Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The restaurant on the Georgetown waterfront flooded in April 2011.
Thirteen months after a devastating flood destroyed businesses on the ground level of the Washington Harbour complex on the Georgetown waterfront, one of the restaurants that occupied the space is prepping to re-open this fall - with a name change and few new tweaks. Farmers, Fishers and Bakers - formerly just Farmers and Fishers - will open this fall, according to the restaurant's website. The June 4 Advisory Neighborhood Commission (2E) agenda indicates the restaurant has made plans to change signage and aspects of the storefront. The new Farmers and Fishers and Bakers will include a bakery, according to The Washington Business Journal. "The cuisine will be built around a pantry holding fruits, vegetables, breads, cheeses and pickled …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The ring of restaurants along the Washington Harbour was hit hard by the flooding in April; Sequoia was the first to reopen Thursday.
The Sequoia Restaurant was the first Georgetown Waterfront business to reopen after the April 18 flood; Tony & Joe's and Nick's Riverside Grill hope to open Friday. Even as the whurring of generators and the rumbling of industrial truck engines fill the air, the staff at the ring of waterfront restaurants ready the spaces to once again serve food and drinks along the Potomac. Bartender Brendad Simmons said he got the call Wednesday night that Thursday would be the day. He said both the bar and wait staff helped with the cleanup after the April flood destroyed the ground floor lobby and ruined the food and other supplies in the lower level storage area. Sequoia reopened its outside seating area Thursday at 4 p.m. and rolled out its summer …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Efforts to drain lower levels of the Washington Harbour buildings and keep additional water from coming in continued Tuesday morning as crews battled high tide and forecasts of more rain.
When the Washington Harbour flooded Monday morning, businesses and residents met rising water with a mixture of surprise and preparedness. "We've heard everything's flooded...furniture, tables, and a lot of it is wood, so I'm not sure how bad it will be," said a restaurant owner overlooking the waterlogged Washington Harbour. Crews inside painted a grim picture. "Walking into the garage, you round the corner, and there's water," said a Pepco employee who spent hours working at the scene. "In the lower levels there's lots of mud, sediment, and whatever else the river deposited when it came in...It'll probably take weeks to clear that out." Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Bill Starrels represents the single member district that includes …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Heavy rain raised concerns about flooding.
The Georgetown Harbor flood wall is up, according to D.C. Fire and EMS. The Potomac River high tide is expected at 11:47 p.m. Thursday night; flooding was reported at Haine's Point. The river could surge between two and three feet. The flood walls are a precaution in Georgetown after a day of constant rain. The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning effective until 9:45 p.m. for all of the D.C. Metro area.