Washington, DC


14th and P Street, NW

On Friday we broke the sad news that Dolcezza’s logan location was closing. Four more are unfortunately closing too. From DOLCEZZA:

“For the past few weeks, we have been thinking a lot about what the last 16 years has meant to us as a family and the impact this business has had on our lives.

In 2004, we opened a small kitchen in Georgetown with the goal of bringing the amazing gelato from the parlors of Buenos Aires to our home here in Washington, DC.

Since then, our lives have centered around our family business. We have grown so tremendously over these past 16 years with Dolcezza.

We learned the importance of local farming and being guided by the seasons. We became parents of three beautiful little girls. We had family members married from chance encounters in our shops. We hosted dinners at our factory with our chef friends. We officiated weddings and threw concerts. Our little girl’s first job was selling pints with her grandmother at the Dupont Circle farmer’s market.

None of this is unique to Dolcezza — we are all crafting indelible stories in the many ways we interact with each other every day. But that takes nothing away from the overwhelming honor and appreciation we have for everyone who has been a part of our simple Dolcezza dream: our amazing employees, customers, farmers, chefs, makers, neighbors and city. You have made this an unforgettable ride and we only hope we have affected you in the same incredible way you have affected us.

So it is with these beautiful thoughts in mind and the sobering effect that COVID-19 has had on our industry that we are announcing the closing of five of our store locations: Logan Circle, City Center, Wharf, Dupont Circle, and Bethesda. These shops will be closing during the month of October. Read More

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10 Pearl Street, SW photo by Rey Lopez

From a press release:

“The team at Colada Shop is proud to announce the opening of Colada Shop in the District Wharf, a concept that has captured the hearts of Washingtonians by blending together the contemporary lifestyles of the city with the Cuban traditions of starting and ending the day. Paying homage to this Caribbean way of doing coffee, food, cocktails and social lifestyle, Colada Shop is a casual café and eatery where guests come for the quality of offerings and the unmatched hospitality. The third location of Colada Shop will open the first week of July, at 10 Pearl St SW, Washington, D.C.

“We are beyond excited to come to the District Wharf -one of D.C.’s most exciting neighborhoods”, said Daniella Senior, CEO of Colada Shop. “This new outpost will bring a more dynamic interpretation of our sister locations, but will have the same energy, vibrancy, and – of course – incredible Cuban bites and drinks.”

Seating 45 guests indoors and additional 40 patio seats , guests will be able to delight in an ingeniously crafted menu by Executive Chef Mario Monte and an exceptional beverage program conceived by Daniella Senior & Juan Coronado. Read More

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Photo Courtesy of The Anthem

From an email:

“The Anthem is introducing outdoor dining on District Pier to give fans a new way to experience The Wharf.

The Anthem is pleased to announce their brand new pop-up waterfront bar and restaurant Camp Anthem, which will open to the public this Friday, June 19th from 4:30pm to midnight.

  • Located on District Pier, each table on the pier is covered by a cabana tent, and seats up to 6 people.

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Photo Credit: Rey Lopez

From a press release:

“THE GRILL from KNEAD Hospitality + Design, in partnership with Chef Roberto Santibañez, is a contemporary, upscale American bar and grill opening tonight for dinner in D.C.’s District Wharf. The menu focuses on American cuisine with an emphasis on wood-fired steaks, seafood and lighter vegetarian fare. The modern, 5,400 square foot eatery was inspired by the years that KNEAD’s founders, Jason Berry and Michael Reginbogin, lived in Miami. The space features a sophisticated South Beach-inspired décor in an intimate setting. The Grill is the second concept at The Wharf from KNEAD and Santibañez – the team also opened Mi Vida, a contemporary Mexican restaurant, in 2018. Read More

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From a press release:

“Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), a joint venture of Hoffman & Associates (formerly PN Hoffman) and Madison Marquette, the co-developers of The Wharf, along with joint venture partner, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), closed on the largest private construction loan in the city’s history in the amount of $847 million.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS), led the nonrecourse transaction, along with syndicate members Starwood Capital Group, Mack Real Estate Group and Pentagon Federal Credit Union.

“We are excited to welcome Goldman Sachs to the second phase of this vibrant waterfront community,” said Monty Hoffman, Founder and CEO of Hoffman & Associates. “It’s been nearly two years since the delivery of Phase 1 of The Wharf and its success has led to continued confidence as we develop Phase 2.” Read More

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Kwame Onwuachi courtesy Kith/Kin

From a press release:

“Honoring the essence and heritage of West Africa’s unique and diverse culture and cuisine, Kith/Kin at the InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf (801 Wharf St SW) will be transformed into a vibrant night market on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 from 8PM to midnight in celebration of the award-winning Afro-Caribbean restaurant’s 2-year anniversary. The interactive and enlightening evening will be accentuated with stunning waterfront views of the Potomac River on The Wharf, delicious food, eclectic sounds featuring live music entertainment from DJ Chardabat ranging from Afrobeats and Highlife to Afro-Soul, all intertwined with live dancing and sounds from traditional Djembe & Talking Drums. Read More

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From a press release:

Pendry Hotels & Resorts, today announced its further expansion into the Mid-Atlantic with Pendry Washington D.C. – The Wharf. The 140,000-square-foot hospitality development located within Phase 2 of The Wharf, is set to begin construction this summer. This new addition to The Wharf will bring the Pendry Hotels & Resorts refined sense of modern-day luxury hospitality to the waterfront neighborhood in 2022. Read More

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