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Eaternity to Open Latin American Concept Restaurant at DC’s RiverPoint


Eaternity Social Restaurant Group has signed an 8,028-square-foot lease to open a new Latin American restaurant at RiverPoint, the 73,000-square-foot mixed-use project in Washington, D.C.’s Buzzard Point neighborhood.

KLNB Principal Ernie Hueter represented the landlord, Western Development, in the deal, while CapStar Commercial Realty’s Greg Cho represented Eaternity.

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“We’re excited about the energy of D.C. and the waterfront location that RiverPoint offers,” Naeem Mohd, founder of Eaternity, told Commercial Observer. “With D.C. United’s new Audi Field soccer stadium, Buzzard Point is going to become another hot D.C. destination. We’re looking forward to being a part of that excitement.” 

The restaurant group is also the team behind popular D.C. restaurants La Vie, Provision No. 14 and Bar Bao. The new restaurant is slated to open in the spring of 2022.

“Washington, D.C. residents have a passion for unique dining offerings and are always looking to discover new places to gather,” Hueter told CO. “As restaurants and other retail reopen, people will be eager to get out and socialize again, so the timing of EATernity’s new addition to RiverPoint is impeccable. We’re thrilled to partner with them on this project and even more excited to see the restaurant when it opens next year.”

Developed by a joint venture between Western Development, Akridge and Orr Partners, RiverPoint when finished will consist of 58,800 square feet of restaurant and retail space and 480 apartments. It will also feature waterfront activities with new piers and the continuation of the 28-mile Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. 

“Naeem and the Eaternity family are an excellent addition to RiverPoint,” Paige Grzelak, Western Development’s vice president of development, said. “Naeem sees the vision for Buzzard Point and is ready to be a part of making this area an economic driver for the District.”  

Currently, two retail spaces remain available at RiverPoint: one for 9,031 square feet and the other for 6,625 square feet.