Osteria Morini Now Open!


Osteria Morini, one of the most anticipated restaurants in DC, is now open in the Capitol Riverfront! Owned and operated by Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group, Osteria Morini features rustic Italian cuisine, including a dinner menu with innovative pasta dishes, grilled meats, fish and several regional specialties.

Osteria Morini is located at 301 Water Street, SE in the historic Lumber Shed building and offers expansive river and park views from inside. The restaurant will also feature outdoor dining areas on the east and south sides of the building during the warmer seasons. 
The Capitol Riverfront BID is pleased to welcome Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group to this neighborhood, and we congratulate them on the successful opening of Osteria Morini.

Restaurant hours include: Monday through Thursday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Friday from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Saturday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and Sunday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Osteria Morini will also begin serving lunch in the coming weeks.

Capitol Riverfront features Works of Art


Art Yards kicked off yesterday in the Capitol Riverfront, transforming the former NGA building on the corner of M Street, SE and New Jersey Avenue, SE into a temporary canvas before the building is torn down next year. 

Local artist Kelly Towles, along with Jasper Wong and Dabs Myla, are adding their unique graffiti and street art creations to the building through mid-December, providing a unique and continuous art experience for visitors. 

Notice the paint on the parking lot? That's an emerging new art installation. Michael Kirby of Murals of Baltimore is currently creating 3D street art in the lot beside the building, and on December 7th and 8th children and families will have the chance to create their own street art masterpieces.

Check out the full schedule of events on the Art Yards website.

Toll Brothers Announces River Parc


River Parc, developed by Toll Brothers, is the newest residential building under construction in the Capitol Riverfront. The 287-unit luxury apartment is located at 1101 1st Street, SE, directly behind the Velocity Condominiums. River Parc will offer apartment units ranging from studios to 2-bedrooms with dens. 
Amenities will include a landscaped rooftop pool with views of the Capitol, a 24-hour concierge, fitness center and yoga room, a high-tech resident's lounge, and a pet salon. The project will also include a 179-space below-grade parking garage. This is Toll Brothers' first development in the District.

Dance The Night Away in The Yards


No noise, no problem! Head over to the Boilermaker Shops at 300 Tingey Street, SE for a silent disco this Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd.

The silent disco, seen at music festivals such as Bonnaroo and Warped Tour, will begin at 9:00 pm and feature wireless headphones with multi-channel playlists for the ultimate dance party.

A $10 cover will be required at the door and will be donated to Build Metro DC. Cash bar only. 21 & over. Click here for more information.

Capitol Riverfront Development Highlighted at DCBIA Annual Economic Development Summit 


On Thursday, November 21st, Michael Stevens, President of the Capitol Riverfront BID, joined Ernest Jarvis (First Potomac Realty Trust), Robin-Eve Jasper (NoMA BID), Richard Bradley (Downtown DC BID), and Jeff Miller (DMPED) for a panel discussion as part of DCBIA's Annual Economic Development Summit. 


The event was entitled "Development Pendulum Swings Eastward", and the five panelists discussed the city's exciting eastward growth trajectory, including several notable projects in the Capitol Riverfront: The Yards, the new Whole Foods at 800 New Jersey Avenue, SE, award-winning parks, and other public investments in neighborhood development. Stevens also observed that development is pushing south into the Capitol Riverfront and Southwest Waterfront.


Ernest Jarvis, Senior Vice President at First Potomac Realty Trust, said it best when he noted "A lot of people refer to the Capitol Riverfront as an emerging neighborhood. I would suggest that it has already emerged."

Take the Yards Park Perception Survey and Enter to Win!


What do you like most about Yards Park? What would make your experience
better? As managers of Yards Park, the Capitol Riverfront BID would like
your feedback.

In order for us to present the best programs and management services
for Yards Park, please take the Yards Park Perception Survey here and you'll have a chance to win a $100 gift card from Bluejacket Brewery and The Arsenal! Be sure to enter your email address in question 19 to be eligible for the drawing.

Your answers are an important way to measure the satisfaction of events and the effectiveness of services in the park. Thank you for your participation!

Lunch is Served in the Capitol Riverfront


There is now yet another lunch option in the neighborhood! The Arsenal Restaurant at Bluejacket Brewery has extended its daily hours and is serving tasty salads, sandwiches and burgers from its new lunch menu

The restaurant is now open on weekdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 am, and on weekends from 12:00 pm to 1:00 am. In a hurry? Stop by Buzz Bakery next door and pick up a sandwich to go.

Kruba Thai & Sushi also offers a lunch special of one entree, miso soup and a spring roll for $11.95 plus tax. Want more sit-down options? Head to Park Tavern, Gordon Biersch, Justin's Cafe, and The Bistro at Courtyard, all of which offer wonderful lunchtime cuisine.

Congresswoman Norton Launches Re-election Campaign at The Yards


On Saturday, November 9th, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton launched her 13th re-election campaign at the Foundry Lofts in the Capitol Riverfront. BID President Michael Stevens welcomed attendees and described the many contributions that the Congresswoman has made to facilitate economic development in the neighborhood. 

The Congresswoman was instrumental in the initial Request for Proposals for the Southeast Federal Center, which is now being redeveloped as The Yards project by Forest City Washington. Mrs. Norton has also sponsored bills that led to site clean-up efforts for parcels such as The Yards Park. 

The Capitol Riverfront BID thanks Congresswoman Norton for her efforts in our neighborhood and wishes her well in her re-election campaign.
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