National Harbor, Maryland, June 9, 2014 National Harbor, the largest waterfront destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment in the Washington, D.C. area, announces today eight new retailers, restaurants and services have chosen to open new locations at National Harbor in 2014. The 350-acre resort community located on the Potomac River also welcomes two new world-class attractions – The Capital Wheel, a 180-foot observation wheel, and a massive state-of-the-art Jumbotron.

“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. They are a tremendous complement to our existing retail and restaurant offerings and will provide additional services to our growing resident and employee populations,” said Kent Digby, Senior Vice President of National Harbor.

The Capital Wheel allows guests to see the city from new heights, complete with seasonal concessions by Wolfgang Puck Catering and first-of-its kind third generation LED lighting. The brand-new LED Jumbotron is now the setting for the Movies on the Potomac event series, through September 25th. National Harbor also plans to show popular sports games and Saturday morning cartoons on the 18’ by 32’ screen, to entertain guests morning, noon and night.

More than 20,000 square feet of some of the hottest new restaurants, retailers and entertainment businesses are now opened at, or coming to, National Harbor:

Walrus Oyster & Ale House, 6,706 SQ FT – 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 watersports 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, 6,855 SQ FT – 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, 3,752 SQ FT – 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, MD. 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, 1,750 SQ FT – 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, 2,077 SQ FT (shared space with Cariloha) – 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, 2,077 SQ FT (shared space with Del Sol) – 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, 731 SQ FT – 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.

About National Harbor:

National Harbor is a community unlike any other in the D.C. region, designed to take full advantage of the most historic river in the nation. Rising from the banks of the Potomac River just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince George’s County, MD, National Harbor is a 350-acre, resort destination that includes the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Tanger Outlets, National Children’s Museum, thousands of hotel rooms, hundreds of residential and office units, tree-lined promenades with scores of popular shops and restaurants, and a marina. Additionally, MGM Resorts International has plans to build a $925 million casino complex on 23 acres overlooking the Potomac River with an 18-story, 300-suite hotel. For more information visit

About Peterson Companies

Peterson Companies is one of the largest privately owned real estate development companies in the Washington, DC region and offers fully integrated development services for commercial, office, residential and retail real estate. The company is responsible for some of the most prominent and successful mixed- use retail, residential and office developments in Northern Virginia and Maryland including National Harbor, Downtown Silver Spring, Washingtonian Center, Fairfax Corner, Virginia Gateway, Fair Lakes, Burke Centre and Tysons McLean Office Park. Founded by Milt Peterson over 30 years ago, the company has an extensive two million square foot development pipeline throughout the Washington, DC region. For more information about the company, please visit


Media Contacts:

Angela Sweeney
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Peterson Companies

Molly Hippolitus
Senior Account Manager, Public Relations
Delucchi Plus