly 50-year old family-owned hardware store, full-service bike shop and now café and water sport retailer, is expanding from its current location in Foggy Bottom. Their new 6,300-square-foot location will be designed by Natalie Park Design Studio and is the latest in a series of expansions for the store, which has been owned and run by the Conway family for three generations. To strengthen the concept, District Hardware and Bike has teamed up with local coffee roaster, Vigilante Coffee, to help design and launch the new café and coffee bar.

Cordial Craft Wine, Beer & Spirits by Eric Rohleder is expanding from its current operation in Union Market. His 525-square-foot location at The Wharf will feature a water view and products from independent importers and boutique distributors across the globe.

America’s largest pharmacy retailer CVS will occupy a 9,000-square-foot space at The Wharf.

Earlier this year, The Wharf announced the first round of restaurant concepts: (more…)

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“5th Annual Running of the Chihuahuas
DC’s Funniest Cinco de Mayo Celebration is Back!


When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 | 1pm to 4 pm
Where: The Wharf 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Why: A benefit for local animal charities and a hilarious way to celebrate Cinco
What: Chihuahua races, food trucks, beer stands, live music, dog contests, a family friendly FREE event! (more…)

240 M Street Southwest

This rental is located at 240 M Street, Southwest. The listing says:

“Studio/Efficiency (484 sq ft) w/balcony. Kitchen with all new appliance & new counter top , update bath. Convenience, location, renovation! Live in the vibrant community of the SW Waterfront, steps to the Metro, Warf under construct, Nationals Stadium, Arena Stage, shopping and restaurants! , Front desk, security, swimming pool, community room and stunning grounds! Parking Included. BY APPT ONLY.”


You can see more photos here.

This Studio is going for $1,800/Mo.

dc united
Photo by PoPville flickr userBrian Mosley

From the Mayor’s office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser was joined by D.C. United, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the Director of the Department of General Services and other District officials for an infrastructure groundbreaking in preparation for the new soccer stadium at Buzzard Point, in Ward 6.

“Buzzard Point’s future is bright, and this soccer stadium will make it that much brighter,” said Mayor Bowser. “Today’s demolition represents the first step toward revitalizing an overlooked area of the District that will spur economic activity on the banks of the Anacostia, hire residents for good paying jobs, and give more Washingtonians a fair shot. We are proud of our hometown soccer team, and we are now one step closer to having a new home for D.C. United.”

The $300 million state-of-the-art facility is a public-private partnership that will create nearly 900 job opportunities for District residents, and strengthen the city’s commitment to community and fan engagement. Training, apprenticeships, and workforce development opportunities will be provided to connect neighborhood residents to jobs stemming from this project. (more…)

1101 3rd Street Southwest

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

“Great location near shopping & other enjoyments that come with city life. Metro, Starbucks, Safeway, CVS only half block away Short distance to SW waterfront, & National Baseball stadium. Rarely available studio in the Chic, modern, and eco-friendly Waterfront Towers. I.M. Pei-designed bldg, fully renovated. Rent incl gas & heat; tenant pays only elec. LB on gate to left of entrance”


You can see more photos here.

This 1bed/1 bath is going for $1,650/Mo.

sw fireworks
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to wind and weather.

From the Cherry Blossom Festival:

“Enjoy hours of free fun along the Wharf in Southwest DC with live music on two stages, cultural entertainment, and delicious food, wrapped up with an extraordinary firework display! Taking place from 1-9 PM on Saturday, April 9th, the Southwest Waterfront Firework Festival has fun for the whole family. Fireworks begin at 8:30 PM.

Southwest Waterfront – 600 Water Street, SW to the Waterfront Park and Titanic Memorial (more…)

bloody mary
Courtesy Bloody Mary Fest

From an email:

“Event Details
Date: Saturday, May 7th
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Blind Whino (700 Delaware Avenue SW)

About the Event

The largest event of its type, The Bloody Mary Festival is a celebration of the most beloved brunch cocktail. Now in its second year in Washington DC, the Festival brings together the most innovative and crafty bloody mary mixes, curated by our team of Bloody Mary aficionados and made by local bars and restaurants. ~800 attendees have the opportunity to taste them all before voting for their favorite via the “People’s Choice Award.” A panel of industry judges will also select the “Best Bloody Mary in DC.” Tickets to the Festival include tastes of all participating Bloody Marys, bagel bar, cheese station and tastes of local food and beverage products.

