Thursday, April 25, 2013
Potomac Riverboat Company, based in Old Town Alexandria, has a route that stops at the Georgetown waterfront.
With grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Potomac Riverboat Company company replaced old diesel engines on several of its boats, which make a trip between Old Town Alexandria and Georgetown, reducing emissions into the Potomac River and cutting fuel costs in the process. The Council of Governments applied for and received a grant from the EPA in 2011. Along with the Passenger Vessel Association the Council worked with the Potomac Riverboat Company, based in Old Town Alexandria, to replace older diesel engines on two vessels. The engines are now operational on the Old Town-Georgetown route on the Potomac river. Jeff King, principal environmental planner at the Council of Governments, first came up with the idea to…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The new Italian seafood restaurant inked a 15-year deal at the Washington Harbour.
Fiola Mare, a new Italian seafood concept from restaurateur Fabio Trabocchi, signed a 15-year lease for some 9,000 square feet of space at the Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW, according to a press release. Trabocchi has already made a name for himself downtown at Fiola, named one of America's "Best New Restaurants" 2012 by Bon Appetit and a 2012 RAMMY award winner for "Best New Restaurant." The restaurant is on the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission agenda for March 4 for review of a liquor license application. Fiola Mare could open by the end of 2013, according to a press release. MRP Realty purchased the Washington Harbour property two years ago and has been renovating in since then. Last week MRP decided to put the property …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The Potomac River boat rental site was to lose its lease effective Jan. 31.
The National Park Service (NPS) has halted plans to evict Jack's Boathouse from its Potomac River lease on the Georgetown waterfront. Earlier this month Jack's owner Paul Simkin received a notice from NPS that his business had until Jan. 31 to vacate its location just east of the Key Bridge. "I can assure all those concerned that the boat house operation will continue into the future as it is an important public service," NPS Director Jon Jarvis said in a statement released to several media organizations. NPS is in the process of evaluating uses for a non-motorized boathouse zone for the waterfront area. In a statement sent to WTOP, Simkin wrote, "I am absolutely touched that on the Christmas holiday so many folks made time to email and …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
The National Park Service notified Jack's that they have 30 days.
Jack's Boathouse has lost its lease on its Georgetown waterfront property, according to The Georgetowner. The Georgetown fixture must vacate the property by Jan. 31. Owner Paul Simkin told The Georgetowner that the 2012 season "was the best summer we ever had in DC." Read the full story here. The National Park Service is in the process of evaluating uses for a non-motorized boathouse zone for the waterfront area. The NPS waterfront area spans from 34th Street to about 1,200 feet upstream of the Key Bridge. Related Content: Boathouse Once Again Considered for Georgetown Waterfront Hurricane Sandy Sped Up Time for Jack's Boathouse With Georgetown Boathouse Zone Study Underway, Community Readies Input Georgetown Boathouse Zone: Community …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The new Georgetown waterfront restaurant opened Nov. 9.
Farmers, Fishers, Bakers opened for lunch Friday at the Georgetown waterfront (3000 K St., NW). Diners flocked to social media to post their reviews and comments on the newest dining option in Georgetown.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The newly made-over restaurant, now with a functioning kitchen, needs staff now.
Tony & Joe's and Nick's Riverside Grill are back in business and hiring. The two restaurants were the victim of the April 2011 flood. Their kitchens in shambles, the businesses relied on an outdoor grill and good weather to survive with a skeleton crew. “What I’m most proud of was that we were able to support 40 of our core employees despite not being open for 16 months,” Nick Cibel told The Georgetown Dish. Now with completely redesigned interiors, the family-owned businesses need to bring on more staff. They posted recently on craigslist and on Thursday on their Facebook page: "If you have a minimum of 1 year continuous experience of high volume restaurant sales and hospitality is your passion, apply in person Monday thru Sunday between …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The victim was jogging when she was attacked from behind, police say.
The U.S. Park Police is investigating the report of a sexual assault that occurred Wednesday night on the Capitol Crescent Trail near the Georgetown waterfront. A female jogger told police she was attacked from behind and placed in a chokehold at about 9:16 p.m. The woman lost consciousness and awoke with her pants down and the suspect fondling her, according to a news release. The victim screamed, and her attacker ran away toward Fletcher’s Boat House, the release states. The attack took place on the trail north of the Three Sisters rock formation, near the vicinity of Water Street NW, according to police. The suspect is described as a black male with medium-colored skin, between 5 feet, 8 inches and 5 feet, 11 inches tall, and weighing …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The re-imagined restaurant will occupy a space at the Georgetown Waterfront.
The design for Farmers Fishers Bakers is "urban farmhouse" chic with a few nods to the nautical elements of the Washington Harbour complex. The restaurant is a reimagined version of Farmers and Fishers, which was damaged in an April 2011 flood. GrizForm Design Architects created the new design and were also the team behind the outdoor patio at Founding Farmers. According to an email from the architect's PR firm the design features elements like: Farmers Fishers Bakers will open this fall, according to the restaurant's website.
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 …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Washington Harbour is undergoing construction and improvements that should wrap up by the end of 2012.
The Washington Harbour will feature an ice skating rink and fully-renovated waterfront restaurants once construction, currently underway, wraps up in the end of 2012. The new rink should be ready for winter 2013. Even before flood waters damaged much of the waterfront property at the Washington Harbour complex last April, MRP Realty had plans to renovate the space at 3000 and 3050 K Street. After months of design review, the proposed ice skating rink garnered approval in October. Now MRP and Rockpoint Group announced that construction is underway on the $20 million exterior renovation. During the winter months the fountain area will be converted into a 12,000 square-foot, waterfront, skating rink. During warmer months it will feature a …