Pearl Street Warehouse music venue to open in October

WASHINGTON — Pearl Street Warehouse, a live music venue, bar and cafe that will be part of The Wharf’s pedestrian-only Pearl Street, says it will open in October, coinciding with the grand opening of the Southwest Waterfront development.

Pearl Street Warehouse comes from Cantina Marina owners Bruce Gates, Nicholas Fontana and Henry Gandy, and it will be an intimate music venue, with sit-down seating for 150 or stand-up capacity of 300.  It will feature live music seven nights a week, including rock, blues, roots, bluegrass and country.

Gates said it would be an “ode” to some of the great music venues of D.C.’s past.

“We’re building the venue that D.C. needs and a place where we want to go every night: an authentic experience where the music is the focus and the atmosphere is one that is genuine and comfortable,” he said.

The Pearl Warehouse will serve what it calls comfort food in its bar and diner, and will be open for breakfast, as well.

The small-sized venue at The Pearl Warehouse will complement the much larger music venue, The Anthem, being opened at The Wharf by I.M.P Inc. — the same company that owns the 9:30 Club.

The Anthem, which can be configured for 3,000 to 6,000 concert goes, will open in October, as well.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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