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Forest City Washington

Forest City Washington

June 27, 2011 08:52 ET

Forest City Washington Announces Seven New Restaurants and a Harris Teeter Grocery Store at The Yards

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2011) - Forest City Washington, today announced seven new restaurants and a Harris Teeter grocery store to be located at The Yards, Washington, DC's premier mixed-use development located near Nationals Park in the Capitol Riverfront.

"We are excited to announce these terrific restaurants and the addition of Harris Teeter to this vibrant, growing, mixed-use waterfront neighborhood. It is a perfect mix of both local and regional businesses, several of which are new restaurant concepts to complement the unique urban character of the community," said Deborah Ratner Salzberg, president, Forest City Washington.

The new restaurants and grocery store will be located in three different buildings within The Yards and are to include:

Foundry Lofts Apartments:

Potbelly: The latest location of the popular neighborhood sandwich joint serving toasty warm sandwiches and hand dipped shakes. Opening first quarter 2012. www.potbelly.com

Kruba Thai and Sushi: A new restaurant from the operators of Teak Wood Thai & Sushi Bar and Regent Thai in DC and Galae Thai & Sushi Bar in Alexandria, VA. Opening first quarter 2012.

Boilermaker Shops:

Neighborhood Restaurant Group: Two separate concepts from this locally based restaurant group are planned for The Yards. Buzz Bakery, a popular full-service bakery, coffee shop and dessert lounge will open its third location, featuring fresh, made from scratch creations from award-winning Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIsaac, www.buzzonslaters.com. An innovative, new craft brewery -- certain to gain a warm reception among DC's vibrant and growing beer scene -- will also debut at The Yards. Neighborhood Restaurant Group includes nine distinctive Chef-driven restaurants and bars such as The Evening Star Café, Vermilion, Rustico, Tallula, EatBar, Columbia Firehouse, Birch & Barley, ChurchKey, as well as Planet Wine, Red Apron Butchery and Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, a non-profit organization. Both Yards locations are scheduled to open late 2012. www.neighborhoodrestaurantgroup.com

Thompson Hospitality: One of the largest minority-owned food service companies has plans for two restaurant concepts for The Yards. Austin Grill Express: a casual, funky Tex-Mex restaurant drawing on the experience of Austin Grill to deliver a unique menu and environment, www.austingrillexpress.com; and, brb -- be right burger™, a new restaurant concept featuring delicious burgers made without any chemicals you can't pronounce, www.eatbrb.com. Both are scheduled to open Fall 2012. www.thompsonhospitality.com.

Huey's 24/7 Diner: A classic diner experience accented by traditional New Orleans dishes served in an Art Deco environment. Opening Fall 2012. www.hueys247diner.com

401 M Street Building

Harris Teeter: A full-service food market that offers the freshest, highest-quality and best selection of meats, seafood and produce available from local farms to products from around the world including a sushi bar, gourmet deli, café and wine department. Opening 2013. www.harristeeter.com

The Yards is an adaptive reuse and redevelopment of a portion of the historic Washington Navy Yard located in the Capital Riverfront of Washington, DC. Upon full build-out, The Yards will comprise approximately 2,800 residential units for sale and for lease, 1.8 million square feet of new office space and 400,000 square feet of retail shopping, dining and entertainment venues. The initial residential building at The Yards, the Foundry Lofts Apartments, opens this October. For more information about The Yards, please visit www.theyardsdc.com. Follow The Yards on Facebook and Twitter.

For information about retail leasing at The Yards, please contact Marcie Connolly at 202.737.1000 or Connolly@dcyards.com.

About Forest City Washington:

Forest City Washington is a subsidiary of the Cleveland-based Forest City Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: FCE-A) (NYSE: FCE-B), a NYSE-listed national real estate company with $11.5 billion in total assets. The Company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.forestcity.net

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