We’ll be pouring Bloody Marys by: (more…)

800 4th Street Southwest

Today’s rental is located at 800 4th Street, Southwest. The listing says:

“Light filled & furnished unit in a completely remodeled building in SW! This studio has great light, kit w/ upgraded cabinets & appliances, large closet, & spacious BA. Bldg w/ 24 hr concierge, laundry in basement, fitness rm, business cntr, outdoor pool, & community room. Located 1 mile from Nats Park, this unit is also walking distance to multiple Metro stops, dining, shopping, & more!”


You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,695/Mo.

Del Mar at The Wharf[1]
renderings courtesy The Wharf

From a press release:

“Fabio Trabocchi, a James Beard Award-winning chef, leads The Wharf’s restaurant line-up. Having received numerous international honors, Fabio’s use of fresh seafood brilliantly combined with quality ingredients will come to life at Del Mar in a menu that pays homage to the seaside town of Mallorca. Fabio’s two-level waterfront Spanish and seafood restaurant at The Wharf is destined to become a standout in the DC restaurant scene.

Mike Isabella and Top Chef Finalist Jennifer Carrol are collaborating at Requin – their restaurant on the edge of District Pier—bringing the Mediterranean coast of France to The Wharf. The riverside restaurant will have an extensive European wine menu and a social-centric sharing menu. The restaurant’s indoor-outdoor setting will have expansive waterfront views.

Jamie Leeds is one of Washington’s most highly recognized chefs. Jamie is reinventing her famed Hank’s Oyster Bar for The Wharf. Hank’s On The Water will be known for its simple, approachable seafood menu, consisting of “urban beach food” in small and large plates for sharing—in an incomparable waterfront setting along 7th Street Park and Wharf Street.

Todd Thrasher has a true talent for mixing ingredients and turning them into unforgettable cocktails. At The Wharf, Todd’s passion and creativity will come to life at the Potomac Distilling Company. His waterfront commercial rum distillery and two-story tavern will feature some of the best hand-crafted cocktails anywhere along the East Coast.

Since 1899, the Croxton family has farmed oysters from Virginia’s Rappahannock River. Cousins Travis and Ryan are fourth generation Croxtons carrying on the family’s oystering legacy with Rappahannock Oyster Bar. They are widely recognized as passionate and inspiring restaurateurs known for “good food—grown well.” Their Rappahannock Oyster Bar will occupy the restored historic oyster shed (circa 1912) building at the Municipal Fish Market—a truly fitting location for a family business that has been in operation for more than a century.

After working for Guinness for more than nine years, Ireland native Mark Kirwan is creating an authentic Irish Pub that will honor the rich Irish heritage of the Southwest Waterfront. Kirwan’s waterfront pub will be reminiscent of the Irish charm and hospitality of Mark’s beloved homeland. The waterfront bar and traditionalist Irish menu is the heart and soul of Kirwan’s. Live Irish music will complement the convivial scene.

The team behind DC’s original dock bar, Cantina Marina will continue to be a District Institution at The Wharf—a wonderful addition of live music, great libations and bar food on the waterfront.

Casey Patten is adding Taylor Gourmet and its hand-crafted, Philly-style hoagies to District Square. Casey’s commitment to “make you the best damn sandwich in the District” is one of the reasons that Taylor Gourmet has become a perennial DC favorite and will create a new fan base at The Wharf.

Dolcezza Gelato will also open up shop at The Wharf, featuring old-world gelato and carefully crafted coffee at a waterfront café on Wharf Street, featuring locally sourced ingredients. Husband and wife team Rob Duncan and Violeta Edelman will be expanding Dolcezza Gelato’s artisanal offerings with hand crafted sweets, savories on the menu, and beer and wine.

Negotiations continue with great chefs and food purveyors to complete the remaining restaurant and quick service food spaces at The Wharf.”

More on Del Mar after the jump. (more…)