District Wharf will be celebrating Capital Pride on Saturday with its inaugural Pride on the Pier event from 12-3pm. The event will take place at District Pier, which will feature a Waterfront Beer & Wine Garden and a live DJ. Entrance to the event is free, but any food or beverages will need to be purchased. VIP tickets, which provided access to the Dockmaster Building and complimentary food and drink, have been sold out.
Wharf Retail News:
- Over Memorial Day weekend, SW Soda Pop Shop opened in one of the new buildings near the Municipal Fish Market.
- Other retailers planning to open this summer near the Municipal Fish Market include Blue Bottle Coffee, Nick Stefanelli's Officina, Rappahannock Oyster Company, District Doughnut, and Potomac Distilling Company.
- Earlier in May, Med Lahlou’s Lupo Marino Italian restaurant made its debut on Pearl Street.
- Southeast Asian restaurant Kaliwa also opened in the spring at 751 Wharf Street.
- Toastique is a gourmet toast and juice bar that will be opening at 764 Maine Avenue this summer.
- Falafel Inc. will open an outpost at of the kiosks near the Transit Pier this summer according to the Washington City Paper.
- French restaurant La Vie has yet to open on Wharf Street and Belgian restaurant Florentijn no longer appears on the list of restaurants “coming soon” to the Wharf, since a legal battle has Hoffman-Madison Waterfront shopping the corner space at Maine Avenue and Pearl Street to other prospective tenants per Eater.
- In addition, Eater reports that Surfside is close to a deal to open a 24-hour taco stand next spring across from the Municipal Fish Market. The planned Wharf location will be similar to the setup of the Dupont Circle location.
- Patrick’s Fine Linens & Home Décor will be arriving on Wharf Street near Mi Vida this November.