12 Jan 2022

Slightly Off-Hill:

The Wharf nears completion. What’s coming next?

Screen shot via The Wharf DC

The Wharf recently announced that the project will be wrapped up on October 12 of this year. Which businesses can you expect there?

First, the bad news: If you were expecting Cantina Marina to return, that’s a no. @eat_dc tweeted:

So what is coming? The full list below, courtesy of The Wharf:

  • Philippe Chow (7,373 sf located at 635 Wharf Street adjacent to The Green on the street level of Amaris): An iconic New York City restaurant for almost two decades, Philippe Chow has become a staple for Manhattan – including athletes, musicians, and movie stars – who crave Chef Chow’s spin on traditional Chinese cuisine with results that are modern, flavorful, and theatrical. Chef Chow’s world-renowned menu of Beijing-style dishes has pioneered the way for elevated Chinese cuisine in the US, cementing his influence in NYC’s culinary scene and nightlife. In Fall 2022, Philippe Chow plans to open in DC at The Wharf, which will feature a remarkable covered patio area adjacent to The Green with sweeping waterfront views of the Potomac River. The restaurant – which will seat 270 total (75 outdoor, 175 indoor and 20 bar seats).
  • Lucky Buns (2,679 sf located at 675 Wharf Street on the waterfront): Chef Alex McCoy brings the popular DMV burger spot to SW—his fourth location in the region.
  • Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls (1,159 sf located at 681 Water Street under the Oculus of the 680 Maine Avenue office building): Offering authentic Maine-style lobster rolls based on simple, honest recipes and traditional accompaniments from the coast of Maine in its fourth DC location.
A rendition of what the finished Wharf may look like. Photo courtesy of The Wharf DC.
  • The Goddard School (8,772 sf located at 652 Maine Avenue on the street level of a Wharf apartment building): The early childhood education provider will open its second SW neighborhood location. 
  • Georgetown Optician (1,047 sf located at 699 Water Street adjacent to 7th Street Park): Providing high-end eyewear and optical services throughout the DC area.
  • Dock Shop (400 sf located at 650 Wharf Street on the docks of The Wharf Marina):  Bringing marina essentials including sundries, snacks, drinks, and The Wharf’s official logo merchandise—as well as the waterfront neighborhood’s first fuel dock.
  • Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream (1,115 sf located at 663 Water Street under the Oculus of the 670 Maine Avenue office building): Offering the best chocolates, hand-made fudge, ice cream and other on-site crafted treats in a modern setting.
  • Scissors & Scotch (1,771 sf located at 677 Water Street under the Oculus of the 670 Maine Avenue office building): Combining barbering and modern spa services with patrons’ favorite watering hole.
  • Bartaco (4,935 sf located at 645 Wharf Street on the waterfront level of a Wharf apartment building and adjacent to The Grove): Patrons can enjoy unique tacos, rice bowls, margaritas and more from its curated menu at its fourth location in the DMV area and its first in The District.

In addition to these tenants, there will be office space filled by Williams & Connolly, The Atlantic and Freedom Forum. What we really want to know is, can we please have a display of Today’s Front Pages here, Freedom Forum?

Looking forward to seeing the fully revamped Wharf becoming even more of a destination this year.

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