Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Georgetown's Washington Harbour goes from "three seasons to four" as work on winter skating rink begins.
The Georgetown Washington Harbour fountain went dry on Oct. 1 to allow construction of the Washington Harbour outdoor ice rink on the Potomac River waterfront to commence. It should be ready just in time for the winter season. “It’s essentially going to be the Rockefeller of Washington,” said Dean Cibel, joint owner of Tony and Joe’s and Nick’s Riverside Grill, in regards to the rink’s size, which is larger than the rinks at Rockefeller Center in New York City and National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden in Washington. The newly renovated fountain at Washington Harbour was constructed to allow for conversion into an 11,800-square-foot ice rink from November to March, as a part of the Washington Harbour revitalization. The rink should be …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Stop by the Patch table at Washington Harbour Monday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Want some free coffee? How about some free Patch swag? As a thank you to our loyal readers, Patch is offering free coffee at a table at the Washington Harbour this morning. Stop by between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Monday to celebrate Georgetown Patch's second anniversary and to get a cup of coffee on your way to the office. We'll pick up two coffee travelers from Starbucks and we'll stick around until they are finished. Stop by to find out more about our site and pick up some free goodies. And while you are there, check out the renovated waterfront restaurants and fountain. Looking forward to seeing you or meeting you this morning!
The renovated fountains have jets that reach as high as 65 feet.
The new fountains at the Washington Harbour complex started flowing over Labor Day weekend. The renovated water feature will only flow until Oct. 1 this year to allow for construction of the ice rink in time for the winter season. In addition to center fountain jets that can reach up to 65 feet, the new fountain design also features shows with lights and music. According to Joshua Lynsen, a representative for the Washington Harbour, the hours are as follows: "Fountain shows start at 5 p.m. and occur every 30 minutes until 10 p.m. Shows can also be seen throughout the day on the hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shows done during the work week are done without music. Fountain shows last anywhere from five to 10 minutes and typically feature two …
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.
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 …
Monday, November 21, 2011
After the April flood, the future of many of the Washington Harbour businesses has been in question.
Tony & Joe's and Nick's Riverside Grille restaurants will continue to occupy the Georgetown waterfront for years to come; both have reportedly signed a new 15-year contract with MRP Realty. An April flood devastated many of the businesses at the Washington Harbour complex. Greg Casten owned three waterfront businesses, Tony and Joes, Nick's Riverside Grill and Cabanas; all three were severely damaged during the April flood. In August, Casten told Patch that Cabanas would likely not return, but he was working on long-term leases with MRP. Since that time MRP received approval for proposed upgrades and renovations to the waterfront complex. As Casten told Patch previously, the devastating spring flood is now “an opportunity to start it new.”
Friday, September 2, 2011
Several projects foundered before the critical eye of the Old Georgetown Board Thursday.
The Old Georgetown Board (OGB) sent several large projects back to the drawing board as architects and developers struggled to make their designs meet the board's high standards at the board's September meeting, Thursday. Washington Harbour The first issue for the board with the Harbour was to what extent its review was needed since the architecture is technically not within the historic period of significance for Georgetown. But eventually both Anne Lewis and Stephen Vanze decided that the key role the Washington Harbour plays in the local architecture merited a thorough review. With that clear, the two set into their critique of the proposed upgrades and changes to the fountain area. The new fountain design, according to Lewis is "vastly…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The Advisory Neighborhood Commission reviewed several new and several return projects, including a skating rink at the Washington Harbour.
After an eventful community comment portion of the evening, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission considered several development projects Monday, including a proposed skating rink at the Georgetown waterfront and a seven-unit, four-story condo proposed for a tiny corner of Cecil Place. Washington Harbour The biggest item of the evening was the MRP Realty team's presentation of its changes for the Washington Harbour and the firm rebuttal from its original architect, Arthur Cotton Moore. MRP Realty spoke of create a family-friendly environment with "Class A" restaurants. "We are working on how to become a more family friendly retail destination, that pulls off the success of M Street retail," said Charles McGrath, a senior vice president at …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The April flood at the Georgetown waterfront was "disappointing," but Tony and Joes's Greg Casten now sees it as “an opportunity to start it new.”
Almost four months after the April flood filled waterfront restaurants with eight feet of water, destroying the dining, storage and kitchen areas, tenants are considering the future of the Washington Harbour complex and trying to stay positive. Greg Casten owns three waterfront businesses, Tony and Joes, Nick's Riverside Grill and Cabanas; all three were severely damaged during the April flood. “The complex still looks like a boarded up flood zone” said Casten. He called the damage to his family's businesses “heartbreaking” and financially "traumatic." Casten reopened in May with outside seating only and outdoor grills cooking a simple menu to try to take advantage of the busy summer season. The summer grill, though offering a "unique …
Monday, August 1, 2011
MRP Realty is reportedly considering having an ice skating rink at the Washington Harbour complex during winter months
The Washington Harbour at the Georgetown waterfront could be the home of an 11,000-square-foot, outdoor skating rink during the cold winter months, says owners MRP Realty in an article in the Washington Post. The skating rink would be part of the proposed makeover of the entire complex at the Georgetown waterfront. The rink would cover a space that in the summer months would be a fountain, offering a similar aesthic to the one currently in place. MRP's Robert Murphy told the Post, that the rink was an idea dependent on community support. “We were really only interested in moving forward if there was a strong positive reception and to date that’s what we’ve seen.” Monday, Commissioner Bill Starrels, whose single member district includes the…