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Restaurants approved for waterfront development

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Rendering of Robinson Landing courtesy of EYA LLC.

A waterfront mixed-use development under construction in Old Town Alexandria is on track to add some new entrees to the city’s dining scene.

On Saturday, the Alexandria City Council approved two special use permits for Alexandria Restaurant Partners to add two eateries along the city’s waterfront, the city clerk says.

The eateries will be part of a $185 million, mixed-use development underway called Robinson Landing led by Maryland developer EYA LLC. Robinson Landing will occupy the entire block fronted by the Potomac and bound by South Union, Duke and Wolfe streets. The development is planned to be finished in 2020.

Plans for Robinson Landing include 70 condominiums in three five-story buildings and 26 townhomes. The development also is expected to have a renovated pier, floating docks and a promenade along the Potomac River.

Alexandria Restaurant Partners operates six restaurants in Alexandria, EYA announced in a press release.

For Robinson Landing, Alexandria Restaurant Partners plans a 5,000-square-foot, ground floor restaurant in one of the condo buildings. The restaurant is expected to have indoor seating for 184 and 83 more seats on an outdoor patio. It will have a wood-fired kitchen with a menu that includes grilled seafood, steaks, vegetarian dishes and a wine list.

The other restaurant Alexandria Restaurant Partners is developing at Robinson Landing will be an indoor cafe with seasonal outdoor pier dining. 

Construction at Robinson Landing is underway with half the townhomes built and a number of residents moving in. The first condo building is in progress. The condos are being marketed for between $1.25 million and $4.95 million. 

EYA said 15 of the townhomes have been sold or reserved. They range in prince from $1.7 million to $2.4 million. In size, the townhomes range from 2,300 square feet to 3,020 square feet. 

Donohoe Construction is the general contractor for Robinson Landing. 

EYA has worked with archaeologists to explore the past of the site at Robinson Landing which has a history that dates back to 1749.

City approval is still needed for another restaurant planned for Duke Street, EYA said.

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