What's New and Notable Outside the Ballpark Since Last Season
Updated February 2014 | What Was New in 2013, 2012
If you haven't been keeping track of the latest neighborhood news since the 2013 season ended, here's the headlines:
Latest Food and Entertainment News
The Boilermaker Shops
hit critical mass in the fall of 2013 first with the opening of Nando's Peri-Peri, followed late in the year by the blockbuster arrival of Bluejacket Brewery
and its Arsenal restaurant, along with Buzz Bakery. Expected in 2014 are 100 Montaditos and (maybe tomorrow, maybe someday) Willie's Brew and 'Que.
The Lumber Shed
at the Yards Park debuted its first offerings in late 2013, Osteria Morini
and Agua 301
. (And Yards developer Forest City moved in upstairs.) Plus, Ice Cream Jubilee
has been announced as an upcoming tenant. Also, Nicoletta Pizzeria will be coming to the Yards Park boardwalk in 2014.
Residents are watching the mid-2014 completion of construction of the Twelve12 apartment building
at 4th and Tingey because Harris Teeter and Vida Fitness will be there, but fans looking for pre-game eats will like seeing Sweetgreen
open their doors.
Half Street north of Nats Park hasn't yet become the food and fun destination people were hoping for, but a small step forward is coming this summer when The Big Stick
opens at Half and M, a beer and brats place from the owner of Justin's Cafe.
See the Food Options Map
for exact locations.
Don't forget the other options, in Southwest (Z-Burger, Station 4) and along Barracks Row.
New Residential Under Construction
, the first new apartment building in the 'hood since 2009 is nearing completion at 4th and M, SE, though its 218 units share equal billing with the Harris Teeter and Vida Fitness/Bang Salon/Aura Spa/Penthouse Pool Club that will open in 2014.
If you haven't been to Justin's Cafe since last season, be prepared for a towering new neighbor. The River Parc
by Toll Brothers has sprouted quickly, and will be offering 277 rental apartments when leasing begins later in 2014.
If you're walking down from Capitol South, you might be surprised to see the 432-unit Park Chelsea apartment building
totally remaking the vista along New Jersey Avenue. The building is expected to be completed in early 2015.
There probably won't be much evidence this season beyond a hole in the ground, but a 327-unit apartment building
is just getting underway on the southwest corner of 4th and Tingey at the Yards. The project, with 20,000 square feet of retail, is expected to be finished in early 2016.
Construction should start Any Minute Now on the Lofts at Capitol Quarter
, a 195-unit mixed-income apartment building that's part of the Capper redevelopment. Unfortunately for Nats fans, it will mean the loss of about half of Economy Lot W.
It isn't coming until probably 2017, but the news rocked the neighborhood that Whole Foods signed a lease
in a residential building
, getting underway in March on New Jersey Avenue just south of the freeway. In case you want to pick up some quinoa on your way to the ballpark.
Other Items of Note in the Offing