We have been pleasantly surprised by the fact that City Center continues to beat the announced deadlines. They're already one month ahead of their construction schedule, and last week we were told retail tenants would be announced "in about a month."
Another deadline beat: within just days, we now know at least one retail tenant: the Washington Post reports this morning that Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House will get a 17,000 square foot lease.
This is not Del Frisco's first foray into DC: the more casual Del Frisco's Grille will be opening in the old Les Halles space on July 14th. Washington's Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House will be the tenth nationwide - joining locations in New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia, and several in Texas.
Hours have been set; it looks as though the Grille will not be open for lunch on weekends, which is disappointing for those of us who live here. Lunch will be served 11:30a-3p Monday through Friday. Dinner will be served 5p-11p Monday - Thursday; 5p-12a Friday - Saturday and 4p-9:30p on Sunday.