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JBG SMITH Announces New Restaurant, Retail Coming to The Grace and Reva Along Crystal Drive in National Landing

By: JBG SMITH

February 6, 2024

BETHESDA, Md. (February 5, 2024) – JBG SMITH (NYSE: JBGS), a leading owner and developer of high-quality, mixed-use properties in the Washington, DC market, today announced Bar Colline – a new full-service restaurant concept from the Hilton Brothers’ H2 Collective – at The Grace and Reva (formerly known as 1900 Crystal Drive) in National Landing.

District-born hospitality entrepreneurs Eric and Ian Hilton are the innovative duo behind H2 Collective, the hospitality group that includes several restaurants, bars, and lounges located throughout the DC metro area. The Collective’s expansive portfolio includes a trio of French bistros recently included in Washingtonian’s Best 100 List (Chez Billy Sud, Cafe Colline, Parc de Ville), nightlife spots (El Rey, Players Club, American Ice Company), and the British-inspired Brighton at The Wharf.

Their new project, Bar Colline, is an elegant and dynamic interpretation of the beloved French bistro, Café Colline. Drawing inspiration from the energy and charm of Paris nightlife. Bar Colline invites guests to indulge in shareable plates paired with a selection of fun wines and inventive cocktails. The venue boasts an eclectic ambiance, a spacious bar, and a charming private dining room, perfect for hosting special celebrations or a group night out.

“We’re thrilled to welcome H2 Collective’s newest concept, Bar Colline, to the neighborhood and expect it to offer customers a unique and compelling reason to return again and again,” said Amy Rice, Senior Vice President of Retail Leasing at JBG SMITH. “In National Landing, we are focused on cultivating engaging places that create lively communities and exciting experiences, for both visitors and residents, and this means striking the perfect balance between entertainment, culinary, service, and essential retail.”

Bar Colline joins six other new street-level offerings at The Grace and Reva:

  • Bar Chinois, an industrial-chic haunt serving dumplings, shumai, and noodles recognized for its constantly evolving Chinese menu and signature French-inspired cocktail and wine program. Recent accolades include being listed in the Michelin Dining Guide USA and the Washington Post Fall Dining Guide;
  • Colada Shop, a popular DC-based cafe serving coffee, cocktails, and Cuban food;
  • Drybar, a national brand specializing in blowout services and hair styling as well as top-of-the-line tools, and hair-care products;
  • nailsaloon, a luxury, non-toxic nail salon and cocktail parlor – with four locations in the DMV – that delivers superior nail care in an indulgent, friendly, and hyper-clean environment;
  • Tatte Bakery & Café, a buzzy bakery and all-day café known for its housemade bread and pastries, coffee, and catering;
  • Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, a New York-based artisanal ice cream purveyor with a fresh and ever evolving variety of flavors, from vegan to peppermint stick, in pints and sandwiches.

The Grace and Reva include a total of 808 multifamily apartments and approximately 40,000 square feet of street-level retail. Reva, the southern tower, comprises 471 apartments across a 27-story building that is situated alongside The Grace, the 337-unit, 26-story northern building.

At the center of the two new mixed-use buildings, JBG SMITH has created a retail-lined, pedestrian-friendly street under year-round stringed lighting, which will serve as an activated connection between 18th and 20th Streets. The intersecting woonerf will be shared by pedestrians, bicyclists, and low speed motor vehicles and expand the options for outdoor dining, community activations, and neighborhood programming.

JBG SMITH is also including a number of neighborhood-oriented improvements that will benefit the entire community. These include enhanced streetscapes, a grand staircase connecting to public open space, public bike facilities, and more.

JBG SMITH’s ongoing placemaking efforts in National Landing have led the charge in creating meaningful places meant to connect communities and enhance the lives of those that live, work, or visit them. In the fall, JBG SMITH welcomed visitors to Water Park, a 1.6-acre dining destination comprising 11 different food and drink concepts, and Dining in the Park, a novel culinary experience set among more than an acre of greenery, housing renowned Seven Reasons’ chef Enrique Limardo’s new concept, Surreal.

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