Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Today in Pictures - Boilermaker Shops

With exterior construction of the boilermaker building complete, southeast DC will soon have its own retail pavilion in one of the city's more exciting venues.  Forest City started construction on the project in late 2011, turning the century old boilermaker building of the Navy Yard into a waterfront locale for destination restaurants.  With exterior work complete, tenants are now beginning to build out their restaurants, which should put opening day next spring.  On track so far are Buzz Bakery and Blue Jacket brew pub, both operated by Neighborhood Restaurant Group.  Blue Jacket, named after the common apparel for navy personnel, will take the end space (on 4th) with walls of glass reaching 3 stories to the steel raftered ceiling.  On tap at the opposite end (on 3rd) is Willie's Brew & Crew (a sports bar & barbecue) from restaurant mogul Xavier Cervera, as well as a drycleaner.  BRB, which had originally signed on, is no longer on the list, but officials say a burger joint is likely.  Across the street construction is underway on a new apartment building, Harris Teeter, and now a Vida Fitness.


Anonymous said...

Good photos. I think I speak for everyone when I say that I can't wait for the Blue Jacket brew pub to open.

Anonymous said...

Your best review/post ever! Beautiful place.

Anonymous said...

Wow - agreed with above that I cannot wait for Blue Jacket - with these restaurants, Canal Park, and Harris Teeter and VIDA not too far away the Capitol Riverfront / Navy Yard area is really coming alive and turning a corner

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