The good word from a representative from Lewis Real Estate Services, the company leasing the space at Anacostia Gateway, is that they are currently in negotiations with a financial institution and a local coffee shop for the ground floor retail. There is an additional 10,400 square feet remaining, of which 6,200 square feet is available for a restaurant.
Really, a local coffee shop? That would be a-mazing.
And a reminder of what it will (at least sort of) look like once the government center is built:
images courtesy of Lewis Real Estate Services