Fogo de Chão and It’Sugar Coming to National Harbor
Nine new retail food and restaurant tenants and more than 40K square footage announced to date in 2022!
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., June 15, 2022—National Harbor signed leases with Fogo de Chão and It’Sugar. Alsobrooks made the announcement at her annual State of the Economy address today.
This new food retail and restaurant tenant join other recently signed restaurant and retail food tenants including 10,881 sq. ft. Tom’s Watch Bar (200 American Way,) 2,862 sq. ft. Sticky Situation
(170 American Way,) PrimoHoagies (50 American Way,) BurgerFi (161 Fleet St.,) and coming soon 2,973 sq. ft. Bombay Street Food. Silver Diner (108 Waterfront St.) will open a 7,132 square foot restaurant in 2023.
Fogo de Chão is the leading Brazilian steakhouse specializing in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. The name means campfire or fire on the ground which relates to the restaurant’s focus on a culinary tradition known as churrasco (a process of grilling meat over a fire on a long skewer.) Instead of ordering a whole cut of meat, diners get to taste a little bit of everything. In addition, there are fresh salads and traditional Brazilian cocktails and dishes including feijoada. The 12,154 sq. ft. restaurant will open at 141 National Plaza with a space that overlooks the water and includes a spacious patio.
It'Sugar was founded in 2006 by candy veteran Jeff Rubin. Since that time, the brand has grown to more than 100 stores in 26 states. It considers itself a “retailtainer,” with its specialty candy stores offering more than just candy. Instead, they offer sugar innovations that celebrate light-hearted rebellion. The store prides itself on the experience it provides. It’Sugar will open with 3,537 sq. ft. at 150 National Plaza (former Peeps and Company’s space) in 2022.
“We are proud to be able to bring these businesses to National Harbor and Prince George’s County,” said Kimli Cross, vice president of leasing for Peterson Companies (owners and managers of National Harbor). “As one of the region’s prime economic engines, we’re happy to build on this unique destination where residents and visitors can dine, shop, stay, be entertained as well as live and work.”
Fogo de Chão and It’Sugar join 60 other food establishments, specialty boutiques and shops, gourmet stores, entertainment venues and national brands at National Harbor.
With more than 2,500 residents and traffic of 19.5 million annually, it’s no surprise that National Harbor is a popular place for tenants. With its prime riverfront location, easy access and convenient parking combined with a location that’s minutes from Washington, D.C.; Northern Virginia and Maryland, National Harbor offers a unique experience.
For more information on National Harbor, visit www.NationalHarbor.com.
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About National Harbor
Situated on the banks of the historic Potomac River and just minutes from the nation’s capital, National Harbor is a waterfront resort destination unlike any other. National Harbor is home to eight hotels including two of Maryland’s Four Diamond rated hotels—Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and MGM National Harbor. Also within National Harbor is Tanger Outlets’ 85 designer brands. The vibrant Waterfront District at National Harbor features boutique shops, restaurants and entertainment options along picturesque promenades as well as the iconic Capital Wheel, a 180-ft observation wheel and the Guide by Cell outdoor art gallery tour. National Harbor typically welcomes more than 19.5 million visitors a year. For more information, visit www.NationalHarbor.com.
About Peterson Companies
As one of the largest privately-owned real estate development companies in the DC region, Peterson Companies consistently delivers some of the area’s most exciting mixed-use retail, residential and commercial destinations. Over the past 55 years, Peterson has created such exceptional landmarks as National Harbor, Downtown Silver Spring, Fair Lakes, and Fairfax Corner. With a proven ability to move quickly on opportunities to reshape and enhance local communities, the company creates vibrant residential and business districts that benefit all who live and work in our region. For more information about the Peterson Companies, please visit www.petersoncos.com.