It was reported yesterday in the Washington Business Journal that the Hoffman-Madison Waterfront team is in negotiations with the 9:30 Club to operate the Wharf Center entertainment venue planned during the first phase of The Wharf development. From the article:
Bob Rubenkonig of Hoffman-Madison Waterfront said his company is working with the 9:30 Club with the hopes of bringing a music venue to the Southwest Waterfront site, though he didn't offer many details on the project while speaking on a panel Tuesday at the International Council of Shopping Centers Mid-Atlantic conference. "We think it will be a terrific traffic generator." Rubenkonig said.
The Wharf Center will be a 135,000 SF multipurpose entertainment and cultural venue on Parcel 2, located near the Maine Avenue Fish Market at 9th Street and Maine Avenue. Wrapped around it will be 494 mixed income apartment units in two towers (292 units in the east tower and 202 units in the west tower), and 39,000 SF of ground floor retail. In addition, there will be a Combined Heating and Power Facility (CHP) that will provide all the necessary heating, cooling, and electrical power sources for The Wharf northwest of 7th Street. More info on what's planned for Phase 1 can be found here.
Rendering of Parcel 2 courtesy of Hoffman-Madison Waterfront