National Harbor adds two new retailers to the mix

WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL – Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chão and specialty candy shop It’Sugar are coming to National Harbor.

The pair join a growing mix of tenants that have signed on with National Harbor developer Peterson Cos. for space at the waterfront development since the start of the pandemic, with others including Bombay Street Food, Silver Diner and Tom’s Watch Bar.

Fogo will replace McLoone’s Pier House, which opened in 2010 but closed its 12,154-square-foot space at 141 National Plaza amid the pandemic. The space overlooks the water and includes patio seating. The chain started in 1979 and features fresh cuts of fire-roasted meats, along with salads and traditional Brazilian cocktails.

It’Sugar will fill the void created when beloved marshmallow candy shop Peeps & Co. closed its 3,537-square-foot space at 150 National Plaza. Peeps had been at the Prince George’s County development for longer even than McLoone’s, having opened in 2009, but the company suspended production for a time earlier in the pandemic and shuttered some of its stores including at National Harbor. It’Sugar was founded in 2006 and has more than 100 stores across two dozen states.

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