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Mission “Taco and Tequila Eatery” Coming to Navy Yard this Summer

courtesy JBG

From a press release:

“JBG SMITH Properties (NYSE: JBGS), a leading owner and developer of high-quality, mixed use properties in the Washington, DC market, is thrilled to announce that Mission, a popular Mexican bar and eatery, will open this summer in the Capitol Riverfront District in Southeast Washington. Mission will be owned by Fritz Brogan and Reed Landry of the Mission Group, and will build on the group’s successful track record with Mission-Dupont and Hawthorne on U Street. Mission will open in the summer of 2018 in the flagship retail space of JBG SMITH’S new 1221 Van Street multi-family project, located steps from the main entrance to Nationals Park and four blocks from DC United’s new stadium at Audi Field.

The food and drink menu at Mission’s Capitol Riverfront location will be similar to that of Mission-Dupont, which opened in 2014. Food selections will include twelve taco options, huaraches, elote loco, nachos and flautas, among many other offerings. The two-level space will encompass more than 10,000 square feet of interior space, an expansive 350-foot wraparound second-floor outdoor balcony, plus a two-story glass storefront overlooking the stadium entrance. Six garage doors lead to a variety of indoor and outdoor dining spaces, bar and private event spaces. Mission will also feature four bars — including the city’s longest bar at more than 120 feet — with nearly two dozen selections of beers, margaritas, wines and champagne all on tap.

“Mission is the type of home-grown, proven operator that speaks to the authentic, entertainment-driven neighborhood that we are trying to create at 1221 Van Street,” said Jay Klug, Executive VP of Retail at JBG SMITH. “Mission is a well-known brand among young professionals across the DC-area who enjoy the perfect mix of working and playing in the city. Mission has also earned a stellar reputation for its authentic and delicious Mexican cuisine, which will appeal to people of all ages coming to the Capitol Riverfront District to experience a Nats game, a DC United game, or one of the 300+ events happening in the neighborhood throughout the year.”

“Fritz and I are beyond excited to be opening in Capitol Riverfront,” said Reed Landry, co-managing partner of The Mission Group. “We’ve been eager to find a space that combines the best elements of Mission and Hawthorne with flexibility to do everything — happy hour, brunch, dining and socializing, private events and a late-night bar scene. Mission at Capitol Riverfront will allow us to provide all of these options in an incredible space right next to the ballpark.”

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