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Whoa! Huge Score for The Yards and Capitol Riverfront SE – Harris Teeter and Seven Restaurants

by Prince Of Petworth June 28, 2011 at 11:30 am 16 Comments


Boilermaker Shops

From a press release:

The new restaurants and grocery store will be located in three different buildings within The Yards and are to include:

Foundry Lofts Apartments:

Potbelly: The latest location of the popular neighborhood sandwich joint serving toasty warm sandwiches and hand dipped shakes. Opening first quarter 2012. www.potbelly.com

Kruba Thai and Sushi: A new restaurant from the operators of Teak Wood Thai & Sushi Bar and Regent Thai in DC and Galae Thai & Sushi Bar in Alexandria, VA. Opening first quarter 2012.

Boilermaker Shops:

Neighborhood Restaurant Group: Two separate concepts from this locally based restaurant group are planned for The Yards. Buzz Bakery, a popular full-service bakery, coffee shop and dessert lounge will open its third location, featuring fresh, made from scratch creations from award-winning Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIsaac, www.buzzonslaters.com. An innovative, new craft brewery — certain to gain a warm reception among DC’s vibrant and growing beer scene — will also debut at The Yards. Neighborhood Restaurant Group includes nine distinctive Chef-driven restaurants and bars such as The Evening Star Café, Vermilion, Rustico, Tallula, EatBar, Columbia Firehouse, Birch & Barley, ChurchKey, as well as Planet Wine, Red Apron Butchery and Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, a non-profit organization. Both Yards locations are scheduled to open late 2012. www.neighborhoodrestaurantgroup.com

Thompson Hospitality: One of the largest minority-owned food service companies has plans for two restaurant concepts for The Yards. Austin Grill Express: a casual, funky Tex-Mex restaurant drawing on the experience of Austin Grill to deliver a unique menu and environment, www.austingrillexpress.com; and, brb — be right burger™, a new restaurant concept featuring delicious burgers made without any chemicals you can’t pronounce, www.eatbrb.com. Both are scheduled to open Fall 2012. www.thompsonhospitality.com.

Huey’s 24/7 Diner: A classic diner experience accented by traditional New Orleans dishes served in an Art Deco environment. Opening Fall 2012. www.hueys247diner.com

401 M Street Building

Harris Teeter: A full-service food market that offers the freshest, highest-quality and best selection of meats, seafood and produce available from local farms to products from around the world including a sushi bar, gourmet deli, café and wine department. Opening 2013. www.harristeeter.com


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  • anon

    Ugh! I seethe with jealousy!

  • skeedattle

    Pretty freaking awesome.

  • Anonymous

    OMG a 24 hour diner! Quick, everybody freak out!

    • per78

      will it destroy the “mystique” of the neighborhood?

    • pop-up owner

      A quick google search for Huey’s diner doesn’t make me as enthusiastic as I originally was.

      • Anonymous

        Ouch, that website is god awful.

  • Rich

    The pin on the map is a little bit off. The Yards development straddles N Street, not M.

  • Maire

    As a Hill resident near the Capitol South metro, I could not be happier about this.

  • anonymous

    When are they going to do something beyond fabulous with the Wonder Bread Factory behind the Howard Theater? It’s the best, rundown thing in the city.

    • +1

      I’m not keeping my fingers crossed though, as it is another blighted property being sat on by Doug Jemal (at least for the past 14 years).

      • Rich

        It’s in such bad shape structurally that they only thing they’ll probably be able to save is the facade, if even that. Jemal has let it rot for many, many years.

  • Cornholio

    My gf and I were on our bikes and riding around down there and I remarked that the Boilermaker shop is a cool old building and would make for an awesome brewery/brewpub.

    Woot Woot! Great news. That area around the stadium really needs further development and hopefully this is all just the beginning.

    • At one point in the past, Dogfish Head was said to have signed on to opening a brewpub in that building; not sure whether they’re now in talks with NRG or not. In any case, though, NRG definitely knows its beer and DC sorely needs brewpubs!

      Buzz will also be a great addition there. Mmm, pastries and beer at midnight…

  • TonyS

    just moved down there. sweeeeeeet.

    • Anonymous

      hope you bought your place (or are otherwise there for the long haul), because it’s going to be a while before you get anything more than justin’s, subway, and 5 guys.

  • Dave C.

    Nats town is going to be poppin’ off!

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