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New Restaurants, Retailers to Join National Harbor

6/9/2014, 9:36 a.m.
National Harbor announced Monday that eight new retailers, restaurants and services will open later this year at the waterfront location.
Courtesy of nationalharbor.com

National Harbor announced Monday that eight new retailers, restaurants and services will open later this year at the waterfront location.

“These businesses selected National Harbor because they wanted to be a part of our thriving waterfront destination and we are excited to welcome them into our community," said Kent Digby, senior vice president of National Harbor. "They are a tremendous complement to our existing retail and restaurant offerings and will provide additional services to our growing resident and employee populations.”

The new businesses include:

Walrus Oyster & Ale House – First of its kind, this locally owned and managed restaurant from Star Restaurant Group will feature Eastern Shore seafood with a raw bar set in an authentic environment. This brand-new concept will offer go-to items like lobster rolls and crab salad sandwiches prepared by its world-class chef, all set right on the waterfront. The esteemed Bob Kinkead will serve as consulting chef. Planned opening is July 2014 at 152 Waterfront Street.

Boating in D.C. – One of the best in the area, this boating company is known for its unusual water-sports classes and lessons, including SUP Fitness and SUP Yoga. Boating in D.C.’s popular fitness classes and brand new equipment are now available on National Harbor’s floating pier.

Redstone American Grill – Redstone American Grill has raised the bar for its National Harbor restaurant, which is its seventh location and first in the region. The restaurant features year-round fire pits and casual dining set in a rugged, romantic setting. Now open at 155 National Plaza.

Harbor Urgent Care – Born out of a desire to service the hundreds of thousands of tourists that frequent National Harbor and the D.C. area, this urgent care center will be the first of its kind from a surgeon based in Laurel, Maryland. Harbor Urgent Care will provide a variety of treatments, physicals and medical services, for walk-ins and patients with appointments. Planned opening is fall 2014 at 221 American Way.

Crab Cake Café – Locally owned and operated, Crab Cake Café offers one-of-a-kind all lump crab meat, no filler (ever!) crab cakes, fresh seafood salads, or piping hot Chesapeake inspired soups. Opening July 2014 at 140 National Plaza.

Del Sol – The world’s leading brand of color-changing apparel and accessories, this retailer fills the gap in the cruise and tourist market for customers who want to take a piece of vacation home with them. This is the first Del Sol location in the region. Now open at 165 American Way.

Cariloha – Caribbean style and Hawaiian aloha were the inspiration behind Cariloha – a combination of the two words. The island lifestyle retailer specializes in its trademark soft bamboo clothing, accessories, bedding and bath towels. Now open at 165 American Way.

Tervis – The popular insulated drinkware retailer opened its second location in the region, providing its signature tumblers and accessories in a variety of customizable designs. Now open at 189 Waterfront Street.

The 350-acre resort community located on the Potomac River also welcomes two new attractions – the Capital Wheel, a 180-foot observation wheel, and a massive state-of-the-art Jumbotron, the latter to be used for the "Movies on the Potomac" series and to display prominent sporting events and Saturday morning cartoons.