The famed 50-year-old seafood spot’s barge has relocated to the Anacostia River, but where it will ultimately head is currently unknown.
WASHINGTON — Waterfront shoppers and strollers will notice something different on The Wharf’s watery edge: the historic Captain White’s Seafood storefront barge is gone.
Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, developers of The Wharf, told WUSA9 in a statement Thursday that the owners of Captain White’s Seafood had decided to leave the Municipal Fish Market after losing a lawsuit against the District of Columbia and The Wharf developers.
Captain White had previously claimed that the developers were trying to permanently push Municipal Fish Wharf tenants out of their market space.
“During its centuries of existence, the Municipal Fish Market has been home to dozens of different fish, produce, and food vendors and will continue to do so after the departure of Captain Whites—with the beloved Jessie Taylor Seafood remaining the anchor of the market,” Hoffman-Madison Waterfront sent via an emailed statement.