Perhaps it was the teensy bit of publicity
garnered over the weekend, because a press release is just out from Forest City Washington officially announcing that the rumors are true:
A new restaurant from Bo Blair's Georgetown Events
group named Due South
will bring a "heaping helping of southern-style cuisine and hospitality" to the Lumber Shed
at the Yards in spring 2015, helmed by Bayou
executive chef Rusty Holman.
It will occupy 3,366 square feet on the northwest corner of the Shed, and will have outdoor seating.
A quote of note from the press release: “ 'We were early believers in the Capitol Riverfront as a vibrant location for food and drink since opening The Bullpen in 2009,' said Bo Blair. 'Now, we’re very excited to be able to become a permanent part of The Yards. The growth of the restaurant scene in The Yards is truly a great thing for this city and we certainly wanted to be a part of it.' "
This also means that the Shed's retail spaces are now 100 percent leased.