Forest City Washington is announcing today that a "modern Mexican" restaurant to be called Agua 301
will be coming to the Lumber Shed
building at the Yards
The 3,600-square-foot restaurant, to be located on the Shed's southwest corner (nearest to the Yards Park
's pedestrian bridge) is coming from the creators/owners of Zest Bistro
on Barracks Row, and takes its name from the address of the Lumber Shed, at 301 Water St., SE. The menu is being developed by Zest's executive chef, Dot Steck.
The Lumber Shed is already the announced location of Italian restaurant Osteria Morini
(on the building's southeastern corner) and has spaces still to lease for three additional restaurants.
The press release from Forest City also says that Bluejacket and Buzz Bakery are still expected to open in the Boilermaker Shops
in the "first quarter" of 2013, with Willie Brew and 'Que opening there "by spring." UPDATE:
But one thing I am noticing that isn't mentioned in the press release: any reference to Huey's 24-7 Diner, which was one of the originally announced restaurants
for the Boilermaker Shops. Hmmm. Anyone close by want to check and see if that banner has been pulled down from the Boilermaker facade?