Declaration to open at F1RST Residences in Capitol Riverfront

Full-service restaurant will be joined at the mixed-use property by the newest Barre3 location.

Declaration will be the latest restaurant to open as part of the creative retail mix at F1RST Residences in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.

Opening in mid-March, Declaration will be the property’s first full-service dining option.  The 3,500-square-foot restaurant, located at 1237 First St. SE, will be the second location for Declaration in D.C. This new location will be double the size of its counterpart in the Shaw neighborhood and will offer pizza and Philadelphia-oriented menu items, including some ballpark staples. 

Barre3 will open next door to Declaration in late summer, marking the District’s fifth location of the fitness studio, that has locations in 32 states, as well as in Canada and the Philippines. Opposed to a one-size-fits-all approach to exercise, Barre3 teaching gives clients a rewarding endorphin high and a deep muscle burn—without pain in areas of the body prone to injury.

“Declaration and Barre3 perfectly complement our existing mix of retail and restaurateurs at F1RST,” said Jon Carr, Grosvenor’s Senior Vice President of Development. “Declaration is our only full-service restaurant for guests who are looking to enjoy a sit-down dining experience, and features drinks made by some of the District’s most talented mixologists. Barre3 offers a low-impact workout that encourages its clients to test and build strength at their own pace. In the ten months since F1RST opened, our residents and neighbors have really rallied around the development and helped make it into a community – and we’re looking forward to offering them these new experiences.”

In addition to Declaration and Barre3, the ground floor retail at F1RST also features fast-casual eateries Taylor Gourmet, Chop’t, Chipotle, Roti and RASA, and fitness studio [solidcore], all of which are open. One available retail space remains. 

F1RST Residences, developed and owned by Grosvenor Americas offers 325 rental apartments, of which 50 are offered at below market rental rates. Amenities at the 450,000-square-foot mixed-used development include a rooftop pool and hot tub, full-service concierge staff and a 2,300-square-foot fitness center. The District’s first-ever stadium-seating view into Nationals Park can be experienced from F1RST’s rooftop. Leasing has been strong with over 80% of the units leased since opening in April 2017.

F1RST is less than a quarter of a mile from the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, a block from Navy Yard Metro Station, a mile from Capitol Hill and minutes away from The Yards. The project was designed by Hickok Cole Architects and co-developed by McCaffery Interests, who also provide construction, leasing and property management services for the project. Bethesda-based Clark Enterprises is an equity partner in both the residential and retail components.


For more information contact:
Gabrielle Nadel
+1 202 740 5545

Notes to Editors

F1RST Residences

F1RST Residences offers apartments in a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom layouts. Each home features floor-to-ceiling windows, Bosch in-suite laundry, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and special touches such as USB charger outlets and soft-close modern cabinetry. Amenities include a fully equipped fitness center, 24-hour full-service concierge, resident lounge with chef’s kitchen, pet grooming stations, parking for cars and bicycles, and a rooftop with a swimming pool, hot tub, dog park, and D.C.’s only residential ‘stadium-style seating’ with views into Nationals Park and beyond. F1RST Residences is located less than a quarter of a mile from the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, a block from Navy Yard Metro Station and a mile from Capitol Hill.

Grosvenor Americas

Grosvenor Americas aims to become a market leader in select geographical areas and sectors in Canada and the USA through focused, strategic expansion. Grosvenor Americas uses their knowledge of the cities they work in and their property skills to develop projects that contribute to the vibrancy and attractiveness of those communities. With particular interest in retail, residential condominiums and apartments, and mixed-use sectors, the Company currently operates in Washington, D.C., Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Calgary. As at 31 December 2016, Grosvenor Americas had assets under management of C$4.6bn.   @GrosvenorAmer

McCaffery Interests

McCaffery Interests, Inc., is a privately owned, full-service commercial real estate company that has been in the business of investing, developing, leasing and managing real estate for more than 25 years. The McCaffery Interests portfolio of planned, completed and managed projects exceeds 20 million square feet and includes office, mixed-use, hotel, and residential properties, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. With offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C, Pittsburgh and Denver, and controlled assets and completed developments valued in excess of $2 billion, McCaffery Interests is one of the most trusted real estate companies in the nation. For more information, please visit

Clark Enterprises

CEI has distinguished itself as a leader among real estate owners, investors and developers in the Washington, D.C. area. CEI maintains an impressive portfolio of diversified commercial, residential and industrial real estate assets with current interests in millions of square feet of office space, as well as thousands of hotel and residential units, primarily located in the Washington, D.C. metro area. CEI is involved in all aspects of ownership, development and management of its properties. Through its sophisticated in-house expertise and experience, as well as strategic partnering, CEI actively drives value creation. For more information, please visit

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